81. 1942 PANTS

You did not have to be a Wren to don a new uniform! As women took over the jobs of the men who went to war, they also took to wearing their trousers. The pages of Chatelaine and Mayfair both explained, to the wearer and the watcher, the how and why! For the first time in centuries women could move freely. The end of the war was not the end of women’s wearing pants, they instead became a woman’s wardrobe staple.