There's a nip in the air here, now we've moved into March and the first days of Autumn. I thought it might be nice to have a look at some clothing for warmer weather, so I am presenting to you Fall Fashions from Life magazine 1947.
Love the shoes on the far right!
Among some women the New Look was quite unpopular, and protests were even staged, such as the one illustrated above, in Dallas, Texas. It's difficult now to imagine how universal fashions were in those days. If skirts became fuller and longer, you just had to go along with the trend, even if it didn't suit you. To do otherwise would have looked terribly outmoded.
Even hem lengths had fashions. Here are some photos from Fifth Avenue, showing the new longer-length skirts which had just come into fashion. The new fashions were particularly popular among young women.