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WW2: Our Greatest Generation Also Provided Us with Lasting Fashion

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In the fickle world of fashion, there are certain trends that continue to live on and resurge year after year. Below we’ll look at a couple of the most popular fashions of today that can trace their roots to the lasting influence of out Greatest Generation in today’s world.

Aviator Sunglasses

Aviator Sunglasses are a staple of modern fashion. Men and women of all ages rock these stylish sunglasses, oftentimes with little thought to their origin. Famously styled by General MacArthur during WW2, along with countless military pilots during and after WW2, the aviator sunglasses became engrained in our national consciousness.


Visit any sunglass stand in the mall and you’ll find some fun twists on the traditional aviator sunglass. For example, you might enjoy a mirrored lense. Throw the person you’re talking to for a loop by forcing them to look at their own reflection! The larger lense of aviator sunglasses offer superior sun protection, compared to some of the other trendy sunglasses out there. It’s no wonder that these became a favorite of aviators everywhere.

Leather Jackets

Perfect for cutting down a cold winter breeze while looking cool, leather jackets are another staple of modern fashion. Leather jackets are expensive, which contribute to their exclusive feel. While they’re high-maintenance (leather treatment and care), they remain popular pieces worn throughout the winter months, year after year. In fact, almost every department store carries these jackets once the calendar begins to race towards the end of the year. These jackets were commonly worn by military aviators in WW2 to help combat the freezing temperatures at flight-level. Many feature a wool interior that makes these jackets soft and comfortable on the inside, while the tough exterior protects the body from harsh winter conditions.

Colorful Summer Dresses

Colorful summer dresses allow women to keep cool in the summer, while looking tastefully sexy. These dresses predate WW2, but they’ve become a major player in almost every WW2 film (i.e. Pearl Harbor). While attending church in sunny California, it’s never difficult to pick out a couple girls sporting their favorite summer dress. While they may be common, these dresses became incredibly popular during WW2 and beyond.

Making Fashion Affordable

Keeping up with the Topbargains latest fashion trends can be lower cost. Every year things change. You can’t be caught wearing the same clothes more than once every couple of weeks, right? God forbid you wear the same clothes to class twice in a row. Then if you match with someone else, it’s the end of the world, right? Well, the good news is these WW2 fashion staples keep clothing affordable.

However, if you’re caught in the rat race of constantly upgrading your wardrobe, it’s easy to get in over your head financially. If you’re in the UK and you find that your charge card debt is getting to be too much to handle responsibly, Settle your outstanding debt and freeze interest payments.


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