18th March 2023

Military Mode 1930-1939

The military look dominated in 1936-7.

Advocate (Burnie, Tas), 27th April 1933 page 7.

Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld), 2nd December 1933 page 4.

Bowden Independant (Qld), 2nd August 1935 page 6.

The Maitland Mercury (NSW), 26th March 1936 page 3.

“A feminine expression of the military mode is this silver embossed lame cocktail jacket, with its frog fastenings.”

Sunday Mail (Brisbane), 31st May 1936 page 29. “The military mode is strongly emphasied”.

The North Midland Times (Moora, WA), 12th February 1937 page 6.

The Sun (Sydney), 11th February 1940 page 1: From top to toe; all aspects of appearance were effected. Hair styles changed to accommodate military style hats; stockings were heavier; hand bags large enough to be a “carry all” for air-raids; shorter heels and hemlines; and there were military style collars and accessories.

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