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1940s erotica - A woman in a nylon nightie by Charmese. (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images). 30th April 1949

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Vogue May 1949 - Photo by Clifford Coffin Conde Nast Archive Dress by Lanvin

From "Elsa Schiaparelli" by Francois Baudot "A typically Schiap invention: in preparation for the cold, a collar cut from one piece of material, matched to the jacket of this 1949 black grosgrain silk suit, comes right up to the nose, forming two points at the nape of the neck which can be brought back and knotted under the chin. (Horst P. Horst)

Mary Jane Russell, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar, 1949

Vogue 1949. You know the women of the 30's and 40's look like they could be sexy without showing so much skin and they weren't bone skinny either. What brought us to thinking we have to be today. Go figure, the media of course

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