Shoes: ca. 1941-1952, British, suede, leather. "The shoes bear the CC41 (civilian clothing) mark stamped on rationed, Utility clothing produced under wartime restrictions and austerity regulations. These restrictions, imposed from 1941, ensured no materials were wasted in the manufacture of clothing. Heels higher than 2 inches were considered unnecessary and, therefore, banned." 1940 S, Government Approved, Shoes Civilian, Civilian Clothing, 1940S Fashion, Ww2 Government, 1940S Shoes, Vintage Shoes, Cc41 Shoes
Green rayon crepe Utility Wear dress from Marks & Spencer, 1940s, Britain. Clothes rationing started in June 1941 and M worked hard to provide clothing that conformed with the CC41 regulations, but that was also well designed and attractive. © M Company Archive
~"Utility" dress, c.1940s. The British government introduced the Utility Clothing Scheme to address the shortage of labor and materials during and after WWII~ Silhouettes were kept simple, but many were in fact commissioned from leading designers, such as Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell.