Ladies Lounge: 1942 Suit, HP Wasson

Written by on April 15, 2013 in Ladies Lounge - 2 Comments
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1949 HP Wasson

Evidently, the second floor of Wasson’s was abuzz with these suits less than a year after the United States entered into WWII.

This, from October 1942 says: “All along the fashion front- the word is moire! Quick as a flash, Wasson’s presents a little moire masterpiece! A two-piece suit full of gentle detail, twinkling with huge glitter buttons, tuned to the times want to be  your loveliest for HIM! And last but not least–attractively low-priced.”

Wondering if it was hard to go on fussing about a new suit or shopping when family members were away fighting for the country? Certainly, as  you ponder what was going on in other parts of the world, it seems so trivial.

Talking to ladies of the family who lived through this time is enlightening. Have you heard any stories about clothes, work or activities of your female relatives during the war? What a time it must have been here and throughout the rest of the country and world.

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2 Comments on "Ladies Lounge: 1942 Suit, HP Wasson"

  1. basil berchekas jr April 15, 2013 at 6:45 am · Reply

    H P Wasson was an excellent store along with Ayres and Blocks…

  2. Lisa July 8, 2013 at 10:44 pm · Reply

    Thanks for sharing the ad and information from them! I recently found a 1940s suit from HP Wasson.

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