1940s: Boiler Suits
While boiler suits were a crazy fashion trend, they were also a symbol of feminism and the progression of women in society. The denim outfit was worn by women as they entered the workforce after thousands of men were drafted into WWII. It was a symbol that women could do typically male-dominated jobs, and women’s outfits didn’t always have to be typically feminine. Goodbye, corsets! If you’re asking yourself “what the f*** is a boiler suit?” we promise you already know. It’s worn by cultural icon Rosie the Riveter!