Once upon a time, before Photoshop existed, women's magazines did more than make you wish you were Jennifer Lawrence's best friend. After the fall of France in 1940, Hollywood drove fashion in the US almost entirely, with just a few trends coming from a wartorn Britain. But alongside fashion tips, women's magazines presented career women with knitting patterns and practical family advice. It was a pivotal decade for women's magazines, and one that produced some gorgeous magazine covers.
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