Stumbled upon these 1940s/50s documentary fashion photos by Nina Leen in the Life Archive. If you have some time to kill, browse away--it's an insane little search engine of amazing imagery. All photos are super-sized and allow ample zooming of all the fine, nitty gritty details. Perfect for obsessive folk (like me) who may get excited over a certain kind of cuffing of a pant or the width of a sweater neckline...
Penny in left shoe for good luck, Minnesota, 1944
I.D. Bracelet trend, Minnesota, 1944
Florida, May 1950
Eva Le Gallienne, Westport, CT 1949
And here's a great feature on teen girls clothes from 1944-click click here.