Loved this feature on how to refashion and restyle pieces from your wardrobe into the New Look. It also provides a neat summary of the differences between the New Look and the war-time styles.
Reading from my collection of Everywoman magazines around this time, it's interesting to note that a lot of the articles relating to the New Look suggest that there was some resistance to the style among women; the Look was apparently not welcomed with such open arms we've generally assumed but with a certain amount of reluctance. There are articles promising women they'll "grow to love" the Look. They probably quite liked the sharp tailoring of the earlier 40s (as many of us do now). Some couldn't bear the idea of giving up padded shoulders for sloping, and perhaps found the longer skirt "frumpy". It's an interesting angle on the transition to the New Look - I'll try and post some more related features over the coming week or so.