A fascinating look at what teenagers wore in the 1940s. 1940s teenage fashion for girls included the sloppy joe sweater, saddle shoes, and denim jeans.
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1940s teenage fashions reflected this new, care-free outlook on life. Clothing shops, mail order catalogs and girl magazines portrayed teens as just older girls in frilly dresses. The teen girl uniform of the 1940s was a pleated plaid skirt, snug fitting sweater over a blouse.