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Amelia's Fashion Line

Since women pilots were rather uncommon in the 1930s, the only option for aviation apparel was made for men. Of course, these outfits didn't fit Amelia and her fellow women fliers. The clothing must have been rather uncomfortable - loose in areas and large in others. Additionally, Amelia preferred practical women's clothing and had preferred pants since she was a young girl. Women's clothing was not designed for "active" women and often was not very utilitarian.

With all of this in mind, in 1933 she produced "Amelia Fashions." Her looks consisted of pieces like anti-wrinkle dresses, pants, and outerwear. Check out some of these photos of an advertisement for her clothing designs. The original photos can be found in the Purdue University archives.


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