Rosie the Riveter has become a powerful American symbol of feminism who emerged from her starring role on propaganda posters during WWII. Additional versions of Rosie also appeared in the UK, New Zealand and Australia on government posters and commercial advertising during the war as, increasingly, more women were recruited into men's jobs, due to a massive shortage of manpower during the war. Women built planes and ships, guns, bombs, tanks; they farmed the land, operated search lights, and defended the home front for the duration. The empowerment that came from this cannot be understated, and it was difficult for many women to give up their new found freedoms and return to their former domestic lives when the war finally ended. Let's salute Rosies all over the world this week by bringing out our best 1940s working fashions: Dungarees, trousers, overalls, blouses, cardigans, coats, knitwear, scarves, snoods, hats, caps and practical footwear. Whatever Rosie would have worn to work in a Munitions factory, assisting in an office, on the home front patrol, or as a Land Army Girl is suitable.