If you were a "short girl" in 1943 you might have gotten some fashion tips from Colette--- the "internationally known stylist, dress designer, and fashion authority." Colette wrote a 48 page booklet describing and illustrating the "Dos and Dont's for the Short Girl". Take a look at some of the recommendations for the stylish 1940s woman.
Perhaps it is time to search The Vintage Hat Shop for some hats to match these fashions! More tomorrow.