1940's women’s fashion were about creating a certain silhouette, it was all about the hourglass figure with padded shoulders, tiny waists and full hips. Nipped in high-waisted tops, and A-line skirts that came down to the knee. This was the everyday shape for clothing from suits to dresses, and even trousers.
If you were not naturally an hour glass shape the clothes were designed to help you achieve the look.
Gloves were a necessity, in almost any picture you find, women are wearing gloves.