We all know the highly-idealized images of Golden Era women -- movie stars, magazine models, pinups, etc. -- but for most of us, those looks are great to see but neither practical nor attainable for everyday life. So here's a thread where we can draw inspiration from images of ordinary gals of the Era -- the hair isn't always picture-perfect, the makeup isn't flawless, the clothes didn't just come off a designer's rack, but they're still attractive -- and that's the way most women have always looked.
Here's a few to start with, courtesy of the ever-valuable Life Magazine archives:
Office worker, 1940
Sunglass wearer, 1938
Mother and kids, 1940
Airplane mechanic, 1940
Lecture audience, 1940
Plenty more out there -- find them online or find them in your own family album, and post them here!