Sunday, April 7, 2013

1920s Fashion

Ok, so if you all have been reading this blog, you will know that I have favorite decades in fashion.  I have already discussed the 50s, and why that is my favorite decade; now I will talk about the 20s.  History about the 20s:  After WWI, women were tired of being stuffed in corsets to create an hourglass shape.  They wanted to be free to dress how they wanted to dress, and not have to feel constricted.  Fashion had changed slightly during the 1910s when the hobble skirt was created, but it was not enough.  When the 1920s came around, fashion went from this:

To this:

Thanks to designers like Coco Chanel, women had gotten rid of the corsets and the S-Curve dresses, and started wearing knee-length dresses with more drape.  We should thank Coco Chanel for creating dresses and separates that are more relaxing for women to wear.  She truly changed fashion forever.

The hairstyles had even changed.  During the early 1900s, women wore their hair long, so they would pull it back in a fancy bun and wear a decorative hat.  By the 1920s, the hair was cut in a boy-short bob, and the waves became popular.  Derby hats became popular as well.  Here are some examples.

One trend that became really popular in 1920s fashion is the flapper style.  Webster describes flappers as:

"a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual mannersmoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.

These girls were considered "The Bad Girls Club" during the 1920s.  Here are some examples of the Flapper fashion:

Most people would not find anything wrong with these outfits, but the modest people of the 1920s felt this look was not classy at all!!  Thanks to the flappers, this style will always and forever be a part of fashion!

Until Next Time (and with another decade)!

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