In any decade fashion was a way of saying something. One of the women’s careers was being in the fashion industry. Some of them set their lives as working on things to express themselves and other women. Fashion for women characterized the free spirited, the independence they gained about themselves and who they were, who they are. Also getting dressed as a women depended on many other things. For instance, what they were doing, the time they did it at and with who they were with. Fashion is way of many different attitudes and things its a easy way to let things out.
This time exuded a glamorous tone and majorly affected women's fashion. Dresses were now made with more luxurious materials such as silk or satin. Dress silhouettes were chic and fitted to contour the body’s natural shape while still providing movement and grace. This was a new release of expression as women were previously confined to wearing clothes that were plain and functional during the economic crisis. This was an exciting breakout for women as they were finally allowed to express themselves again and show their personality through fashion. Women had been in the dark during the depression era and these female role models brought the fashion industry back to life. This new elegant style was yet another form of expression for women because it was a new and innovative stylistic decision that many women supported. This was yet another trend that helped women form a mindset that was focused on the individual and their unique portrayal and presentation. This was important for the continuation of self-expression through fashion because it allowed women to see the different styles that could emerge in even short spans of time
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Chanel
It is no question that the women of modern American society differ greatly from the women of preceding generations. Until the passage of the 19th amendment, women were not considered equals by the standards of the United States government, and social controversy continued long after. A large contributor to the progression in the area of women’s equality was a group of liberated and notorious women known as Flappers. These women drifted from social norms regarding women in American Society. In the 1920’s United States, the controversial conduct and morality of flappers led to a new generation of independent women, who made significant advancements in women’s social and
com,” womens fashion was known as dressing “smartly” in the 1950’s. The slim and sleek style, began to grow throughout the fifties. During this time, outer garments and undergarments began to become more and more popular to a womans outfit. Women started wearing outer garments such as, cropped jackets that enhanced the hourglass shape that every female wanted to have. Longer, more fitted, styles of coats were also worn very often. These kind of coats were another form of fashion that accentuates a woman's waist, making it look thinner. Under garments were a huge part of a woman's attire in the fifties. Women wore dresses and skirts more than they wore pants because the style was more formal and conservative. There were a large amount of different styles of the dresses the women wore. There were styles from a pencil style dress, exaggerating an hourglass shape, to a casual yet classy afternoon tea dress. These dresses varied in color and pattern. Skirts were just as appreciated in fashion as dresses were. The most popular style of skirt that every women wore was a swing skirt. The swing skirt was tight fitted at the waist and extended out, reaching the
Women’s fashion in the 1020’s had to deal with many changes following the first world war, and the period referred as the “roaring 20’s”, the era of the “flapper.”The 1920’s dresses were lighter since the dresses had less material and new synthetic fabrics and brighter and shorter than before. Fashion designers experimented with fabric colors, textures, and plenty of patterns to create variety of new styles of dresses. Coats and jackets were most often trimmed with fur in the 1020’s. Fur coats were not as popular anymore while fur trimmed coats followed an upward trend for women.The trend towards silk and rayon represented a dose of luxury in the 1920’s and cotton became less fashionable because of it. Women’s underwear which was mainly made of cotton before 1920 was fashioned from silk and rayon by the end of the decade. Women that were young change cotton underwear for underwear that were made of different materials while older women were slower to change. People that were from the city made the change to materials and styles a lot sooner than the country
As women’s role in society changed, the fashion trends for women also changed. Due to a dye shortage and fabric shortages during the war, a new utilitarian drabness in dress began to trend. The most noticeable change engendered by war was the relaxation of the formal rules of attire. The women’s hemlines began to shorten, and their ankles began to show; women began to wear sexy heeled shoes and flesh toned silk stocking rather than their previous high button boots.
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel known as Coco Chanel is a famous fashion designer who foundered her own company at the age of 27 in 1910. She died in 1971 but her company is still one of the leading high end fashion labels in the world. It is very prestigious and her name will continue to go down in history.
Diana Vreeland was the 20th century fashion genius whose achievements left timeless marks on the fashion world. From the time Diana started her career in Harper’s Bazaar in late 1930’s and throughout all of her life, including as fashion editor and then editor in Vogue from 1962 and later in Metropolitan Museum, she is recognized as the empress of fashion. Diana was spreading the ideas of the women of now by creating
The decade of the 1920’s - 1930’s was an era of a drastic change in fashion. Women fashion changed dramatically; however, their hemlines rose , make-up began to get popular, and their hairstyles became shorter. “The notorious flapper girl is known by all and the short sleek hair, above the knee straight shift dress and the boyish figure will never fail to be remembered.¨ (www.catwalkyourself.com) Women had a more masculine look , but playful applied make-up onto their face. They rocked short bobbed hairstyles usually for men, and rebelliously demonstrated them in public. They began to develop a more sleek and slim look in the 1920’s. To get a more sophisticated look , women began to wear spaghetti straps and revealing more, for a more sexy look. Women dresses were created with no waist creating a more masculine look; therefore, this was an easy look for middle class woman to make at home. However, middle class women made their dresses at home to fit in with the higher
Nineteenth-century Victorian dress emerged simultaneously with the 1837 accession of Queen Victoria, and involved a plethora of differing styles and aesthetics. In the 1830s, floral patterns and delicate outlines dominated women’s dress fashion in America. Angelina Grimké, however, would have eschewed
From the glitz and the glamor to the back woods jazz players, the Roaring Twenties was an era when the rules didn 't stand a chance. Prohibition, a federal law that was passed, prohibiting the consumption of alcohol, was a key factor to paving the way to the defiant behavior of citizens in the twenties. There were parties, and with them, came free spirited women known as the Flappers who abandoned their once “nice girl” reputations and could be seen smoking and drinking the night away at parties and nightclubs every night. Jazz music was all the rage in the twenties and a dance called the Charleston was all the craze, nationwide. In addition to the extravagant parties, ideal innovations such as the automobile and the radio were becoming
However, the 1920s, the time of the Flapper, promoted this very slim, almost boyish body, and the clothes were very straight so that it didn’t show any curves. Both of these photos, as well as other times in history with pictures of the ideal woman’s body can be seen at here.
Gabriell (Coco) Chanel founded her company in 1913 in Paris, France. The main profile of the company at the beginnings was fashion design by Chanel herself from 1910 to 1971. She was a real innovator on the market. After her death Karl Lagerfeld became his successor, currently he is the mastermind behind the world-famous, top-selling luxury brand. Chanel soon expanded the product range and started to design luxury hats, clothes, fragrances, accessories and cosmetics. The ideology behind the brand is elegancy, beauty and self-respect of women; Chanel has a parallelism with personal identity embedded into luxury. This is illustrated by the current slogan of N˚5
‘’ fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’’