Fashion Style of 1920-1929
The fashion during 1920-1929 was era of vast change. This era influenced by Jazz Age and the wedding dress of Queen Elizabeth, which simplistic-shapeless and straight dress. The women hemlines’ reaching the predominantly mid-twenties flapper style. The memorable flapper girl in this era known by boyish figure-style, short sleek hair, and above the knee straight shift dress. Twenties also known as the start of prohibition period, crime and corruption reached a peak. Al Capone stands out as one of the male public figure from organized crime activities, his extravagant double-breasted jacket in dark colour with pinstripe or herringbone patters combine with fedora hats, two-tone shoes and cufflinks, rings and watches …show more content…
This era influenced by economic difficulty among countries. By abbreviated, there were sudden change during this era from low twenties waist to a natural waist which emphasized by belts. Feedsack Dress became popular to face the difficult time by upcycle sacks into clothing. Designers, furthermore, experimented with new cuts and new materials. Bias cut gown was favorited for evening wear which made from silk velvet or silk satin. Rayon and nylon were using for daily wear. This era also inspired by military style during rumble of war in 1936 which square shoulders with low …show more content…
The war also bring change in social and culture by the women entered the military service and the workplace. The war officially limiting and restricting the fabrics availability and the use of the materials used in the production by the L-85 Order. The materials and utilities that were needed for military purposes were restricted for civilian use, so the most popular outfit was a simple outfit which less demand resources. Hems reached a peak with fabric restrictions. Pleats and trimmings as well as jacket and trouser lengths were restricted. The metal used for zippers were needed by military and buttons were limited for useful purpose
New media such as the film industry also gave men a “new definition” into the “male appearance” and its importance and variations in the public eye. Masculine appearance now rejected the clothed modesty of the Victorian Age, to the point that by 1930, men no longer wore swimming clothes that “covered the upper part of the body,” a celebration of the male physique and in many cases their sexuality that evolved through the 1920s. Instead of written rules and dictations of courtship, new social mores now declared that “the peer group” would now define “appropriate sexual behavior,” that courtship as a manner of relationships between men and women would now fade as the concept of dating would take its place. This “driving [of] courtship” into
Uniforms played an important role in convenience, identification, and protection to the troops. Most soldiers were only given an old carpet piece for baggage, muddy discarded shoes, and dirty, ragged clothing. By wearing uniforms, it helped both sides distinguish who were Northern Union soldiers and those who were Southern Confederate soldiers. The United States’ massive industry capacity provided the ability to give all of their troops wool uniforms. Uniforms were convenient for the troops on both sides because many soldiers wore whatever they brought with them from home.
Flappers In the 1920’s, a new woman and following a new era was born. Women were no longer scared to express themselves or to act different. They smoked, drank, and voted. They cut their hair, they’d get all dolled up and do their makeup, and they went to parties.
With World War I coming to an end in late 1918, the country was focused on having a good time. Because of this, fashion went from tight and constricting clothing to unfitted clothing. Dresses became looser, with hemlines rising to knee length (Pendergast et al. 715). Dancing was also a large influence on fashion. Tassels, fringes, floaty layers and feathers became part of the dresses, to draw attention to the movements of the dances, and the shiny fabrics emphasised the dancers (Thorton).
During World War II, manufacturers put more effort into supplying the wartime needs of Europe, creating shortages of raw materials at home. Automobile manufacturers gradually converted their factories to build military vehicles and clothing manufacturers made uniforms for the military (Vergun). Due to these shortages, clothes became tighter and more versatile to use less fabric. Rural dwellers including millions of women, ethnic minorities, and teenagers moved to the cities to work in factories. After the war, clothes became more luxurious as fabrics used were now heavy and expensive.
It developed as a result of gradual social and cultural changes” ^2. They abandoned corsets for greater freedom and comfort, and sheer and movable fabrics were used in many flapper dresses. These dresses were made with materials such as silk, satin, chiffon, or organdy; if silk was too expensive for the consumer, artificial silk was used as a replacement.^3 Flapper dresses have defined characteristics, including things like low cuts, and knee-length, the material was thinner, and the arm and ankles were either exposed or covered by see-through fabric. Beyond dresses, some hairstyles that were popular among the flappers was the “Dutch boy bob '', which was a straight bob just below the chin line and featured bangs, another was the ‘Marcel wave’ which was a bob that was achieved by using heat and curling iron on the hair to produce a wavy bob.^3.
1920’s Flappers “Flappers initiated in the 1920s, the term “flapper” described women who flamboyantly flouted their contempt for what was back then deemed as societal behavior that was conventional. Flappers were women who were characterized by their choice of bobbed hair, short skirts, and their enjoyment of jazz music”(Co). These women has made a huge impact on woman lives today with their styles alone. The style of the flappers were unique for its time period. These beautiful women was known for wearing skinny tight dresses.
One way how women 's lives improved in the 1920s was because women had new roles in society. A new style for young women called the flapper became extremely popular. Flappers represented the new morals of young women in the 1920s. Hemlines of the dresses were shortened, sleeves and necklines were reduced, and
According to Marissa Brassfield, “ it describes the ever-changing style of clothes worn by those with cultural status.” The fashion industry is influenced by several individuals, fashion can be influenced in many directions because of the different mindset of fashion designers. Fashion designers often Are inspired by other designers, and or the environment fashion designers are in. Prior to the French Revolution, elegance, and sophistication was the look, according to Makers, fashion influences like Marie Antoinette was a major contributor. The royal court would often wear big and extra dresses in the everyday life as well on festive days, fashion drastically changed after Josephine Bonaparte wore simple white high waisted dresses (Makers).
America had vast economic power during the 1920s, otherwise known as the Roaring Twenties. The era consisted of the alcohol prohibition, gangsters, the Jazz Age and the Klu Klux Klan. Jobs paid well and there was an abundance of spare cash. Hire Purchase agreements were introduced and as was buying shares on the stock market. This contributed towards the wealth of the middle class.
Crimes associated with bootlegging increased and led to the rise of powerful crime syndicates such as the famous Chicago gangster Al Capone, who made use of the bootleg operations and speakeasies and earned $60 million annually. The criminal activity and the rise in gang violence increased with the progression of the decade, with court rooms and jails overflowing with criminals. Some would even have to wait a year to be brought to trial. Drug use also increased, replacing alcohol. In addition to that, the desire to increase workers’ productivity failed and instead of reducing the consumption of alcohol, which succeeded in the early 1920’s, people actually started to consume more alcohol towards the end of the Prohibition.
The 1920s in America, also known as the Roaring Twenties, was a time of political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments. These developments created new changes and helped shape the ways of life of the American people. Women played a significant example in social changes. From improvements in the education system, to minor developments such as the changes in attire. Another major development was economic production.
The Great Gatsby What do you know about “being in the shoes” of women in the 1920s ? The 19th amendment gained women the right to vote. With more freedom came fashion/style with flappers, skirts, hats, hairstyles and many more styles or fashion that started a movement. Following the roles of women after the war the result were sexually liberated.
1970’s Fashion Earth day was first celebrated in United States in 1970. Hippies were primarily the ones who got Earth day passed by the government. Disco was very popular as well; People would go to nightclubs and strobe lights and mirror balls would be everywhere, the latest 70’s hits would also be playing. The Vietnam War, The Battle of Civil Rights and music affected a lot of the fashion in 70’s.