Fashion Trends In The 1920's

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retirement.” American tourists became fascinated with the old continent’s culture. Women began incorporating certain fashion trends (e.g. a jersey dress) into their own wardrobes. Women’s formal gowns during the first half of the 1920’s were characterized by ornamentation. There were not only evening events, when the taste of luxury was noticeable. Women also wore their most exquisite dresses to the afternoon parties. Because of the choice of fabric (silk, velvet, gold lame etc.) and the amount of embellishments (pearls, lace, embroidery, pearls, ruffles), it was difficult to notice the difference between the afternoon dress and the evening dress. “Gowns featured the long, straight silhouette of an uncorseted thin figure, softened with occasional

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