In the 1920s fashion was a movement of freedom with flappers, bobbed hairstyles and using art as a fashion statement. “Fashion should be stylish and fun,” (Twiggy). 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.
Wavy hair was on of the most characteristic hairstyles of the decade – “women could freely wave their hair in many different ways: naturally, with the help of a variety of curlers, or with a professionally styled permanent” . Another prominent hairstyle of the 1930’s was a pee-a-boo
The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation’s total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar “consumer society.” People from coast to coast bought the same goods, listened to the same music, did the same dances and even used the same slang. Many Americans were uncomfortable with this new, urban, sometimes racy “mass culture”; in fact, for many people in the United States, the 1920s brought more conflict than celebration. However, for a small handful of young people in the nation’s big cities, the 1920s were roaring indeed including the clothes!
The Roaring Twenties The 1920s is an age of dramatic social and political change. Orval and Mary, both single, are in their teens and early twenties during this revolutionary decade. People from coast to coast buy the same goods (thanks to nationwide advertising and the spread of chain stores), listen to the same music, do the same dances and even use the same slang! Many older Americans are uncomfortable with this new, sometimes racy, “mass culture.” However, for a small handful of young people such as Orval and Mary, the 1920s is roaring indeed. The Birth of Mass Culture During the 1920s, many Americans have extra money to spend, and they spend it on many consumer goods such as clothes and, in particular, radios.
dancing to grab attention from viewers. There was a high demand for the ‘flapper’ style dress in the 20’s and mass production allowed this type of dress to be made quickly. This image is linked to the social drivers of change in that wealthy women started to go out more and were mixing with different races/classes/sexes which is something that was quite abnormal and people were worried about this. The ‘flapper’ dress is quite practical for dance and allows movement of the legs and arms. The second image is of Joan Crawford in the film Letty Lynton in 1932 wearing a white netted gown with large puffed shoulders and gathers of netting along the hem of the dress.
In contrast to the Tall-T, there was a trend in the 90’s where the T-Shirt which was tight fitted and so short enough to reveal the midriff. It’s known as Crop Top and was very popular among women. Meanwhile, Layering was a less popular trend where a short sleeve T-Shirt was worn over a long sleeve T-Shirt of a contrasting color. Other variations of cuts and styles of T-Shirts include crew neck, raglan, ringers, tanks, baby doll (a body tight fitted type of T-Shirt), spaghetti (noodle) strap, V-neck, A-shirts, camisole, polo
One of the defining characteristics of the roaring twenties was the fashion. A lot of the popular fashion trends in the 20s were set by popular figures like actors and actresses. For women, they wore formal clothes when they went to afternoon parties and evening parties. During afternoon
These bands can be thin, wide, long or relatively short, and its purpose is very clear. The bracelet is designed to facilitate the exchange of hands-free conveyor belt. Belts could be other types of bags, but many other bags are designed to carry by hand, using the inside of the elbow or wrist, or by other methods. There are many types of messenger bags, and some of the most popular include a body-cons, hobos, barrels and containers. Cross Body Messenger bags can be worn on the shoulder or can - as the name suggests - hang throughout the body, put the user 's head in his belt.
These females were normally between the ages of 15 to 25. These young gals brought low skirt dresses, turtlenecks, and other silk clothing (Mitchell). The fashion was also descended, lovely, loose, and elegant (Cahill). The woman in this era did not just do them by themselves, they had role models and popularizers - like Daisy, Myrtle, and Jordan, had a male on their side. The Flappers, The Flappers.
However most women continued to wear something on their heads outdoors. Hat or bonnets with high crowns and wide brims made of straw and stiffened fabric became popular. They were tied under the chin by wide satin ribbons and adorned with feathers and ribbons. Conservative married women continued to wear linen mobcaps. Oriental inspired turbans were also very popular.