Handwear Used In The 1920s

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Very coordinated and accent outfits were a feature of 1920 's women’s fashion. This fashion included: Shoes, stockings, handbags, dresses, and hats. they all came together to make a perfect elegant style.(1920-30.com, 2012). The most popular shoes for women that were used during the 1920s were: T-strap(T-bar), Mary Jane, Oxford, and Pumps. T-Straps also known as ‘’t-bar’’, and ‘’school sandal.’’ T-strap is a shoe with two or more straps forming into one or more T-straps (Rose Clare, 1989). They were first seen in Europe, and America in the early 1900s. For little children T-straps were brown or blue. fashioned with a buckle, or a broad and rounded toebox, with patterened holes, and a low heel, maybe an inch. Also boys wore T-straps with low…show more content…
a beaded handbag was a small bag, about the size of an orange but a little bit bigger, maybe like a grapfruit. it was simply mad of fabrics that were covered with beads. and where the bag opened and closed was secured with a metal clasp or a snap. And the handbag might have a long chain or strap to carry it on your sholder. The idea of a beaded handbag came in the design of the beadwork. Designs could be very simple, with opalescent beads of a single color or just slightly contrasting colors, or they can have many different colors put into nice and neat patterns. Beaded handbags are still popular till this day. (Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages, 2004). Also, formal gowns were apart of womens fashion during the 1920s. Formal gowns, worn mostly for evening events, were their most elaborate outfits. Women 's formal gowns during the first half of the 1920s were characterized by decoration.(Mulvagh, Jane,1988) The most glamorous evening gowns were covered in jewels or intricate beadwork and swept the floor. As the economies of Western countries began to recover after the end of World War I (1914–18), people were able to afford more lavish/ gorgeous clothes (thesaurus,2016). The wealthy women began to show off their their clothes because of all the money they’ve
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