1920s Fashion - Research Paper
1069 WordsOct 23rd, 20125 Pages
The 1920’s fashion was a period of liberation, change, and even more importantly a movement towards the modern era. Fashion in the 1920’s varied throughout the decade but one could see the noticeable change from the previous fashion statements and eras. At the start of the decade, women began emancipating themselves from the constricting fashions by wearing more comfortable apparel. As women gained more rights and World War I forced them to become more independent, flappers came to be, mass-produced garments became available, and artistic movements increased in popularity, one can see how the fashions from the roaring twenties characterized the time and redefined womanhood. (1920s clothing 1)
In the early 1920s, change advanced…show more content…
Thanks to Coco Chanel, the iconic flapper image most closely associated with the roaring twenties came about. The flapper and flapper image didn’t actually come to be until around 1926 and even then was only in style for about three years. Typical flappers were women who appeared to have a bold attitude and were independent women who didn’t adhere to the previously innocent housewife image. A flapper usually had a bob haircut, a shorter than average dress, a flat chest, wore tons of make-up, drank illegal alcohol, smoked with a long cigarette holder, exposed her limbs and danced the Charleston. This was a drastic change from the typical American housewife to the reckless rebel. The flapper dresses stressed above the knee hemlines and construed straight, sleek shapes. This was the first time in centuries women’s legs were being seen in a garment. (1920s Fashion 1) Flappers loved to jazz up their costume and even their image. Many flappers’ dresses were adorned with jewels and intricate beading. The main object of the flapper image was to appear almost boyish rather than looking feminine. (1920s clothing 1)
The nineteen twenties became the first century where mass produced goods really became available and made a significant impact in everyone’s lives. High fashion before the 1920s had really only been for the richer women of society who could afford such luxuries. Mass produced garments became available to more women who could afford them.
Show MoreIf we didn’t have fashion then a lot of people wouldn’t have jobs because there are a whole bunch of fashion designers out there, also all of the celebrities wouldn’t have name brand clothing because there would be no way to make them because we wouldn’t have designers. Fashion of the 1920’s played a very big role in today’s fashion. Including the material our clothing is made out of also the styles of clothing we wear. Many things women wear today first came from fashion in the 1920's. Flappers, shoe styles, and accessories are a few things that we wear today have came from. Many celebrities still wear some things that people wore in the 1920's including flappers. Have you ever wondered what the amazing fashion of the 1920's was like?…show more content…
Fashion in the early 1920’s was different than fashion in the late 1920’s. The early 1920’s meant long dresses, feminine, not showy. But the late 1920’s meant short, rebellious, and very showy.
Designers had more freedom expressed clothing including no corsets. Bright colors expressed that they were happy because the war was over.After a while daywear started to look like eveningwear. Very popular accessories included hats, headbands, combs, hose, evening bags, gloves, boas/furs, fans, pearls, cigarette holders, velvet and fringe, robes/scarves, and makeup.Many things were different in the 1920’s like loose-fitting clothing. Also dropped and loose waistlines, shorter hems on some styles of dresses. Many women also wore loose fitting pants and had a long, skinny, flat chested styles. Overall women’s appearance was masculine while also being feminine. I think the fashion of the 1920’s was very wonderful not only because they had gorgeous dresses but because women’s fashion was also masculine therefore they could wear pant while still making them look feminine.
Many different kinds of fabrics were made in the 1920’s. In 1891 artificial silk was created in France from a cellulose fiber. In 1910 the first American plant began producing the new synthetic silk. In 1923 the