A Sign of Times 1920’S

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Have you ever had the curiosity to learn more about what women used to wear in the past?

I will be writing a couple of posts on the different eras.  I hope you enjoy!

Each type of clothing in a 1920's closet had a certain set of guidelines as to when they were to be worn.

What were the “rules” for morning dress, afternoon dress, and evenings? What about going to school or working?

1920s House Dresses

Street Wear, Outing Clothes

Vogue prepared a special on the different eras , here is the 1920s:

https://video.vogue.com/watch/vogue-125-anniversary-video-twenties-fashion-history-sarah-jessica-parker

 

Here is a summary of what was influencing the fashion in the 20's: 

1920’S

OVERALL MOOD

The “Roaring 20’s”

After the darkness of war, people needed fun Frivolous, happy times

POLITICAL & HISTORICAL EVENTS

Post WW1(ended 919) Voting rights for women Prohibition

ECONOMY

Booming

TECHNOLOGY

Improved mass production

The birth of Ready-to-Wear fashion

Talking Movies

LIFESTYLE & SOCIAL VALUES

Modern freedom for women: Drinking, smoking, dancing, daring looks and behavior

Women cut their long hair off: the “bob”

Party time at Speakeasies

MASS MEDIA & THE ARTS

Modern art, music (Jazz) and literature

The Charleston

Talkies

INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

Movie stars Flappers

KEY DESIGNERS

Coco Chanel Madeleine Vionnet Jean Patou


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