Sunday, November 8, 2009

1920's the explosion of fashion

Clothing changed with women's changing roles in modern society,
particularly with the idea of new fashion. Women got the vote in 1920 and were entering the workforce in record numbers so the dresses evolved into a silhouette that now sported shorter skirts with pleats, gathers, or slits to allow motion to rule women's fashion for the first time in history.

The Feminine Liberation movement had a very strong effect on women's
fashions. Most importantly, the confining corset was discarded,
throwing away the hourglass shape and creating a more linear
silhouette. For the first time in centuries, women's legs were seen
with hemlines rising to the knee and dresses became more fitted. A
more masculine look became popular, including flattened breasts and
hips, short hairstyles such as the bob cut.

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