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Fashion In The 1920's

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La-Tavia Knowles

on 13 May 2014

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Fashion In The 1920's
Designers & Fabrics
Gabrielle Coco Chanel and Jean Patou were two of the most famous designers during the 1920s.
Gabrielle Coco Chanel was the first main designer that introduced the flapper dress.
Jean Patou was the first designer to raise the waist line of dresses during the 1920s.
Jeanne Lanvin was also another popular designer.
Natural fibers such as, wool and cotton were most commonly used during the 1920s.
Other fabrics such as, Fair Isle weave patterns and tweeds were also popular for day time wear.
Most patterns were based off of Ancient Egypt and geometric shapes.
Knits became very popular for day wear, sportswear, and evening wear.
Knits offered comfort and stretch ability.
Women's Clothing
Women's Accessories
The cloche hat was very popular during the 1920s.
The cloche hat came in a variety of colors that were meant to compliment the outfit.
Big garden party hats were often wore for sun protection.
Most garden hats were decorated with flowers, ribbons, or feathers.
Making your own hats was very common, if you could not afford to buy one.
Most jewelry was made out of platinum, which was considered to be a very popular metal at the time.
Beautifully jeweled brooches and long pins were used not only for style, but also to help keep clothes in place.
Wearing long strands of pearls were also popular.
Pearls could be worn for almost any occasion, whereas diamonds, emeralds, and rubies could be worn to dinner.
Handbags & Purses
Women in the 1920s mostly carried their purses to show them off around town.
The clutch purse was popular in the 1920s and continued in the 1950s.
Clutch purses came in a variety of styles and colors that were meant to compliment the outfit.
Parasols were mostly used during sunny weather.
They were most commonly made out of silk and lace or oiled paper with painted designs.
During the 1920s, high heel shoes were just over two inches high.
Mary Jane's and T-strap styles with medium curved high heels were the dominant shoes of the 1920s.

Men's Clothing
Suits were cut to give men slimmer, boyish looks.
Tight jackets with slapping shoulders ruled the male 1920s look.
For casual attire, men wore white trousers and V-neck sweaters or single-breasted blazers.
Also sports clothes became more acceptable as casual clothing
Something popular for men were the extra-wide Oxford bags and knickerbockers
even though Oxford bags were popular they still wore styles like the sacque suit or some tried the new jazz style
Men's Accessories
The fedora, the trilby, the porkpie, the bowler, the newsboy cap, and the classic top hat were the most common hats that were wore by men in the 1920s.
The fedora and the trilby are still wore today by men with the guts and the attitude to pull it off.
the top hat was worn for formal events while the newsboy cap was worn to casual ones
the newsboy cap was a fat cap that looked like a beret but had a brim mainly made of wool at tweed
it got associated with the newsboy who often wore it
Classic bow ties, standard length ties, scarves, and ascots were popular items in the 1920s, depending on the climate and the culture.
Oxfords were typically worn for formal evening wear.
Classic black and white or tan wingtips were also very popular in the 1920s for formal occasions.
Women's Hairstyles
Men's Hairstyles
1920 Fashion Origin
after the first world war many women had cut their hair
the most popular type of the hairstyle was the 'Bob'
the other types of bobs were: the Dutch boy, the Eton crop and the single
This was called the ‘bob’ - probably because it was a word used when cutting horsetails
The hair was cut straight across- underneath the ears, all around the head
New York City – reports on 2000 bobs being cut each day!
Not everyone liked the bob, some though it was indecent; some husbands divorced their wives; preachers spoke out against it and parent could not tell their daughters from their sons.
The bobby pin was made to keep bobs neat!
Flapper dresses are the most associated garment that belonged to 1920s fashion.
Flapper dresses were straight and loose, with the waistline at the hips, and hem anywhere from the calf to the knee.
Young, unmarried women wanted to be free themselves of restrictive corsets and fussy fashions.
During the day, outfits and dresses were influenced from designs by Coco Chanel.
Most flapper evening wear was made from expensive fabric and featured bold designs.
Beads were another popular addition to the flapper dress.
Loose strings of beads were often attached to the waist or the shoulder part of the dress.
Flapper dresses forced an end to traditional corset.
Some well-known Flapper Elements are:
Uneven split hem and handkerchief points that are longer in the back
Egyptian and Art-Deco-inspired motifs
Visible seam decoration and double seam
Diagonal lines and symmetric trimmed necklines
Pockets, buttons and belts
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this was a very boyish era
both wealthy and not-so-wealthy could afford the fashionable clothing
women had an outfit for the morning, noon and evening
the hemline line would indicate what is dress is to be worn then
most necklines and waistline dropped
The dresses were cut straight, with low or no waistlines or none at all; the shoulders were border, the bust was pushed in
Hemlines were long in the feminine roe-de-style
which featured a fitted or straight- cut bodice, dropped waist and a full skirt
The womanly curves disappeared
If you were a college student in the 20s you might of owned a raccoon coat
The gray-and-black coats were fashionable because they were flashy
Raccoon, one of the cheaper furs, was affordable to students- well at least the wealthier ones
They were popular to the people that own cars because the cars were opened wide and the fur would keep them warm
Around the 20s zippers started appearing on clothes
They were not widely used though because they would rush when the clothes were washed
American manufacturer, B.F. Goodrich rustproofed the zipper and used them on rubber boot; they were a hit; they were called 'Zipper Boots'
Designer started to experiment with zippers; they started appearing on men's trousers and children's clothes
Flapper Dresses
New Discoveries
At the beginning of this era, listening and dancing to jazz was becoming a popular activity. The loose fitting clothes that didn't give women a figure helped with the jazz dancing. This also contributed to why the 1920s are usually associated as the "boyish" time for women. Women wanted to be more masculine.
The most common hairstyle was the Undercut.
This is when the sides and the back of the hair is cut short and the top is left long.
Gelling the hair back was also a common look for men.
Most males used hair tonics, grease, or gels to hold their hair in place.
This hair style made men look very masculine and dominant.
The Undercut is still a common style among males today.
Zac Efron, David Beckham, Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio are just a few males who still use this hair style.
By La-Tavia & Danielle
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