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1920s Fashion

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1920s Fashion
Fashion's Evolution in the 1920s
Women's Eventwear
best known image from the 1920s
"flappers"
bobbed hair
deep v-necked dresses
pearl necklaces
less form-fitting clothing
rising skirt levels from ankles to knees
Mens Eventwear
Men were usually seen sporting:

suits
matching trousers
white vest and shirt
French-style cuffs closed with cuff links.
white bow tie
black silk top hat
white gloves
leather oxford shoes
spats
white silk handkerchief
top hat
Women's Accessories
Often women carried along these accessories:

gloves
handkerchiefs
cigarette holders
flasks
found hidden in garters or cigarette cases
Men's Accessories
Men often accompanied their suits with:

hats
suspenders
pocket watch
gloves
ties / bow ties
canes / walking sticks
By Danielle and Jordan
Children's Fashion
Children are beginning to dress like young adults.
Clothing made to keep kids comfortable
Minimal layers for comfort in hot weather
Silk, lace, velvet and muslin used
Required less care when washing
popular among mothers
Less formal, and more relaxed
Essential wardrobe items:
wool skirt,
spring coat
blouse
party dress,
gloves,
handkerchiefs,
hiking shoes, sport shoes, and boots
pajamas
combination suits
bloomers
stockings
Popular Clothing Designers / Brands
Maybelline
Makeup company founded during the decade
Coco Chanel
French fashion designer
founded Chanel company
Madeleine Vionnet
French fasion designer
Greek-style dresses
Callot Soeurs
fashion house opened in France (1895)
served exclusive American customers
Mens Fashion
Men in the 1920s mainly wore three piece suits on a daily basis.

Styles of these suits varied based on social class.
Lower class men wore baggy pants and unpadded jackets
Upper class dressed to the nines.

Clothes specifically meant for driving also emerged in this fashion era due to the new availability to automobiles.
Women's Fashion
Casual sporting attire was introduced in the 1920s. In addition to bathing suits, tennis uniforms, and golfing outfits, simple, comfortable skirts, sailor blouses, and large-brim hats were worn by women.
1922 - Frances Alda in an Egyptian Inspired Gown
A modern example of media influenced by the 1920s fashion era.
Examples of advertising showing clothing targeted towards motorists.
Driving clothing and accessories for men
Driving coats for women
A number of other clothing styles were equally as popular during the decade.
Boyish style
short hair
straight, curveless dresses
bust flattening brassieres.
belts were worn around the hips.
Chemise-type dress was popular
hung straight down to the knees
chemise - French for shirt
Boyish style / Garçonne look
Casual sportive wear
Teenager Girls Fashion
Teenage Boys Fashion
There was very little difference between women’s fashion and teen clothing. Both liked loose, dropped waist, dresses in bright colors and fun straw or cloche hats with trimmings.
Boys, teenager, and young men’s clothing in the 1920’s did not differ drastically from grown men.
a smaller version of their father’s suits with a few minor differences
more color and appealing patterns
tailoring of the suits was softer
hard square edges on jackets and lapels were replaced by rounded lapels, sloping shoulders, and extra loose fitting trousers.
brown lace up oxfords or lace up dress boots.
wore 8 panel caps, often called flat caps
Common Fabrics
silk
lace
velvet
muslin
cotton fabric of plain weave
During the 1920s, fashion evolved. Gibson Girls were out, and flappers were in.
Skirts went higher, and dresses went flatter. Women opted for a tomboyish look rather than accentuating their chest and hips.
Sources
http://www.vintagedancer.com/1920s/1920s-formal-cocktail-party-evening/

http://fashion.just-the-swing.com/1920s-womens-fashion

http://ftmlondon.org/

http://www.1920s-fashion-and-music.com/1920s-mens-fashion.html

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/f/fashion/

http://www.vintagedancer.com/1920s/1920s-accessories-history/

http://childrens-clothing.lovetoknow.com/1920-childrens-fashion-facts

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/0-9/20th-century-fashion/

http://www.vintagedancer.com/1920s/teenage-girls-fashion-in-the-1920s/

http://www.uvm.edu/landscape/dating/clothing_and_hair/1920s_clothing_women.php
Image showing men and older teenage boys in leisure outifts
Girls wearing long cardigans and knee-length skirts
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