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Fashion during the Great Depression

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Brittany Walls

on 18 April 2013

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Transcript of Fashion during the Great Depression

Less and less people were sewing in the 1930s Less Sewing Clothing styles were less extravagant for the most part during the 1930s. However, you could still tell between the “haves” and “have nots” of this time. Some of the more affluent type of dress was presented by models in issues of the women’s magazine Good Housekeeping Not everyone had money Men's Fashion Men wore full three-pieced suits during this time when attending formal occasions such as weddings. Similar to in present day, these were made with broader shoulders and a more masculine-looking pattern than in earlier years.
The alternative was usually something along the line of a sweater vest and knickers or trousers. Women's Fashion Children were greatly affected during the Great Depression, even if
they didn’t understand what was happening. They knew if their
parent(s) had lost their job. They knew that money was scarce.
Some children had to leave school to take jobs and help support the
family. in the Great Depression(1930s) Fashion This is what began the ready-to-wear fashion age Rich models: Poor People's Fashion The decade of the 1930s also saw the first true distinction between day and evening styles. During the affluent era of the 1920s, women could easily wear impractical clothing during the day without worry, so long as domestic servants took care of the chores.. However, the hard times of the Depression caused many women to do more work at home themselves and necessitated more practical clothing for the daytime. Simple skirts and pared-down outfits allowed for ease of mobility in the daytime, while new fabrics such as metallic lamé became popular for more luxurious evening wear. The newly improved, synthetic fabric rayon became an important part of many designers’ fashions during the 1930s, and cotton also moved into more stylish clothing designs; however, silk remained the primary fabric of most fashion designers. Since the 1930s was the decade of recovering from the 1929 Great Depression and stock market crash, companies started researching and implementing cheaper means of clothing manufacturing. New materials that were cheaper to process had been created during this decade to replace more expensive materials. Children's Fashion "Repair, reuse, make do, and don't throw anything away" was a motto during the Great Depression Very few farm families had enough money to buy new clothes at a store. Mothers mended socks and sewed patches over holes in clothes. Clothes were "recycled" and reused as younger children "made do" with hand-me-downs. When farmers brought home big sacks of flour or livestock feed, farm women used the sacks as material to sew everything from girls' dresses to boys' shirts and even underpants
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