The roaring 20’s! Fashion changed so very much during this decade!
First things first. Check out this fun video!
Staying true to the way I do things, I had this entire post typed out. It took an hour of research, and then somehow I managed to delete the post. Everything except that first paragraph. So I hope someone out there is getting some type of inspiration from these posts! With the lack of comments, it’s really not that motivating for me, ha ha! I’m not begging for comments, but maybe like a couple more would be good????? Pretty please? Can you see how much I’m NOT begging? With a cherry on top?
Back to the 20’s and less on how I’m not lame and begging for comments…
OK, I snagged some of the covers for the Good Housekeeping magazine online. They all have some pretty cute pics of children’s clothing.
From what I could read, Europe and England’s fashions for little boys were getting shorter and shorter, yet in America, boys still wore knee-length shorts.
In 1923, a woman named Mary Brooks Picken claimed that one could make an attractive dress in an hour using her methods. You can even buy the ebook online! Here is what she said about it, “A smart, up-to-the-minute dress cut out, completely made, all ready to put on within an hour! You may receive a phone call at one o’clock inviting you to a little impromptu gathering of friends at three, and you can go, if you wish, wearing a dainty new frock made in the time you would ordinarily spend wondering what to wear. Such is the delight you can find in making your own clothes now that it is easily possible to make an attractive, becoming dress in an hour.” Isn’t that fun?!
Here is some info that I found interesting for that era, according to 1920-30s.com,
“1920’s Dresses were lighter and brighter and shorter than ever before. Fashion designers played with fabric colors, textures and patterns to create totally new styles of dress. Hemlines rose for most of the decade but dropped slightly toward the end. Shoes and stockings assumed a greater prominence now that they were more visible. Silk stockings in all the colors of the rainbow, often with patterns, were designed to match the coordinated outfits of stylish women.
“Pantsuits, hats and canes gave women a sleek look without frills and avoiding the fickleness of fashion.
“…in the U.S., “the bob” was reintroduced by actress Louise Brooks in the late 1920s.
“Women’s underwear changed as a result of this move towards practical clothing, with corsets becoming smaller and more flexible, and bras being introduced. Flappers, as the trendy young women were called in the U.S., wore short dresses with a straight loose silhouette. By 1927 seams had risen to just below the knee, so that part of the knee could be seen when dancing the Charleston.
“Thus, the Roaring Twenties redefined womanhood — a new woman evolved… shorter hair, make-up, different styles of dress, and greater participation in the workforce – all contributed to the new woman.”
Here is Louise Brooks. Fashions then just seemed so modern, fun, and elegant all at the same time! Pic found here.
Following pics found here.
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And last, but not least, can I just tell you how much I love this next photo? I do! It’s just great. Don’t they look like they are just having a good time being more active without corsets and long dresses?! Though I do love the beautiful dresses before this decade! It’s a 1924 photo I found here.
From reader Bridget, the next two are her family photos she emailed me. Thank you!
More fun links right to this decade: