What Women Wore | 1920's Fashion

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01.29.2024



The silhouette of the 1920’s flapper was straight and slim, and as narrow as possible on the hips.
Legs became important, and Rayon stockings came in to show them off.
The broad drop waist became a cult. 29 or 30 inches was quite normal.
Once again, it was the corset that imposed the line.
The style of the day was reflected in the bathing costume, which at last became more suited to their purpose. A belt-less shift dress, shaped like a tube, was extremely smart.
Patterns were bold and large, and the whole effect was two dimensional.
With such simple styles, ready to wear clothes that were fashionable became easier for every woman to buy.
But for the really smart woman, it was still an expensive model made to order.
Read the concise history of 1920’s fashion | 1920 to 1929

History of Women’s 1920s Fashion – 1920 to 1929

Created by the Central Office of Information, sponsored by The Board of Trade.
Sixty Years of Fashion.
Directed by Simon Napier Bell and photographed by Larry Pizer.
Costumes by The Victoria and Albert Museum
Corsets by R&W.H. Symington
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0
https://www.bl.uk/collection-guides/central-office-of-information-archive
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

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