The 20s

Flappers were common in the 1920s. Women dressed in a specific way wearing hats and the popular flapper style dress. These dresses were cut straight down and were loose-fitting, leaving the arms bare. The waistline was dropped to the hip and the length of the dress hit just below the knee. This hemline allowed flappers to show off their knees when dancing to jazz music, which greatly defined the flapper style.

 

flappers

The 30s

After the boyish cut of the flapper dresses in the 20s, a softer more feminine look was created with long flowing dresses. Special attention was given to necklines with collars or scalloped edges. Darts were replaced with soft gathers of fabric.

Fur was very popular in this era. It was worn both day and night in the form of capes, coats, wraps and other accesories. The most used pelts were mink, Persian lamb and silver fox.

Double breasted jackets and plaid shirts became popular for men's fashion of this period.

Overall, this decade had many improvements in the area of clothing production. This allowed wider access of well-made clothing.

 

Feminine Dresses