Fashion Infomations F

Fashion Infomations FAfter the first world war when womens dress became more mannish, each year seemed to get more severe in line which almost emphasised the feminine woman beneath. Female clothes became looser and more shapeless in fit. The bust was suppressed, the waist disappeared, the shoulders became broader and hair shorter and shorter. Narrow boyish hips were preferred. The silhouette emphasised a flattened chest and womanly curves were eliminated as the line became more simplified.

Tbar shoes with buckles and bows and straps featured in the s.

By the s stockings with patterns were hot shion items. Embroidery snaked around the ankles and up to the knees. Flesh and soft pastel colours were popular and they were made in either silk or artificial silk known as art silk later called rayon. The rayon stockings were very shiny so girls powdered their legs to dull them before venturing out. Names of stocking colours were Honey Beige, Teatime, Rose Morn, Boulevard and Spanish Brown. Lastex, a rubber based thread was used in knee highs in bright colours.

It was a difficult time for the former matrons of Edwardian society, the previous leaders of shion whose of dressing became as pass as their rounded figures and older ces. More youthful women who could party all night and carry the boyish shions well were all the rage.

From the hemline had begun to show a little ankle.

The bras of the early s include home made ones in white cotton and which were little more than bust bodices with extra separation. Some purchased bras were like camisoles and they offered no support.

The French called the flapper shion thegaronne.

New students of costume history often mistakenly assume that all dresses day and evening were short in every year of the twenties and that flappers were the only shion of the twenties. Dress and coat lengths were actually calf length and quite long for most of the decade. Shortness is a popular misconception reinforced by the availability of moving film of the Charleston dance which shows very visible knees and legs on the dancing flappers.

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By skirts were at their shortest in the Twenties decade and showed the knee until . The whole leg as r as the kneecap was revealed this was the of flapper shion.

Here we can see examples of the most elusive hemline in shion history in the s. For more picture and drawing examples scroll to the link list at the bottom of this .

Sketches of the changes to the soft Bobbed hair of to the severe Eton Crop of .See more photographs of s hairs

The great shion designerGabrielle Chanel self d herself to be known as Coco Chanel. By the silhouette of her clothing designs have come to be the epitome of s .The work of other mous designers beside hers seemed old shioned and outmoded belonging as they did to the pre World War One era.

Underwear was minimal, sheer and lightweight. Women wore camibockers directoire knickers and chemise or camiknickers or knickers and a petticoat. I have seen some searches for these as director knickers so lets be clear the term is directoire.

Once shoes began to be mass manuctured in the s footwear became an essential shion accessory. Now it was truly visible beneath shorter dresses it needed to be selected with more care. Heels were over inches high and waisted until the s when they were lower straighter Cuban shapes. Strapped shoes were called Mary Janes. Tbar shoes or others with buckles and bows made interesting shion statements. Sequin or diamante trims were quite usual.

Socio economic changes that occurred during the First World War and became accepted, changed the role of women in a way that no amount of campaigning by a few liberated ladies could have achieved.

The s coats often wrapped to just one side stening which was a feature of the garment. The coat stening was either a huge button or some complex and buckle.

The flapper shion flourished amid the middle classes negating differences between themselves and the truly rich, but continuing to highlight some differences with the really poor. The really rich still continued to wear beautifully embellished silk garments for evening, but the masses revelled in their new found sophistication of very shionable flapper clothes. Find flapper costumes at the Halloween Costumes store.

Coats of the s were mostly long until . They all seemed to have one thing in common in that almost all illustrations of them show them as wrapover whatever the length.

Big busted girls turned to bandaging their breasts flat, but many adopted theSymington Side Lacer, a bra that could be laced at both sides and pulled and pulled in to flatten the chest.

By the s Triumph, Maidenform, Gossard, Warner Brothers, Spirella, Twilfit and Symingtons were all bras that did the job of separating the breasts. At the same time it was finally acknowledged that women had differing cup s and bra sales doubled with the new designs.

Between and hemlines rose steadily, ltered then rose again.

Between and corset sales declined by two thirds, but it adapted to changing needs.Fast flappers refused to wear corsets and rolled their stockings to the knee to enable them to dance easily. Long Corsets produced the boyish figure, but instead of thick boned corsets many women preferred thin elastic webbingLastexgirdles that flattened the abdomen. Suspenders were attached to the girdles.

The costume history in our minds of a woman of the Roaring Twenties is actually likely to be the of a flapper. Flappers did not truly emerge until . Flapper shion embraced all things and s modern. A shionable flapper had short sleek hair, a shorter than average shapeless shift dress, a chest as flat as a board, wore make up and applied it in public, smoked with a long cigarette holder, exposed her limbs and epitomised the spirit of a reckless rebel who danced the nights away in the Jazz Age.

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Women worecloche hatsthroughout the twenties. Acloche hattold everyone that you had short hair. It was only possible to get a close fitting cloche on the skull if the hair was cropped short and flat. The cloche hat affected body posture as it was pulled well over the eyes which meant young women held their heads at a specific angle in order to see where they were going. Foreheads were unshionable in the s.

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In skirt lengths were just below calf length.

By uneven hems and asymmetric skirt hemlines again helped the transition to longer skirts. Longer sheer overskirts and semi sheer top skirts were worn over shorter linings. By the hemline was several inches below the knee.

The s saw a universal shion for short hair a more radical move beyond thecurtain sof the war era. Hair was first bobbed, then shingled, then Eton cropped in . An Eton crop was considered daring and shocked some older citizens, since hair had always been thought a womans crowning glory. Only maiden aunts and elderly dowagers avoided the severe shorter s, but by the s softer waved hairs were a refreshing change.

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Footwear was visible beneath short dresses and was selected with more care as a shion accessory.

Although the s are thought of as the first time of the teenager and the s as the era when the young first led shion, there is no doubt that the possession of a youthful body was a prerequisite of twenties flapper shion.

Between and skirts remained calf length with fluctuations of an inch or two according to garment . Skirts were actually still rather long, but were designed to confuse.

Free from corsetry and wearing simplified clothing modern women were able to indulge in sports. Soon swimming, golf and tennis along with keep fit were the passions of young ladies. Shorts became acceple wear for cycling and for skating normal dresses were roomy enough for movement. The shionable modern women of the twenties unlike their Edwardian laced and boned mothers truly belong to the twentieth century.

For young ladies with youthful figures a satisctory bra was the four sectioned lace bandeau bra, lined in net. None of the bras gave much shape, but few ladies were seeking anything more than stopping the bust from wobbling. As long as they looked boyish they looked shionable.

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Chanel had introduced the world to the jumper and it was worn by both men and women. Knitted garments for men really took off in the twenties and women eagerly wore the same knits too. Fair Isle patterns became very popular for both es.

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Left Coco Chanel sporting short hair wearing one of her jersey outfits and revealing bare arms and flesh toned stockings.

In the s shoes began to look heavier, but the toes were less pointed and more rounded, often of peep . In Ferragamo the Italian shoe designer made wedge heel designs and by the s, chunkier wedged platform shoes with thicker soles made the wearers feel they could walk for miles if needed.

She promoted the s we associate with flappers. She worked in neutral tones of beige, sand, cream, navy and black in soft fluid jersey brics cut with shapes that did not require corsetry or waist definition. They were clothes made for comfort and ease in wear them revolutionary and quite modern. She was the Jean Muir or Donna Karan of her day and the originator of the LBD that little black dress.

The Mary Jane ankle strap button shoe was the of the twenties.

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Many coats had shawl fur collars. A shion for coordinating coat linings with dress brics started at this time.

The arms were bared not only for evening, but also for day and the legs were covered in beige stockings visible to the knee which gave an overall more naked look than ever before. Just as young women of today, a hundred years later go bare legged in Gladiator sandals, the young and shionable woman of the s also paid attention to her legs and footwear. Until the end of World War I she always wore black wool stockings. Feet, ankles and calves formerly hidden and encased in black stocking were suddenly on show. The shion for wearing black stockings continued until .

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Calf length loose dresses circa compared with those of where the waist has shown a definite drop, but the length remains steady around the calf area.

Skirts only revealed the knee briefly between and , and this was the only period when evening dresses were short in line with day dress lengths.This was the flapper shion era.

During the era there was an increased use ofmake upand it was shionable to perform the rites of make up in public. Instead of disappearing to the powder room women got out their engraved compact and applied lipstick and powder in sight of a whole restaurant or nightclub or tearoom. Ox blood lipstick was used lavishly, but rouge was still used sparingly. Today compacts from the s are sought after by collectors.

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The slender flatchested tanned body and ce of a year old became the desired silhouette of the bright young things of the s. Health and beauty clubs helped women refine their silhouettes whilst getting fitter and healthier.

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Gradually by degrees the skirt lengths on dresses gave the illusion of being first long and then shorter with dipping, scalloped and handkerchief hemlines in floating brics. It was only in that skirts rose to inches to cm from the ground the shorter hemline we associate with the era.

High shion until the twenties had been for the richer women of society. But because construction of the flappers dress was less complicated than earlier shions, women were much more successful at home dress a flapper dress which was a straight shift. It was easier to produce up to date plain flapper shions quickly using flapper shion Butterick dress patterns. Recorded shion history s after the twenties do reflect what ordinary women really wore rather than just the clothing of the rich.

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