Fabulous Fashions of the 1920s by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

By Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the Twenties, girls shed the lengthy, restrictive clothing of the last decade ahead of and embraced extra boyish appears to be like. They bobbed their hair and wore brief, unfastened attire and loopy patterned stockings. Prohibition could have outlawed alcohol, yet that didn't cease humans from having a great time. Jazz, the Charleston, and speakeasies have been the entire rage. examine the models, fads, popular culture icons, and international occasions of the Nineteen Twenties.

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So women would go to men’s barbershops. The cut was called a “bob,” probably because it was a word used when cutting a horsetail short. Barbers would “bob” women’s long hair in a similar way. /Sears® Women wore their hair bobbed in a short blunt cut. Some got a permanent wave to make their hair curly as well as short. Hairstyles ranged from chin-length to very closely cropped to the head. The bob worked well with the fashions of the time, including the hats. Image Credit: Mary Evans Picture Library/Everett Collection Silent film star Esther Ralston (1902–1994) wore her hair in a wavy bob.

Even women who kept their long hair wore it up. They decorated it with hair ornaments. It seemed that long flowing locks were definitely a thing of the past. Bring on the Bob When dancer Irene Castle cut her hair short, it was for convenience. After all, brushing and pinning up long hair took time. Little did she know that women everywhere would be taking note. The “Castle” bob was a blunt cut. The hair was cut straight across, just underneath the ears, all around the head. Castle wore it curly with hair brushed off to the side.

Now that they were becoming equal to men, why not dress like them? ” Women’s short hairstyles helped create the look. So did the clothes. Dresses were cut straight, with low waistlines or none at all. The shoulders were broader. The bust was pushed in. Womanly curves disappeared in these new shapeless fashions. What’s Under There? Underwear also went through a big change. There used to be tight corsets to show a woman’s shape. But in the 1920s, it got a little more relaxed. Elastic replaced the stiff bones in corsets.

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