Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flapper Style

By Shelby S. and Emily P.

Who- All the women in the 1920’s that had the fashion of short hair and really short dresses and skirts were called flappers. Their attitude was characterized by stark truthfulness, fast living, and sexual behavior.


What- At first, the dresses only rose and got shorter by a little bit, but by 1925 to 1927 a flapper’s skirt fell just below the knee (ohhh). The Gibson Girl, who prided herself on her long, beautiful, lush hair, was shocked when the flapper cut hers off. The short haircut was called the “bob” which was later replaced by an even shorter haircut, the “shingle” or “Eton” cut.

When- The 1920s is when everything started. Skirts got shorter and so did everyone’s hair. In 1925, the dresses became the shortest in the entire decade.

Where- Fashions were very easy to come by. You could go to a women’s clothing store and get all the newest things. Wow, some things have really changed, eh?


Why- Women were learning how to be more independent and were getting a lot more freedom. Where freedom is, fun follows. The women of the 1920s started to wear shorter dresses, cutting their hair shorter, and drinking more. It was time for women to have more say in things and more opportunities to have freedom and fun, and that’s exactly what they got.

How- The way women dressed in the 20s was representative of their new-found freedom. Also it was a very fun and sexy style, which was the way they acted in that time. Even though women advanced somewhat in the work force, they were still major sex symbols: the way they dressed and their new hair styles were ways of showing this.


Resources:
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1920s/a/flappers_2.htm
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yzFz8jMugk4/SpPzcFBtIuI/AAAAAAAABTk/oGU2yeZpLzw/s400/Flapper.jpg\
http://www.dress4fun.net/images/Gangsters%20and%20Flappers/Flapper%27s.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1920s_in_fashion

4 comments:

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