1920s-fashion-flapper-dress.jpg The Roaring 20's!

Woman's fashions experienced dramatic changes in the early 1920's following the first world war in a period often referred to "the roaring 20's". Beautiful coordinated and accessorized outfits were a feature of 1920's ladies fashions. Hats, shoes, stockings, handbags, dresses and jewelry all came together in harmony to create a unique and elegant style that can only be appreciated when seen in real-life or in color illustrations. The vibrancy is lost in black and white photographs.

1920's dresses were lighter and brighter and shorter than ever before. Designers played with the color, texture, and patterns to create a new and unique style. Hemlines rose for most of the decade, and then lowered once again towards the end. Shoes and stockings assumed a greater importance now that they were more visible. Silk stockings in all colors of the rainbow, often with patterns, designed to match coordinated outfits of the stylish woman.

Woman's underwear changed as a result of this move towards more practical clothing, with corsets becoming smaller and more flexible, and bras being introduced. Thus, the Roaring Twenties redefined womanhood — a new woman evolved; it was more acceptable to smoke and drink in public, closer body contact in dancing, shorter hair, make-up, different styles of dress, and greater participation in the workforce - all contributed to the new woman.
Men wore suits, ties, hats, and shined shoes. Some occurring to be flared legged. Their style has not varied much over the years, other then becoming more relaxed. When men wear these suits, it is for formal events, or business.

By: Nicole Madruga