The 1920’s was a very interesting time in the history of fashion for women. Men were sent out to war, so women took over the workforce. When the few soldiers that survived came back from war, things were very different back at home. Slowly, very slowly, women were breaking free from the ties that had bound them to their gender roles. The term “flapper” came about, and while many Americans believed it to be a term to describe the pants that came into fashion at the time, it was also a term being used in Britain to describe a bird leaving its’ nest.
One thing in particular about the “models” in the 20s was the fact that they were not made out to be curvy. In a way, it was like women of the time were trying to “dumb down their femininity”, and not portray themselves as women, but as masculine females. The bob was also very popular here, as was the style to apply deep red lipstick, black liner on the eyes, and white powder on the face. Dresses usually hit the knee and a hat topped the look.
Through these factors, as well as many others, the woman of the 20’s was not only viewed as fashionable and stylish, but also as a respectful woman who no longer needed a man to be happy.
Bolded the awesome meaning of my Halloween costume.