Fashion Flashback Friday: The 1920s

1920s, Fashion Flashback Friday, History

20sFFFHeaderHello! Today is Friday and we are focused on fashion! Specifically fashion of the 1920s, it being Roaring Twenties week and all.

The twenties marks a new, less restrictive era, and that shows up in its fashion. Women began saying adios to restrictive corsets, ushering in the era of a more boyish figure. Hems were on the rise as women got the vote and began to work outside the home.

Men’s fashion also became less formal, with men preferring short jackets to those with long tails and some adopting short pants or knickers for casual wear and sports outings. (Think Bagger Vance.)

Bagger? I don't even know 'er! (SORRY)
Bagger? I don’t even know ‘er! (SORRY)

Of course even “casual” in the 1920s is way more formal than we are used to today.

You're gonna love the way you look!
You’re gonna love the way you look!

Let’s face it, when people think of the Jazz Age, they think glitz, glamour and Gatsby.

Thaaaat's what I'm talkin' about
Thaaaat’s what I’m talkin’ about
Flappers gonna flap
Flappers gonna flap
Sparkly dress at the Met
Sparkly dress at the Met
Met evening gowns
Met evening gowns
Street style
Street fashion
Waiting for Uber
Waiting for Uber
Paging ZZ Top
Paging ZZ Top
Shoe-in
Shoe-in
Flapper figure
Flapper figure
Sweater? Well, you know...
Sweater? Well, you know…

As always, there are tons of resources if you want to learn more about 20s fashion and see more fun photos. Check some below:

Vintage Dancer

Glamour Daze

Retrowaste

1920-30.com

We hope you liked this, and be sure to check back every Friday as we highlight a different era. Stay tuned for ticket info for our fun show Decadent: 100 years of Burlesque, coming up on April 22 at the Triad.

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