Flapper Fashion

In the 1920’s, the new “modern” women of the decade were called flappers. They started to go to pubs, smoke, drink and dance; but the most important of all, they make a fashion statement .  Flappers wore loose fitting outfits that were armless and not only did their skirts go passed their ankles, it ended right below the knee! How daring. They matched their bobbed haircuts with close-fitting hats and big flashy jewelery. They always had on 2-3 inched heels so they could be ready to dance along with the jazz music they listened to. They flapper look always consisted of “heavy makeup”. They had on skinny-straight eyebrows, dark eyes, dark lips, blush and tanned skin. (Not the orange skin people sport nowadays.) Flappers made a big fashion statements in the 1920’s and is still a huge influence in the fashion industry in the 21st century.

Here’s a makeup tutorial if you wanted to look like a flapper.

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2 Responses to Flapper Fashion

  1. I believe that this video clip successfully shows the change of women and their roles in the 1920s.
    Earlier in the history, women did not even have the right to vote and they were seen as a minor group in the society since men did most of the work such as running the country and so on. However, as seen in the video, women became more liberal. They created a new fashion trend which consisted of short skirts and bobbed hair. Smoking in public and drinking also became women’s ordinary activity. With the help of female freedom and their actions as previously mentioned, women have created a “flapper” culture and changed the role of women in history. One of the ways to check the accuracy of this video is looking at modern day women’s fashion. Although flapper fashion did not dominate the fashion industry in the 21st century, short skirts and short hair from flapper fashion still exist in current fashion trend. Public smoking for women also remains to this day which came from flapper culture. These two sources show that flapper culture did exist and can be used to check the accuracy of the video.

  2. William Cane says:

    Flapper hats are also still with us, and at manhattanmakeovers.com we advise clients with longish heads and faces to wear them.

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