Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Women and Fashion in 1920's

flapper girl


1920's bridal attire

Nancy Cunard.she devoted her life to fight against racism and fascism going against her family's traditional values.a muse to several great literary and artistic minds in the early 20th century.
Clara Bow.in this photo her clothes and make-up represent every change that came about in 1920's fashion.

liberal women embracing 20's fashion


I thought i would make another post of  vintage photos but this turned out to be mostly about the 1920's. In that decade women gave up their constricting dressing styles. In 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment gave most women the right to vote in the US. Though India had to wait till 1950,the 2nd wave of feminism was happening around this time, for this to happen,mainly since it was a colonial state till 1947.
 I personally love the hats from any era but these were bold style statements. Imagine how sensational it was that you could see women's bare legs out in the public for the first time in centuries. Women became more active and hence needed more practical clothing.
Coco Chanel was the most influential figure in fashion embracing short hair,incorporating men's clothes in a female wardrobe and discarding the corset. Elsa Schiaparelli is one key Italian designer of this decade who was heavily influenced by the "beyond the real" art and incorporated it into her designs.

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29 comments:

  1. Wow these pictures are extraordinary!

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  2. Love the flapper era and silent films. I actually posted that same first picture in another blog about a year ago! It is so timeless, the look can easily pass for today's.

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  3. very interesting post. and your blog is gorgeous. I like your selection of photos. I'm following you on bloglovin and will regularly come and visit your webplace. :)

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    I'm following it!

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  5. i absolutely love the post! the 20's fashion is awesome! the pics are gorgeous!

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  6. I love those vintage pics ! :-)

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  7. great post. i loved reading it.

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  8. those pics are amazing! love the 20's look! so inspiring!

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  9. Funny how in the last photography they walk just like punks do in some other photographies I saw.

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  10. I've been recently getting really interested in the 1920s style, and I admire the women that FINALLY tried something different. Of course, I kind of went crazy when my grandma emerged from her closet clutchin a hat from that era. Gaah, I wish my mom would lend it to me once in a while ^^

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  11. inspiration, vintage, LOVE!

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  12. The last picture captured a beautiful moment in time.

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  13. PS Hope you don't mind if I repost this picture! Thanks!

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  14. wow this post is beautiful. =]

    Thanks for dropping by, following you now!!

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  15. wow.
    So impossibly chic.

    Aditi,
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  16. I love it! thanks for your comment!

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  17. these old photos are great

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  18. WOW I

    LOVe

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    this post, great that you wrote about history in fashion, give some great photos!:*

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  21. So chic, loving the bridal fashion in particular. So elegant

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  22. love the period posts! they seem like such romantic times and the fashion is so different and chic.

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  23. Oh I love the age of the Jazz! The silhouete changed, the make up changed, the hats came out, the haircuts! I loooooooove!

    Amazing post, my dear!

    Kisses,
    Cris.

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