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The interwar period: the Roaring Twenties

After World War One, fashion (like many customs) underwent a fundamental change. The workmanship became simpler, without major embellishments. Black became the color of choice for women and was enhanced by jewels. Rich new fabrics began to emerge like the sweater, the printed fabric 'chemisier', the georgette with embroidered beads, lamé brocade, and others. They also began to use artificial silk. Soft wool was used for sport suits while pantsuits abandoned their rigidity. At night, they wore warm coats with wide collars either turned down or worn upright.

Coats and leather jackets followed the same lines as cloth coats and were adorned with fur to mark a contrast. The Spanish shawl became fashionable once again. Hats were wide brimmed and flared, with the crown sinking to the eyes. Later hats would become smaller.

1. Typical hat and fur collar (the 20s).
2. Backless for a party dress.
3. Hairstyle typical of the late 20s.
4. Wide-brimmed hat.

In the mid ‘20s, the skirts were knee length. Until that moment, never in the history of elegant women’s fashion had the skirt been worn so short. But they soon became long again and during the mid '30s, day dresses were about 25cm from the ground while party dresses touched the floor.

The waistline lasted until the end of the decade, when it began to rise slowly and until it regained his normal height.

Hair-that in the previous decade was worn short-again became longer. The use of cosmetics became widespread and was worn by women of all ages.

The low-cut shoe and pump was used throughout the year.

Gentlemen wore flannel suits, mainly with white stripes on gray, white shirt and colored ties. In summer, the boater hat was typically worn by men.

5. Woman in the 20s.
6. Style of the mid-'30s.
7. Bow adorned taffeta dresses.
8. Coat or overcoat.

Author: Vicen

Article from the website: Moda en la Historia