Fashion past – 1920’s
Recently The Times 2 supplement carried an article on the values of feminism - BBC news presenter and journalist Rosie Boycott says ‘financial prosperity has...
Recently The Times 2 supplement carried an article on the values of feminism – BBC news presenter and journalist Rosie Boycott says ‘financial prosperity has made women materialistic’ now the modern women works not to prove her sisterhood, but to buy that extra holiday to recover from the extra work she is doing – cultural shifts are forever dictating the mode of behaviour, and style.
Modern world, modern woman Rosie Boycott may have preferred the humble but forward ladies of the 1920’s – a merging of femininity and feminism. The roaring 20’s saw women use fashion to show off their new identity – freedom, independence and a break from the feminine norm – a modern woman with a modern mind. Masculine elements in female costume permeated the wardrobes of many. Around the same time dress levels rose – women baring pants was just as daring as exposing limbs. Women became a rebels – by the mid 1920’s the style was coined ‘ The Flapper’.