Women’s Fashion in the 1920’s
Fashion became a large influence on women in the 1920’s. This allowed women to become independent and free from the society. Many designers such as, Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin and Salvatore Ferragamo have made an enormous impact on the evolution of women’s clothing. Styles of clothing have changed overtime, especially during the 1920’s era. During this time, hemlines became shorter, clothing was more revealing, women dressed freely and the sophistication and elegance of the clothing was drifting farther apart. Also bobbed haircuts became an in style phenomenon. Clothing had definitely become a big effect on women. Women were no longer treated as possessions, but as equals to men. Clothing was made more comfortably and sportswear was also allowed to be worn. The changing of this style now effected the movement of women and the way they stood or walked. In conclusion, women’s fashion has dramatically evolved from the 1920’s to present day, as shown through designers, change of style and the effect it had on women. Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin and Salvatore Ferragamo were three of most colossal fashion designers during the 1920’s. Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was an influential, iconic and inspiration to women in the fashion industry. Chanel was known for her trademark suits and little black dresses. By the time she had made a name of herself, she was known as a style icon that created sophisticated yet comfortable clothing for women. As Chanel once said, “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”⁵ Chanel had opened her first shop in the 1910’s only selling hats⁵. She then moved on and began to make clothing and started a thriving business. This was early into the 1920’s. Later in the year Chanel had handmade dresses and suits, she wanted to emphasize comfort ability for women and wanted to show that women did not need to wear corsets to be called elegant or sophisticated. Another famous designer was Jeanne Lanvin....
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