1920s Fashion

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The Roaring Twenties
It was the Bee’s Knees to feel the Heebie-Jeebies while living young and free as a sensual
Dumb Dora through the radical Roaring Twenties, an era that was absolutely unforgettable in
American history! Organized doctrines advocating political, social, and all other rights of women
equivalent to those of men, made the ideas of feminism possible. This was a new term that came
about during the Progressive Era, a term that caused women to express their self-worth by
capturing the world by it’s tail and launching a revolutionary era that lasted three decades; as
Frances Willard said, “a wider freedom is coming to the women of America” (Textbook)…
Within the first few years of the 1920s, the new culture that the generation had created was
already set into motion. The youth no longer had the desire to act or dress like the older
generation, they wanted something different. Through the fashion, entertainment and beauty
industries women worked up the courage to reject the stuffy ways of the Victorianism lifestyle,
and simply transition to a more advanced wild life of the conspicuous Flappers.
In the late eighteenth century, the Victorian era was a widely known style that was
commonly related to morals and structures based off of Christianity. Family and economic life
for women was outrageously boring; a typical day for a woman would look like cleaning,
gardening, plus taking care and cooking for her household. Women weren’t allowed to have real
jobs, as their main job was being the sole care-provider for her husband and children. Women
were taught to not express their true identity, even worse, they were just suppose to accept their
life for what is was because they felt that they didn’t have a choice. Men often mistreated or
forced women to do things they didn’t feel comfortable doing, such as marriages or having
children. From the…...

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