ANNE GREENE here:
Last 14th day of the month I talked with you about Fashions During The Roaring 1920s. Today we are discussing hairstyles and accessories.
A decade followed the end of the First World War known as the Roaring 20s. It was the age of the flapper.
The 1920s defined social and cultural rebellion. From the bootleggers who smuggled moonshine across state lines to the women's suffrage movement that helped women secure the right to vote, the Roaring Twenties caused a commotion.
The evolution of women’s hairstyles exemplified the rebellion. Ladies said goodbye to their long Victorian locks and welcomed much shorter hairdos.
No more bustles and corsets gave clothing designers great freedom to invent new styles. And women shopped and cropped, dressing in colors and styles that reflected the joy of a war-weary population following the end of the war.
Thanks to new material and less of it, dresses were lighter and brighter and shorter. Evening wear was often trimmed with fur. Hemlines rose for most of the decade.
Shoes and stocking assumed greater important now that they were visible. Silk stockings in all colors of the rainbow matched the coordinated outfits of stylish women.
Women sought education and work outside the home. After the war, many had fatherless families to support. They turned to mail-order catalogs and department stores for easy access to fashions.
The bob gained popularity. Women all over the world copied Hollywood hairstyles. The Marcel wave and permanent waving became vogue.
Women’s underwear changed and modern style bras were introduced. The new bras tended to flatten breasts. Other styles appeared that provided shape and support. Flappers wore short dresses with seams above the knee.
Beautiful, coordinated accessories became the rage. Hats, shoes, stockings, handbags, dresses and jewelry came together in harmony to create an elegant style. Thus a new woman evolved.
I’m writing a book set in the 1920s about one such flapper. The working title is CUPID GOES BARNSTORMING. Gloria, a perfect 1920s new woman, is an orphan trying to make a living and save her dream.
If you had lived during the 1920s would you have been eager to cut off your luxurious long hair for the shorter bob? Remember stylish hats favored short hair. Leave a comment for a chance to win my new book just released, MARRIAGE BY ARRANGEMENT.
ANNE GREENE delights in writing about wounded heroes and gutsy heroines. Her second novel, a Scottish historical, Masquerade Marriage, won many awards. The sequel Marriage By Arrangement just released. She makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Tim LaHaye led her to the Lord when she was twenty-one and Chuck Swindoll is her Pastor. Anne’s highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. Buy Anne’s books at http://www.PelicanBookGroup.com. For great information on writing an award-winning novel visit Anne at http://www.anneswritingupdates.blogspot.com .