Fashion is affected in many ways. Inventions and good economy bring many changes with it. Wars and bad economy bring plain fashion that stays for a while (?Fashion Through the Ages?, 1). Fashion often seems to go in a big loop repeating itself over and over again. Women?s fashion has changed and gone from fancy to simple and easy to wear.
Most of them can be marked by major historical events, which tended to cause great change to the industry. It was a slow start to a major evolution in the first decade of the century. The 1910’s reigned in the beginning of an extensive women’s clothing revolution, even as the first world war happened, which carried over into the 20’s. The 20’s is one of the most famous decades in fashion, most likely because of the huge air of mystery surrounding it. The Great Depression is what many people jump to when they think of the 30’s, and it had a large impact on fashion as well because of people’s reaction to it.
Some of the most common items women carried in those separate compartments include things like; money, lipstick, mirror, and a handkerchief. Campbell, Kathleen. McElvain, Jean. "A Brief History of the Purse up to 1930." Purses have evolved from time to time; they have been around for centuries.
The Stock Market started booming, many new dances and music came about, and women got the right to vote and enter the workforce. There was an uprise in almost every activity, and fashion was definitely one (Tirocchi, Anna and Laura). Although fashion varied throughout the decade, one could notice a drastic change from the prior fashion. There were many factors, like said above, that played into the changes of the 1920’s. As a result of World War I the US became one of the major powers.
“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” (Fashion Quotes 1) The words once spoken by Henry David Thoreau are politically correct. People often look at Elizabethan‘s choice of fashion and ridicule everything about it from the hair, down to the stockings. As it appears, fashion has always been a broad topic of discussion in the world. Whether it is NY Fashion Week or a Macy’s fashion show, fashion is something that has always been an eye catcher. Fashion has been around for many years, and whether we know it or not, Elizabethan fashion has influenced the way modern fashion is today.
Nowadays, adults, as well as children, have pierced ears. This proves that technology and customs have changed throughout the years. Style not only changed in the clothing category, but it also changed in t... ... middle of paper ... ...o see his son. Life would eventually return to normal although everything abnormal, like the war, would be forgotten. The fifties, a time of fads, fashions, and a forgotten war, will always stand out as a pivotal point in American history.
When the war arrived, cotton and silk increased, making it harder to obtain (Mitchell 4). It was these fabrics; wool, silk, muslin, linen, etc., that made the weight of the whole outfit so heavy and awkward. To start the dressing process, Victorian women had so many layers of clothing it all had to be placed upon them one at a time. The first layers consisted of undergarments such as items women of today would call underwear and socks. However, the Victorian women wore drawers as modern women wear underwear.
The most prevalent source of this worry is abundant in animated films (Travail). Although animated movies are exciting for young children, recent studies have shown that these films are causing a spike in body dissatisfaction in girls. Throughout the past century negative body image among young girls has been driven by Disney’s animated movies, Barbie dolls, and Barbie’s new animated films. Over the past century, women aesthetic appearance has dramatically changed in western civilization. In the beginning of the 19th century the ideal woman was 5’4 tall and weighed approximately 140 pounds.
As the stock market booms and society prospers, women’s fashion undergoes drastic change during the 1920’s. The hems of skirts and dresses rise to newer, more promiscuous level. The traditional long hair, supposedly the crowning glory of a women, is cut shoulder-length or shorter. Defined waistlines are lost, giving way to a shapeless and loose fitting style of clothing. Manufacturing of cosmetics emerges during this decade, and a variety of products become popular among women.
“Yeah, it's a party in the USA” (“Party in the USA”). In the 80s Cyndi Lauper was the wild child. She had crazy hair, her outfits were unusual, and she had music that was revolutionary for her time. But now, Miley Cyrus has taken on Lauper’s role. Miley cut off her long hair; she is now wearing shorter, tighter outfits; and her dancing has been more provocative in the past year or so.