1920s Culture BY: Sierra & Brittany & Kristen & GABE
Typical Dress For Men • Men’s clothing became a bit more conservative. • Trousers (pants) widened to 24 inches at the bottoms. • Knickers grew in width, and length, and were called “Plus Fours”. • White Linen was popular during the Summertime. • During the winter a raccoon coat was the most popular. • A wool suit was only $15.87, Garters were 40 cents.
Typical Dress For Women • By 1921 the longer skirt was back-some long and uneven at the bottom. • By 1925 the shorter skirt became popular. This period was called the “Flapper Age”. • No bosom, no waistline, and hair was nearly hidden under a clothe hat. • During this decade the manufacturing of make-up and cosmetics began.
Men’s Typical Hairstyle Men's hairstyles back in the 1920s were simple. The hair was slicked back for formal or dressy occasions. The top layers were left longer, but they were combed back and greased with tonic to provide a sophisticated look.
Women’s Typical Hairstyle The most common hairstyle was the “Bob”. During the 1920s,hairdos that took a lot of time to style were all the rage, and it went with every face shape.
Women’s Jobs In The 1920s • In 1920, 8.3 million women older than fifteen worked outside of the home. • Jobs that women worked mostly were, Nursing, teaching, social work, and within medicine, and pediatrics. • Believe it or not, women worked in factories too.
Were Women Taking Responsibility? Women were taking more responsibility like jobs that men did. But when they left for war somebody had to take over their jobs which were the women and children. But don’t forget the women also had to be house wives. They were taking on more responsibility and were still the domesticate house wives.
What Did “Gangsters” Wear? Gangsters only wear custom suits, it was the most stylish piece of clothing you can wear. They would always wear a real nice suit, with a tie, and a top hat.
Flappers • -Flappers in the 1920’s referred to a “new breed” of young women who wore skirts, bobbed their hair listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. • -They also wore excessive make up, drank a lot, and had a skinny boyish figure. Also, they cursed a lot and were always at parties. • - Flappers were rebelling against their parents who were conservative. They were trying to get away from the clean cut, proper society.