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The 1920’s were a great time period for women. A period where fashion, trends, and secrets to diet were talked about. Diets were big in the 1920's because people discovered vitamins and which foods hold fat and which ones don't. Fashion was also very big back then. It changed so much throughout the years. There were so many hair styles such as curly, long, short, straight, and dark. The 1920's was also a time where women were expanding into the territory that men ruled for centuries, the workplace.

Women's fashion in the 1920's was changed often. Women normally covered their ears with cloaks, so that only the bottom of their short haircut called the "bob" would show. The bob was the most popular hair cut back then. The flapper aol.com/flapperfrom1920's was more popular than the normal dress that
woman would wear. During the middle of this time, the waist line dropped from the lower chest area to the waist for a more boyish look.

In 1926, women started to go out more. The dress consists of black crepe dechine, netting, and a black double-faced satin as the foundation which lies beneath. Sleeves are made of crepe de chine with netting at the elbows. The dress has many flounces, which drape longer at the back with an added train like piece drawing the eye down from the front (Barnes, 3). http://www.historicwaco.org/1920.htm#top
From the years 1926 to 1928 the hem line of the dresses were above the knee. The flapper dress usually was about the length of the lower knee to the calf.
Things were starting to change. Now women were holding men's hands without wearing gloves. That was a big thing back then.

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the long black dress worn to parties



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Bob Haircut
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The 1920’s was a time of continuous changing fashion. In the beginning of the 20’s, short curly and dark hair was popular with models. They also wore high heels with block heels and shoe straps. People thought that it was pretty to have a straight body because models were straight. Models were also thin. Make up was used occasionally. If make up was used not a lot was put on (Thomas).

As the 1920’s went on, the model’s hair got shorter and less curly. The heels got higher and the skirts got shorter. The use of make up increased. Models and other women put their make up on in public. Lipstick was made from ox blood. Styles in the 1920’s often changed (Thomas).www.fashion-era.com

The "bob" hairstyle was a very popular hairstyle in the 1920's. Another popular hairstyle was the finger wave. This consisted of short, wavy hair (Scott). The finger wave was a different version of the"bob" cut. Hairstylists would turn the plain "bob" hair cut into a new look. This new finger wave hairstyle was a huge hit. Even some of the men wore their hair like that (Gardner). 99% of American and European woman had the "bob" hairstyle.
One popular hat that women would wear is the cloche hat. They would wear this hat to tea dances and even lunch parties. This hat was tight against the womans' heads (Herold 30).

Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel
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The 1920’s were the days in time where diets were common. Mostly women would be on diets because they thought they had to be thin to be attractive. In the 1920’s scientists discovered vitamins A, B, C, D and E. This was important because it made people think what foods were good for them and what weren’t. Also people started to understand where obesity and diseases came from and what they did to you.
Most models or actresses went on diets because they wanted to create new slimmer styles or trends. They of course got encouraged to go on diets from messages in Hollywood. Like the message, “Fat comes through pores like mashed potatoes through a colander.” (Drowne page 128). Which made them think if I’m on a diet no fat will come from my pores. This shows that women really care about their image.
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Diets in the 1920's
Diets in the 1920's
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These are some foods for dieting.
This is what most women on diets in the 1920's would want to achieve.
This is what most women on diets in the 1920's would want to achieve.
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The 1920's was a time where women started to join the work force and get out and have a career rather be a housewife. Some jobs that women would have had in this time period were nurses, teachers, and pediatricians. Even though women were working the same job as men they still earned five percent, two cents, an hour less than the male paycheck of forty cents an hour. Women were payed thirty-eight cents an hour, this might not seem like much but when you work for five hours and you are male you get two dollars. If you were a women that worked for the same time you would get one dollar and ninety cents, a lot less back then. Women were also limited in numbers in workplaces such as a hospital. Womens' Jobs in the 1920s'
A Teacher in the 1920's
A Teacher in the 1920's
A Nurse in the 1920's
A Nurse in the 1920's
Many of the Athletic Careers Available to Women in the 1920's
Many of the Athletic Careers Available to Women in the 1920's


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