Influences in the Fashion Choices of Women in the 1920's and 30's

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How were young women of all classes dressing to be modern in the nightclubs and dance halls of the 1920s and 1930s? Focusing on the middle-classes, yet considering women of both the upper and working classes, discuss what were the influences in their fashion choices.
Use specific examples of garments drawn from primary sources such as clothing from the University teaching collection and garments from other valid museum websites. (e.g. V&A, London; Metropolitan Museum, New York; Kyoto Institute, Japan and Platt Hall Gallery of Costume, Manchester; L.C.F. Paper Pattern collection)

Introduction
Nowadays, people going to nightclub aren’t new and special things. Time goes on, people go nightclub not just only for dancing, but also can have
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Only upper class people do fashion, as all clothes were made by hand and belongs to that person. That’s what we call ‘Haute Couture’ nowadays, hence, only upper class people do fashion in the past. Yet, in 1920s it was the first decades that all classes women can do fashion by themselves. The war forces women put down their jewels, and rich and poor alike. The only way that they can show off and relax, were in nightclubs and dance halls. The Flapper fashion, Sassy Style as well as Bob hairstyle came out in this decade.
On the other hand, in a technologically advanced society what will be the influences of your fashion choices nowadays? Fashion news on television, fashion magazines, Internet, movies, or what else, there are too much things that can be the influences of our fashion choices nowadays. Anything, everything and everywhere can be and are, every new item can be notice by whole world just in one second because we got Internet and the technology allows us to do this. However, how about the young people in 1920s and 1930s? Technology does not advance as now; there are no television and Internet in nearly 80 years ago. It is impossible that people in 80 years age can know the latest things as faster as we can right now, consequently, in the end what were the influences in their fashion choices in 1920s and 1930s?

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Summer day dress

Young Women’s fashion after World War I
Young women’s fashion getting

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