Women’s Ideals and Fashion in the 20th Century

The “ideal” woman and her style changed very frequently throughout the 20th century. The following are drawings that try to capture such changes of each decade.

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“Gibson Girl”
1900-1909
Tiny waist, full hips, curvy figure

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“More modern, new woman”
1910-1919
Bobbed hair, shorter hem

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“Flapper Girl”
1920-1929
rebellious clothes, bobbed hair, shorter hem, fringe

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“Utilitarian”
1930s-End of WWII
square shoulders, more masculine style inspired by war-time feelings

In a nutshell:

Image Source:

http://webspace.webring.com/people/ws/simply_happy_without_you/

Sources:

http://www.memorialhall.mass.edu/activities/dressup/notflash/1900_woman.html
http://glamourdaze.com/history-of-womens-fashion
http://www.webring.org/hub/fashionplatesand?w=1280;rh=http%3A%2F%2Fwebspace%2Ewebring%2Ecom%2Fpeople%2Fws%2Fsimply_happy_without_you%2F;rd=1
http://tirocchi.stg.brown.edu/514/story/fashion_earlycentury.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/15/1920s-fashion-flapper-style_n_3274265.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1930%E2%80%9345_in_fashion

 

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