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Flapper Fashions of the 30’s

What about this look still maintains its chicness and fun after all these decades? The daring haircuts, the Art Deco jewelry…and of course the swing of the short skirt.

What were flappers exactly?

According to Wikipedia:

Flappers were a “new breed” of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.[1] Flappers had their origins in the liberal period of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of World War I, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe.

1929 Louise Brooks, The Canary Murder Case

Longer pearls were fashionable in the early 20’s and became shorter as the decade progressed. Real pearls not necessary.

Violet Romer in a flapper dress.


Actress Norma Talmadge.