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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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For the rest of the country, the dominant look for women's everyday wear was the simple print dress made from synthetic material. Most strikingly different from the 1920s silhouette was the print dress's waistline and longer hemline. Belted just above the hips, the dress fell five inches below the knee and flared slightly. The top bloused loosely, with only a few pleats to accommodate the return of the bustline. Collars were rounded, shoulders unstructured, and sleeves midlength. The dresses appeared as a complete unit, with their small floral prints unbroken by visible seams or large patterns. Women's shoes returned to being practical, with lower heels, sturdy straps or ties, and pointed toes. Women tended to wear their hair longer, with more waves, and they often parted it on the side. Hats had smaller crowns and upturned brims and were often worn tilted...

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