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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Fit became a concern, as designers tried to accommodate a range of figures and sizes in mass-produced clothing. The zipper, introduced in the late 1920s, became widespread in the 1930s. It was cheaper to install in a dress than hand-sewn hooks and eyes or snaps. Charles James, among other American designers, started incorporating the zipper as a design element. A newly invented elastic substance, Lastex, found a new niche in sportswear such as ski pants and bathing suits. The belt, long scorned in high fashion, returned as an integral feature of dress design. Hawes made the belt an important part of the dress while letting it accommodate women's diverse figures. Belt buckles were adorned as accessories, sometimes lending the dress an art deco feel. The 1930s were also the first decade in which differentlength dresses were worn at different times of the day. Evening events...

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