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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Accessories became an increasingly important aspect of fashion, as most women no longer traded dresses in with each fashion season. Hats, pocketbooks, shoes, gloves, and jewelry now helped change the look of a relatively simple suit or dress from one wearing to the next. Hats came in all sizes and shapes, from the fedora to the turban. Pocketbooks were longer and shaped like envelopes, with large jeweled clasps and an occasional shoulder strap. Longer gloves became popular. Costume jewelry also became fashionable. The American costume-jewelry industry was centered in Rhode Island, and Miriam Haskell, the best-known name in costume jewelry, gained recognition for her unusual mix of baroque designs in bright colors and interesting shapes.

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