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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Men's fashions emphasized the chest. Jackets had wide, short lapels, slightly tailored waists, and high pockets. Pants were wide and high-waisted. Variety was added to the three-piece suit of jacket, vest, and pants by wearing V-necked or vest sweaters instead of a vest. In the 1930s men had a new option for evening wear. Long dinner jackets and cummerbunds were not always required. A shorter black dinner jacket worn with a crisp white shirt and a simple black bow tie was considered high fashion, thanks to the example of Britain's Prince of Wales. Women's daytime fashions bore little resemblance to the dominant flapper look of the 1920s. Dresses had waistlines and bustlines and fell farther below the knee. The most popular dress of the 1930s was the simple print dress, with its loose half-sleeves, belted waist, and blousy top. Most women no longer were able or encouraged...

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