1920s: Fashion - Research Article from Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell Bottoms

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Flappers became the ideal for young women in the 1920s. From the clothes they wore to their attitudes, flappers were youthful, chic, and above all, modern. In the 1920s, American society rejected the Victorian attitudes of the pre–World War I (1914–18) generation. Flappers and their happy-go-lucky lifestyle set the tone for American popular culture. They partied, drank, smoked cigarettes (see entry under 1920s—Commerce in volume 2), and danced to wild jazz (see entry under 1900s—Music in volume 1) music. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), whose writings chronicle the "Jazz Age," described flappers as "the generation that corrupted its elders and eventually over-reached itself—through lack of taste." The fun ended with the Great Depression (1929–41; see entry under 1930s—The Way We Lived in volume 2). But many of the freedoms gained by flapper women in the 1920s are taken for granted in the twenty-first century.

Flapper fashion was very distinctive. Women...

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