Friday, 23 November 2012


Towards the end of the decade, a fashion for exposure was set. Tennis champ Suzanne Lenglen wore a sleeveless sweater on the tennis courts (designed by Patou). This set off another fashion. Women no longer covered their arms. A connection between fashion and sport was made. 

The fashion industry began to develop this exposed look, especially for evenings. Women wore long line sleeveless bodices and cut away 'plunge' backs. These looks were trimmed with drapes and bias cutting. 

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