Friday, 23 November 2012
Tea Dresses VS Cocktail Dresses
During the 1920s people saw the demise of the tea gown. Young girls started to favour cocktails over tea. The cocktail dress began to appear in the Paris collections. These dresses were often beaded or embroidered.
Also during this time, people saw a decline of the corset as people fashioned a 'boyish' figure. This fashion looked like an undeveloped adolescent rather than a curvaceous figure.
In 1925 Gabrielle 'CoCo' Chanel showed straight hanging jersey dresses. They were square hung straight from the hips. They hung below the hips because it made an easy, soft shape. These dresses were sleek and elegant.