Thursday, 20 December 2012


Womenswear in the 1930s became more feminine. Curves became fashionable and clothes became softer and more girly. Women grew their hair longer but wore hats that exposed their forehead. These hats were plate shaped and ladies would wear them towards the back of the head.

Hollywood became big. Major actresses like Marlene Dietrich became style icons for the public. Movies became accessable for a wider audience and more people could afford to go. The 'Hollywood' image was absorbed by Paris designers and the look was reproduced.

From these icons, a new silhouette had emerge. Long skirts, widened shoulders, nipped in waists and figure hugging clothing became fashionable. Unlike the 1920s, pleats and godets were set in below the knee.

Godets: A triangular piece of material inserted in a dress, shirt, or glove to make it flared or for ornamentation.

Short bolero jackets and gloves were also fashionable (common etiquette for during the day). In the evening women wore evening gloves to match gowns. These gloves were often silk or satin.

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