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By: Alice Murphy


Pictured above is the hobble skirt, popularized in 1911

Early 1910s women fashion was heavily influenced by the Asian continent. Draped fabrics and vibrant colors were commonly seen in Europe. In 1911, Hobble skirts, which narrowed at the bottom of the skirt and didn't require a corset, were also becoming popular. After the start of World War 1 in 1914, designers steered away from high class designs and produced simple cotton clothes. After the war, companies continued to manufacture simple clothing that created a barrel like silhouette.


Two men walking in popular 1910s style

Early 1910s fashion was similar to 1900s fashion. Men wore 3 piece suits and often included a hat in the outfit. In 1914, whenWorld War 2 started, fashion shifted to primarily military uniforms. After the war ended in 1918, the three piece suit was put back into commonplace.