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By: Alice Murphy

 1920s women

1920s woman wearing flapper wear

1920s women fashion was characterized by simple designs. The "flapper" dress was common place. Simplicity was vital in the outfit and bead work, sequins, and embroidery were common. Tennis was the most popular sport for women and thus one of the most popular inspiration for fashion. Many women cut their hair into a bob, a popular hairstyle that emerged early in the decade.


Men in popular 1920s dress

1920s men fashion valued simplicity. Men moved away from starched collars and formal three-piece suits during the day. Instead, they adopted soft collars and one- or two-button suit jackets often worn without a waistcoat. Pinstripes were popular and English tailoring.