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By: Alice Murphy

 1930s women

1930s woman

With the stock market crash in 1929 and with the opening of the new decade, woman's hemlines descended back to ankle length and waistlines moved back to their natural place. Women looked to the movie stars for fashion icons. Soft, feminine silhouettes were quite common. A neat head with softly waved short hair was the popular hairstyle.


Men in popular 1930s dress

Like womenswear, menswear saw a shift of focus to the movies for fashion inspiration in the 1930s. While suits were still worn for formal occasions and work, casual wear such as knitted sweaters and soft-collared shirts became increasingly popular during the day.