When did it become fashionable for women to wear short skirts?
In the 1920’s there was a wave of popularity for the flapper dress. Women started to dress like caricatures of themselves. The dress was popular because the silhouette was attractive and fashionable.
This style of dressing was originally pioneered by the French in early 20th century, but it became a household style that spread to other nations during that same period.
What is the dress made of?
The flapper dress consists of a long, narrow skirt that is attached with a large bell-like neckline. The skirt is very long and long enough to cover the shoulders but has a low neckline. These were often cut slightly higher than other women’s dresses.
It is typically white or ivory and has an ornate, patterned pattern on either the sleeves or the bodice. The dress has a girdle that wraps around the waist.
How does it work?
The flapper dress is made of a thin fabric, usually cotton, and covered in shiny fabric to appear “fluttery”.
The pattern is usually a very intricate pattern of geometric designs, and the flapper dress is worn with or without a belt.
The flapper dress can be made without a belt or garter belt as long as there is an extra long, narrow belt loop to go over the dress or it can be made with a belt and girdle if it’s fitted.
How long is it? How short are the sleeves?
The length varies according to the size, the design and the style. A short skirt, for example, can be in the 10 to 17 inch range. A longer skirt would be between 22 to 36 in.
Long dresses are commonly in the 35 inch to 40 inch range and it is common to find a skirt of 40 to 49 inches.
How big are the eyes?
Women’s eyes are small and round, with little or no nose.
Are the legs in length?
Most dresses are available in 3 or 4 inch lengths. The dress can be made shorter or longer depending on the style!
Can I wear it all day?
The length of the skirt can be altered to accommodate women of varying heights. The legs can be cut shorter, and sometimes the arms extended to accommodate women who are shorter (a shorter dress usually has longer arms). These adjustments are not usually made to the length of the dress