In the early 1900's women's fashion still retained a Victorian influence. Women always wore corsets and long skirts. For fancy occasions, dresses usually trailed onto the floor.
In the 1910's fashion had less of a Victorian influence. Clothes began to have straighter lines and less of a tailored cut.
In the 1920's women's fashion really started to change. The freedom and prosperity after the War inspired many women to reject previous social norms, especially in the way they dressed. Women traded the corset for a loose camisole and shorted their skirts.
The Great Depression affected the common woman's ability to dress fashionably, but for those who had money and influence, they still managed to dress with dynamic fashion and created fashion icons for women all over the country.
The 1940's started a businesslike trend in women's fashion. Women had to go work while their husbands and boyfriends fought in the war.
The 1950's. The War was over. As a culture of consumerism spread, the latest fashions became accessible to more women. Big skirts were all the rage.
So, as you can see, women's fashion changed dramatically over a sixty year period. Fashions recycle themselves too! The fifties style of a fuller skirt has been coming back!
So, I hope I can continue to keep up with my blog, but I've really got to start doing my AP Euro summer work. I'm also skipping a year of Latin, so I have to squeeze in a lot of studying before September.
Also, if you are confused about what I'm referring to in the captions, I am usually referring to the image above. I'm not sure why I did it that way; I just did :)