World War I lasted from 1914 -1918, but America did not become involved until 1917. After World War I, American society changed greatly. A new era, the Roaring Twenties, found its way in America along with the arrival of the flappers (Roaring). Americans were introduced to new fashion styles, the prohibition and the Jazz Age (Fashion, Jazz). Controversy proved to be very prominent with the Scopes Trial (Scopes).
As the war came to a close, the Roaring Twenties made its way into America. This time period brought many changes that were new to Americans. Fashion changed from the traditional Gibson Girl to the controversial flappers (Rosenberg). The Gibson Girl was a fashion trend popular before World War I. Women who supported the Gibson Girl look “wore her long hair loosely on top of her head and wore a long straight skirt and a shirt with a high collar” (Rosenberg).After World War I, a new fashion trend emerged. Young women who took part in this trend were called flappers (Rosenberg). Flappers were “young women known for their styles of short hair, straight waists, and above the knee hemlines, as well as their general disdain for social and sexual norms” (Fashion). They were inspired by Coco Chanel to obtain a boyish look. Symington Side Lacers were worn to make their chests appear flatter. Dresses worn by flappers were “straight and loose, leaving the arms bare and dropping the waistline to the hips” (Fashion). This style of clothing was more revealing than former styles of clothing (Fleming). Makeup was used more due to advancements in cosmetics. Tans became popular when Coco Chanel went on vacation and came back with a tan (Fashion).
It seemed like there were a lot of problems during the Roaring Twenties. Peo…
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