STYLE IN THE 1920’S

Alessandra Capobianco Period 6

the lifestyle and the fashion. as this post-WWI era came to be called. reflected in the clothing of both men and women.THE ROARING TWENTIES: A CHANGING TIME  The 1920’s was characterized by a great deal of social change. became a symbol of the lifestyle. .  Style.  This change can be reflected in the music.  The Jazz Age. also brought a feeling of “anything goes” to Americans. the dancing.

fashion changed as well.  The look many women strove to achieve was a that of a boyish figure. comfortable sportswear.  In accordance with women’s new changing role of society.WOMEN’S CLOTHING  Although the flapper is the most recognizable style of the 1920s. without curves. many different styles were just as popular. Flamboyant evening wear. . tailored suits and dresses that hung straight or flared from a drop waist appeared during this time.

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neck ties. . and over coats. laid back look was not for everyone though.MEN’S CLOTHING  Men gave up the restraints of the previous decade and adopted a more comfortable.  Hats also continued to be worn by men of the 1920s.  The casual. gaudier sense o style. since men continued to wear tailored suits.

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as well as those of patterns of glen plaid or hound tooth. . Everything he does.STYLE AND GATSBY  The style of Jay Gatsby can be seen as elegant summer day wear.  Soft colored suits. he wore the best clothes his money could buy. is to impress Daisy and win her back. He is trying to show off his lavish lifestyle to Daisy.  As an aristocrat of new money. are just some of the choices that he would wear.  Daisy’s desire for luxurious things can be seen in her emotional reaction to Gatsby’s shirts when he shows them to her. including the way he dresses.

showing how she really is cold-hearted and lacking feeling.STYLE AND DAISY  Her reaction to the assortment of shirts characterizes her not having love for Gatsby. the true colors of Daisy are then revealed in the end when she kills Myrtle. then flees.  Although she is consistently mentioned with the color white to give illusion of purity. but the love of all his wealth and her materialistic views. .

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