Alas, this little mini-series has finally come to an end! I must admit, this conclusion is not great. I wrote this enitre, 2848 word essay in one day just because I had time for it that day and by the conclusion I was rather sick of it.
The 1920s, through its creation of the new woman and the flapper, liberated women from the fashions that had so long plagued the gender and, in turn, cereated a great amount of conservative tendencies for the rest of America.
The progressive clothes of the '20s are a perfect example of the importance of clothing in American society. They empowered women through the events that had allowed them to come about: the right to vote, the entrance into the workplace, the use of the body through dancing, and their general growth in equality. Through the immense evolution that clothing undertook in the '20s, women forever freed themselves from imprisonment through fussy hair, yards and yards of bustling cloth, and damaging corsets.
Thus, women's clothing in the 1920s becomes a kind of representation of the entirety of the decade. It embodies its hight flying times, its progressive movements, and its desperate nostalgia for time sforever lost through the devastation of World War I.