Women's Fashion Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

A comparison between fashion in the 1920s and fashion today.
# 36047 | 900 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 22, 2003 in Women Studies (General) , Art (Apparel/Fashion)

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This paper presents a comparison of women's fashions of the 1920s society with today's society. The paper explains how before the 1920s, garments were restrictive and interfered with moving, breathing and eating, while after the 1920s, fashions were affected by the more lenient social mores. The paper looks at the long-term fashion trends of today's fashion designers and discusses how women try to look thin under the impact of the image popularized by the media and fashion magazines. The paper also looks at the image of the 1920s presented in "The Great Gatsby" that depicts the fickle ways of the well-to-do women of the period.

Fashions in the 1920s and today

From the Paper:

"Fashion changes include short-term changes in style and trends that are longer term. One trend is the common dresses for both genders like T-shirts, jeans, jackets, and many kinds of sports clothing, such as running shorts and sweat suits. However, men's and women's business suits, say, are generally different in shape and in detailed design. Items such as jeans are in different versions for men and women, dress being an important signifier of identity, including gender identity.
"Another long-term fashion trend is the increasing use of casual and sports attire by both men and women. However, there is also the continued glamorizing by the fashion industry of the image of the delicate, 'beautiful' women. While women get elected, become judges, attorneys, CEO's and senators, and generally and universally go out to work and support families, the fashion magazines glamorize models:. "Historically, when women have achieved greater equality with men, the fashion industry has responded with weak images of women," says Anne Tumlinson, "The flappers followed the suffragists in the 1920s. Twiggy was introduced to society in the wake of the '60s women's movement. Naomi Wolf, author of 'The Beauty Myth,' summarized the image of Twiggy as 'undernurtured, subject to being overpowered by a strong wind, her expression the gaze of the besieged.' " (Tumlinson, Anne, 1993, pp 07E)"

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