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1930s Fashion

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Published May 6th 2010
ISBN : 9781155688923
Paperback
56 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1930-1945 in Fashion, Aloha Shirt, Zoot Suit, Horn-RimmedMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1930-1945 in Fashion, Aloha Shirt, Zoot Suit, Horn-Rimmed Glasses, Fedora, Shoulder Pads, Shoulder Strap, Trilby, Homburg, Spaghetti Strap. Excerpt: Actress Mary Pickford with President Herbert Hoover, 1931 The most characteristic North American fashion trend from the 1930s to the end of World War II was attention at the shoulder, with butterfly sleeves and banjo sleeves, and exaggerated shoulder pads for both men and women by the 1940s. The period also saw the first widespread use of man-made fibers, especially rayon for dresses and viscose for linings and lingerie, and synthetic nylon stockings . The zipper became widely used. These essentially U.S. developments were echoed, in varying degrees, in Britain and Europe. Suntans (called at the time sunburns) became fashionable in the early 1930s, along with travel to the resorts along the Mediterranean, in the Bahamas, and on the east coast of Florida where one could acquire a tan, leading to new categories of clothes: white dinner jackets for men and beach pajamas, halter tops, and bare midriffs for women. Fashion trendsetters in the period included the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII from January 1936 until his abdication that December) and his companion Wallis Simpson (the Duke and Duchess of Windsor from their marriage in June 1937) and such Hollywood movie stars as Fred Astaire, Carole Lombard and Joan Crawford . Womenswear Width at the shoulders was achieved by many means. In Dorothy Gish s outfit of 1932, the width is in the sleeve cap, which is pleated into the armscye . Elizabeth Arden s coat features broad, rounded shoulders cut in one piece with the yoke, 1939. Overview The lighthearted, forward-looking attitude and fashions of the late 1920s lingered through most of 1930, but by the end of that year the effects o...