How Did Flappers Affect Society

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While women’s fashion changed dramatically after World War I, so did the attitude of women in society. For women in the twenties, showing the slightest amount of skin was considered provocative. The new transition of women during the jazz age were mainly known as the “flapper.” A typical flapper wore shorter skirts and dresses, shorter hairstyles, and gold make-up. A flapper’s clothing represented a woman’s attitude towards drugs, liquor, and sex. A popular actress, Clara Bow, was known for being the fashionable flapper. Some people would compare her to Lindsay Lohan if flappers were still popular today. Even though not all women were flappers, popular styles were being less conservative. The women who were known as flappers were a statement that women had the same rights as men did. Men had one duty for women and that was to be a stay at home mom and clean. Before the flappers the perfect women was considered to be dressed in long, concealing outfits. They had…show more content…
Many flappers and women wanted the pass of the nineteenth amendment, which gave voting rights to women.” Increasing numbers of women throughout the decade began to focus on life outside the home—they attended school, joined the workforce, and took part in a wide range of leisure activities, such as dancing, drinking, and shopping” (1920s Fashion). This gave women more courage to stand out and be bold. Fashion is a way women can express themselves. The flappers design was a way to show how women felt about what they're “supposed” to traditionally wear. The flappers style of clothing represented how they felt about a woman's society. They felt that women should play a bigger role than to be a stay at home mother who cleans. Women did not have rights to work. During the great depression in the 1930s, if a man in the household could not work it was the woman's responsibility to get a job and support the

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