The 1920s saw some massive changes taking place in the fashion industry. Some significant changes that became permanent in this era include:
- Shorter hemlines make moving around and driving cars easy.
- A tube-like, slender silhouette that dismissed the traditional feminine physique.
- Basic tailoring led to women abandoning the typical corset.
- Dropped waistlines from below the chest to the natural waist to create a long frame and slim figure.
In essence, the 1920s helped women come into their own in terms of fashion.
It wasn’t only women’s fashion that received a modest boost from the influence of music and jazz. Men’s clothing went through a remarkable transformation which many were thankful for.
Typically clothing for men includes suits that were fitted and formal. You also couldn’t find a lot of colors in men’s suits since most preferred blue, grey, navy, and black as their theme. The 1920s put a stop to that. Men’s clothes became baggier, less formal, and, dare I say it, fun.
Brighter colors started making the round, and casual clothing became more popular. The cuts also began changing shape, materials began to look a bit more modern, and the style led to the popularity of the zoot suit in the 1940s. While many still wore crisp black suits for formal settings, they began to sway toward more casual, colorful shirts with relaxed collars for their everyday life.