By the early 1920s women’s bathing suits were reduced to a one piece garment with a long top that covered shorts. Though matching stockings were still worn, swimwear began to shrink and more and more flesh was exposed from the bottom of the trunks to the tops of the stockings. By the mid-1920s Vogue magazine was telling its readers that “the newest thing for the sea is a jersey bathing suit as near a maillot as the unwritten law will permit.”
During the time of the 20's-30's women were becoming liberated to do things out of the social norm. Women often did this through thier fashion. A bold fashion statment women made in this time was cutting off thier hair.Women who cut their hair view it as shedding the traditional symbol of femininity and stepping into a new role of self-assertion and independence.