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Women’s Clothing of the 1920s: Garçonne Fashions

1920s fashion sketch

In the 1920s, “Businesswomen” were advised to pay careful attention to the difference between social and working dress. According to Vogue: “We must stoutly protest that the sport, garden party or reception dress is out of place in the shop or office. Short sleeves do not look well for such wear, ever. Elbow-length is permissible, but the really short sleeve is bad form and the sleeveless street gown is unspeakably vulgar.” Muted colors and simple fabrics were also advised.

How to date 1920s clothing - note that hemlines never really rose above the knee, contrary to popular belief (and contrary to popular, wildly inaccurate "flapper" halloween costumes...ugh).

Dress, Evening Boué Soeurs  (French) Date: 1920s Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton

1920s Art Deco dress~Image c. Cayce Pollard Units (Etsy)

Brown silk dress, ca. 1920s. I feel like this could be worn now. Shorten the sleeves change the color.