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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.

This picture shows the style called La Garconne during 1920s which was also called the flapper. The dress had dropped waistline, sleeveless dresses become popular.

1920s fashion sketch

TWENTIES FASHIONS 1928 Elegant Pyjamas with Smoking Jacket. Photo from the 1920s.

V-Neck Jumper - 1920's - 'The V-neck jumper of this streamlined, hand-knitted suit is in rust-coloured silk. Tasseled bags complemented the fringed dresses of the era and cloche hats, softened with veils or turban styles, were worn at the end of the decade.' - Decades of Fashion by Harriet Worsley - @~ Mlle

Historical style: Summary of our posts relating to The Great Gatsby and the 1920s

Stylish 1920s dress options for those who didn't veer down the flapper path. vintage #fashion #1920s #dress

Smart styles in (1920s) Smocks and Middies.