Essay about fashion through the decades

Submitted By Bekahashlee
Words: 1064
Pages: 5

Essay topic: Television in the 1970s

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Intro Topic Ideas- TV’s, the definition of TV’s
Thesis Statement- Definition: Programs and series, both fictional and nonfictional, produced for or broadcast on U.S. television, T.V. changed styles and fades over 20 years(2 decades)

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Main Point #1-Popular Prime-Time Family Programming in the 1970s
Supporting Evidence-ABC, CBS, NBC are the three prime-time programming
Supporting Evidence-twenty-one shows on those three programs

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Main Point #2-The Different Genres and Ratings
Supporting Evidence-T.V. changed a lot in the 1970s, Genres disappeared
Supporting Evidence-Different ratings, a lot of good ratings were for westerns

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Main Point #3-“Real Comedy”
Supporting Evidence-Realism, A lot of ----- Show
Supporting Evidence- No restrictions in the 1970’s

Conclusion- the 70’s television really formed what is considered “good television” by most adults.

Rebekah Lippman
Coach Cross
11HLA 4
4 April 2013

1920’s Fashion
The fashion of the past decades has changed over the years. Comparing the trends and the fads from now to the 1920’s, the fashion has majorly changed! Both men’s and women’s fashion has changed drastically over the years, and not only the clothing changed, but the hairstyles, accessories, and how you wore your clothes were different then. What influenced some of the styles of the 1920’s were the mafia and the gangsters of then, like Al Capone.
There were various things men wore in the 1920’s that were up to date in fashion. One of the most popular things men wore then was the three-piece suit (Niven). All the men wanted to look like they were either high class, or like they were a gangster. With people having a lot of money back from the war or from working to help the war, they could spend their money to look up to date with the fashion or the style. Men also wore “plus fours”, which were trousers with an extra four inches of material (Niven). The reason behind this was the suits then were made for movement, and adding an extra four inches of material would help with that (Niven). There was a lot of dancing in the 20’s, so having that extra four inches of material helped with all the movement.
Men’s fashion was an important factor in 1920’s fashion. It was heavily influenced by jazz and popular male athletes (specifically golf and tennis) (Jennings). Golf encouraged the wearing of plus fours, plus sixes, and plus eights (Jennings). Tennis influenced the style of wearing white trousers and V-neck sweaters (Jennings). Surprisingly, for workplaces or most daily businesses, men of all ages wore suits (Jennings). Instead of being broad-shouldered, suit jackets were cut to give men a slimmer, boyish look (Jennings). Ties along with front creases in trousers were casual in the 1920’s. Cuffs were worn then to sharpen the look of two-tone shoes (Jennings). Waist slimming belts began to replace the popular suspenders (Jennings). Also with the fashion most men wore hats.
Women’s fashion today has changed entirely from women’s fashion of the 1920’s. The Roaring Twenties was all about women gaining more rights and freedoms, and exploiting themselves as independent, free women. Because they were gaining these freedoms, they became more involved in sports and events that were known to be male dominant activities. Women needed clothes that breathed, instead of tight corsets and big dresses. The tennis dress was very popular between 1919 through 1929 (Stevenson). The dress became famous by French Tennis Player Suzanne Lenglen (Stevenson). Women’s clothes of the 1920’s generation were known as “slender silhouette” clothes. They were given this name because they needed them to exercise and be trim, while revealing more skin and showing their natural body shape (Stevenson 87). One piece swim suits were very popular for girls and women. Women idolized Coco Chanel