Roaring Role Of Women In The 1920's

Words: 802
Pages: 4

A roaring role of women in 20’s
— If loving fashion is a crime ,we plead guilty —

~women before World War-1~

A woman’s life revolved around the center on farm and family before WW1. They did all the housework also worked outside the house if needed. They used to grow vegetables and fruits in their backyards and take care of them too. They ran home bakeries and dairies. Many women worked side by side with their husbands without getting any equality in the political power or society. Most women accepted the division of political labor and their role as women, being described as their husbands “better half” because they lost their hope of being treated as equal to men. Family was their first priority.

But the war changed it all.
…show more content…
They started wearing dresses which were loose fitting and mostly were sleeveless although many had flutter sleeves or draping over the shoulders to give them some coverage. Evening dresses displayed as much skin as was morally acceptable. Exposing cleavage was still banned and for that matter even having a big chest was not in fashion. Dresses that made a sound as they moved attracted the attention of a flapper desired.


Flappers (in the 1920s) are basically fashionable young women who enjoy themselves and flout conventional standards of behavior. These women don't follow social motive forced upon them by the society. They are always seen bold for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, and driving cars.

Flapper fashion followed the lifestyle. Skirts became shorter to make dancing easier. The look became fashionable because of the lifestyle. They lived a high-class lifestyle. Though financial condition of all were not equal at that time but most of the flappers managed it.

…show more content…
While their morals and goals may have been different from a modern American businesswomen’s, they helped create those first cracks in the glass ceiling by proving that women could take advantage of the same roles that men have always filled.

~Smoking and drinking flapper~
In this manner, flappers were a result of larger social changes – women were able to vote in the United States in 1920, and religious society had been rocked by the Scopes trial.
The flapper lifestyle and look disappeared in America. The ever-popular bobbed haircut was the cause for some women being fired from their jobs.

Things may have been bad but women still wore hemlines above the ankle, no corsets daily, unbuckled shoes, and we have been driving cars ever since. So, even in 2012, we take trends from the 1920’s, women still wear short dresses, have short hair, smoke cigarettes in public, and they still party.