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The Jazz Age: A New Era for Womens' Fashion

The 1920's marked the most dramatic change in women's attire in centuries, as the "new breed" of young women bobbed their hair and shortened their skirts.

These "flappers" were the rebels of their day - wearing makeup, going to jazz clubs, smoking cigarettes, driving cars, drinking liquor - things which were unheard of for women at that time!

With the market crash of '29 and the Great Depression,, clothing styles once again became serious and sober.

Learn more: Want the sound like "the Real McCoy"? Check out this page on 1920's slang - it's the Bee's Knees!