Fashion in the 1930s


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Fashion in the 1930s

  1. 1. Fashion in the 1930s By: Katie Miller
  2. 2. The Start of the 1930s <ul><li>At the start of the decade America was in the midst of the Great Depression. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of boutiques were opening. </li></ul><ul><li>Style was greatly effected </li></ul><ul><li>-A lot of designers had to trade extreme to simple </li></ul><ul><li>-Chanel changed how they trimmed ends </li></ul><ul><li>-Manufactures did anything to make clothing cheaper </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Great Depression <ul><li>Since the economy was in the hole everybody was very careful about what they spent. </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment rose 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody was looking for a way to escape reality ,and fashion was the gate way for some people. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Influence <ul><li>Fashion was influence a lot by cost. </li></ul><ul><li>There are three main things that influence cost and they are : material, cut, and decoration. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Materials <ul><li>Designers used materials that had previously been over looked </li></ul><ul><li>They used: Cotton, Organdy, Eyelet, Pique, Lace, Corduroy, Boucle Knit, Chintz, Toile, and Artificial Silk </li></ul><ul><li>They also used Patent Leather, Nylon, Rhodophane, and Raccoon fur </li></ul>
  6. 6. Silks <ul><li>Artificial silk had it’s first widespread use in lingerie and nightgowns </li></ul><ul><li>Peach synthetic silk was used for slips and other underwear. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Patent Leather <ul><li>It was used only for shoes. </li></ul><ul><li>Men used patent leather for their two-tone shoes ( they were the first to have two-tone shoes). </li></ul><ul><li>Women soon started to use patent leather for two-toned high heels. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Unique materials <ul><li>Nylon- it was first introduced in 1938 </li></ul><ul><li>Rhodophane- Schiaparelli used this material to make glass-like tunics. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cut <ul><li>There were many different types of cuts. </li></ul><ul><li>Women wore a dress cut like a slip on the bias. </li></ul><ul><li>Skirt hemlines rose just above the knee. </li></ul><ul><li>Short sleeves had puffed shoulders. </li></ul><ul><li>Elbow length gloves were worn </li></ul>
  10. 11. Decoration <ul><li>Silk flowers were sewn to neckline or waistline of a dress </li></ul><ul><li>Rhinestone set clips </li></ul><ul><li>Brooches </li></ul><ul><li>Collars and cuffs both were removable </li></ul><ul><li>Jabot </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Decorations were very important during this time </li></ul><ul><li>Costume jewelry became popular </li></ul><ul><li>Hats were worn everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Frills were added at the elbows and neck </li></ul>
  12. 13. Buttons <ul><li>Made of wood, cork, plexiglass, and synthetic plastics </li></ul><ul><li>Vogue made novelty buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Often resembled baskets of fruits or cigarette packs </li></ul><ul><li>Mainbocher made silver clasp buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Rochas made buttons in the shape of open books </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Patou used flower pots, foxes, mermaids, and snake buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Schiaparelli used circus buttons </li></ul><ul><li>When WWII was over buttons became more functional than decorative </li></ul>
  14. 16. Garters <ul><li>They invented metal garters in this decade </li></ul><ul><li>Most were made out of decorated elastic </li></ul>
  15. 17. Patterns <ul><li>Patterns were simple </li></ul><ul><li>The barer the dress the more formal it was </li></ul><ul><li>Bright shapes of flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Plants and leaves </li></ul><ul><li>East European embroidery </li></ul>
  16. 18. Day wear <ul><li>Women wore a modified shirtwaist dress, straight skirt or a slim suit, with a below the waist length fitted jacket. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Evening wear <ul><li>Women wore a dress cut like a slip on the bias </li></ul>
  18. 20. THE END