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  1. 1. By Carolyn Cover and Ashley Diment
  2. 2. O b je c t iv e •Thepointof thisPowerPoint istoeducateviewersabout whothesefascinating womenwere, howthey dressed, acted, andabout theirmodernideasand behavior.
  3. 3. • In the nineteen twenties, a “new breed” of women was born • Flappers were women who smoked, drank, voted, danced, and flaunted their disdain for conventional behavior.
  4. 4. They partied, broke the rules, and rejected the traditional roles of women
  5. 5.  Embracing all things modern, a Flapper’s wardrobe was a startling change of that from prior generations 1910 Dress 1920 dress (note the dropped waistline and shorter skirt length)
  6. 6. • Hemlines rose, waistlines dropped and Cloche hats were the thing to have
  7. 7. The flapper “bobbed” her hair,
  8. 8. She wore shift dresses with startlingly short hemlines,
  9. 9. • And she wore make up (which she might even apply in public!)
  10. 10. Flappers were notorious for dancing provocatively
  11. 11. • They frequented jazz clubs and also attended “petting parties”
  12. 12.  They also drove cars, which was considered shocking behavior for a woman.
  13. 13. Like most other things, Flappers had new ideas about relationship standards.
  14. 14.  The flapper insisted on partnership in her marriage, if she even chose to marry.
  15. 15. Though the bold ideas of these assertive young women are commonly accepted today, they did not reflect the opinion of most people in their time. They were more of a symbol of women’s independence.