Wikipedia Club #3 - Women's Suffrage and Western Women's Fashion through the early 1900s
"'a woman can do anything a man can do' without compromising femininity."
"The flapper became stereotyped as a woman who "smoked, drank, swore, drove fast, professed free love, and used makeup,"and exercised sexual independence."
This article excites me because it documents the moment when women's fashion was designed for women, instead of... for women. It's empowering to read about women finally owning their look. And to read that they were heavily criticized for it, but persisted. To this day, women still get criticized for wanting to dress in a more 'boyish' way. Now I look at people like Billie Eilish, who are unmistakably feminine while rocking boxy silhouettes. I see issey miyake, margiela, alber elbaz, and many other designers who design according to the feminine fantasy, rather than the masculine fantasy of the feminine. More of that please!
I love boxy wide oversized massive clothing. And that's chic!
Also see Bloomers.
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