Flappers in the Roaring Twenties Essay

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Flappers in the Roaring Twenties



In the 1920s, a new woman was born. She smoked, drank, danced, and voted. She cut her
hair, wore make-up, and went to parties. She was giddy and took risks. She was a flapper.

Where before the start of World War I, the Gibson Girl was the rage. Inspired by Charles
Dana Gibson's drawings, the Gibson Girl wore her long hair loosely on top of her head and
wore a long straight skirt and a shirt with a high collar. She was feminine but also broke
through several gender barriers for her attire allowed her to participate in sports,
including golf, roller skating, and bicycling.

Women were just as anxious as the men to avoid returning to society's rules and roles
after the war. In the age of the Gibson Girl, young women did not date, they waited until
a proper young man formally paid her interest with suitable intentions However, nearly a
whole generation of young men had died in the war, leaving nearly a whole generation of
young women without possible suitors. Young women decided that they were not willing to
waste away their young lives waiting idly for spinsterhood; they were going to enjoy life.

So the flapper was born With a image consisted of drastic to some with shocking changes in
women's clothing and hair. Nearly every article of clothing was cut and make from thinner
material in order to make dancing easier. Like the hem of the skirts also started to rise
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