~1936 evening gown by Madeleine Vionnet~  (pronounced: [ma.də.lɛn vjɔ.ne] best-known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for introducing the bias cut to the fashion world.  In the 1920s Vionnet created a stir by introducing the bias cut, a technique for cutting cloth diagonal to the grain of the fabric enabling it to cling to the body while moving with the wearer.

~1936 evening gown by Madeleine Vionnet~ (pronounced: [ma.də.lɛn vjɔ.ne] best-known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for introducing the bias cut to the fashion world. In the 1920s Vionnet created a stir by introducing the bias cut, a technique for cutting cloth diagonal to the grain of the fabric enabling it to cling to the body while moving with the wearer.

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Mid-late '20s ivory silk crepe with beaded design of flowering branches against a background of clear bugle beads. Plain triangular panels in the skirt add textural contrast and movement.

Mid-late '20s ivory silk crepe with beaded design of flowering branches against a background of clear bugle beads. Plain triangular panels in the skirt add textural contrast and movement.

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Whereas in the 1920s casual clothes, while made in different materials, had been shaped the same as formal styles, the 1930s saw the development of fashions for sport and leisure that formed a separate entity. These included lounging pajamas—a major late-1920s and early-1930s fad—worn primarily at the seaside, and all manner of pants, shorts, playsuits, and culottes. This sporty costume, a cross between a long skirt and pants, worn with a camp-type shirt, won a prize in a California fashion…

Whereas in the 1920s casual clothes, while made in different materials, had been shaped the same as formal styles, the 1930s saw the development of fashions for sport and leisure that formed a separate entity. These included lounging pajamas—a major late-1920s and early-1930s fad—worn primarily at the seaside, and all manner of pants, shorts, playsuits, and culottes. This sporty costume, a cross between a long skirt and pants, worn with a camp-type shirt, won a prize in a California fashion…

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1930S BEACH LOUNGING PYJAMAS [now they call them 'palazzo pants'. it always comes back around. I'm praying it's 2072 before skin-tight disco clothes and leisure suits return though. jh]

1930S BEACH LOUNGING PYJAMAS [now they call them 'palazzo pants'. it always comes back around. I'm praying it's 2072 before skin-tight disco clothes and leisure suits return though. jh]

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Coxton Shoe Co. Ltd | Made in circa 1925 | Men's shoe made by the Coxton Shoe Co. Ltd in Rushden England | Made of stitched, applied, and wheeled leather with cord laces | Oxford style of shoe which was the style of men's shoes in the 1920s &  aimed at an American market because British footwear fashions in the 1920s were strictly brown and black.

Coxton Shoe Co. Ltd | Made in circa 1925 | Men's shoe made by the Coxton Shoe Co. Ltd in Rushden England | Made of stitched, applied, and wheeled leather with cord laces | Oxford style of shoe which was the style of men's shoes in the 1920s & aimed at an American market because British footwear fashions in the 1920s were strictly brown and black.

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This little 1920s style dress would make a nice change from my usual LBD.
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Art Deco cloche hat. These bell-shaped hats were in fashion in the 1920s, typically made of felt. This hat covers and compliments the boyish hair cuts that they had during this time. The deep colour works well with the simplicity of the arced line detailing.

Art Deco cloche hat. These bell-shaped hats were in fashion in the 1920s, typically made of felt. This hat covers and compliments the boyish hair cuts that they had during this time. The deep colour works well with the simplicity of the arced line detailing.

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Men's Fashion:  Mid 1920s 'Jazz Suits' were trendy because after WWI, people started to live a different lifestyle that led away from the formal three piece suit with shoulder pads. Life became edgier, more party-like and men dressed in simpler clothing, with hats, and fashionable canes to go out dancing and partying.

Men's Fashion: Mid 1920s 'Jazz Suits' were trendy because after WWI, people started to live a different lifestyle that led away from the formal three piece suit with shoulder pads. Life became edgier, more party-like and men dressed in simpler clothing, with hats, and fashionable canes to go out dancing and partying.

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