"In the 1920s, many Americans found the flapper incredibly threatening. Flappers represented a new moral order. Although they were the daughters of the middle class, they flouted middle-class values. They shrugged off their chaperones. Worse still, they danced suggestively and openly flirted with boys. Flappers prized style over substance, novelty over tradition, and pleasure over virtue."
Flapper dresses and Gatsby (deco) styles are still hot due to our obsession with Downton Abbey. Wear your drop-waist dresses with pride. Drink champagne and kick ass. Read updated article with pics from 2015: http://www.boomerinas.com/2013/06/26/flapper-fashion-trend-for-parties-cruises-weddings/