Vintage Blues- Fashion from the 1930s and 1940s


1930s Fashion- Men's and women's fashion from the 1930s


Good Housekeeping- 1930s fashion


Patterns and Images From 1930-1939 - Patterns of vintage clothing


1930s Fashion Development Chart - Pictures showing the development of fashion in the 1930s


Fashion Era Article Clipping- Copy of magazine article primary source


Wenatchee High School- WHS homepage


Clothing of the 1920s / Hairstyles of the 1920s / Hairstyles of the 1930s

Clothing of the 1930s

After the stock market crash in 1929, many people laid off on buying the glamorous clothing of the 1920s. In the 30s people went into a saving mode and stopped buying the accessories they wore constantly in the "Flapper" decade of the 1920s. Clothing was mended and patched before new clothes were bought. Furs and fabric flowers were used to re hem and accent an article of clothing. Hem lines also dropped a great deal to the ankle while in the "flapper" era the skirts ended just below the knee.

Men's clothing also faced a big change in the 1930s. While it was a goal to save money, people couldn't spend vary much money on your clothing. Plaids and stripes became very popular in the 30s, as did suits that made your torso appear large. The suits had broad shoulders creating a V-shape of the torso. In addition to suits Blazers and other jackets became a cheaper way to remain fashionable.
For the most part people living in the 1930s tried to save save and save their money. After the Stock Market Crash in 1929 they no longer had the money to spend on the luxuries of clothes. As a result there were many new ideas in fashion meant to look good while saving money. From fabric flowers to fur hemlines new ideas came from all over trying to add some fashion to the decade. The 1930s however was a decade of survival rather than a decade of fashion like the flappers of the 1920s.


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