These Fabulous Facts About Flappers Prove they Made the 20s Roar
These Fabulous Facts About Flappers Prove they Made the 20s Roar

These Fabulous Facts About Flappers Prove they Made the 20s Roar

Trista - January 18, 2019

These Fabulous Facts About Flappers Prove they Made the 20s Roar
The legendary designer Coco Chanel was born in France, but also considered a flapper during the 1920s. Founders to Founders.

4. Flappers Weren’t Just American

Being a flapper wasn’t just adhering to a particular fashion trend. It was about rebelling against societal norms and taking advantage of the freedom that women found during World War I. Countries like England and France also saw a rise in flapper culture, much to the chagrin of the established aristocracy and traditional values of the countries.

These Fabulous Facts About Flappers Prove they Made the 20s Roar
A photograph of a group of women in the 1920s wearing flapper-esque fashion. My Interesting Facts.

3. They Flattened Their Chests

Seeing as flappers did away with girdles and corsets and gained the attraction of boys, what may come as a surprise is that they often tied strips of cloth around their chests in order to flatten them, thereby creating a more androgynous appearance. They were feminists, although not very feminine.

These Fabulous Facts About Flappers Prove they Made the 20s Roar
A woman with a short swimsuit is being forced to make sure it is within the proper restrictions of the time. Mashable.

2. We Can Thank Them For Modern Feminism

Taking on a more androgynous appearance and rebelling against societal norms were acts of scandal during the 1920s, but consider that this era was before women could wear pants. Flappers helped pave the way for women to free themselves of long dresses and corsets so that they could live productive lives outside, not just stay at home and care for their families.

These Fabulous Facts About Flappers Prove they Made the 20s Roar
The classic flapper style for certain women in the 1920s. My Interesting Facts.

1. They Showed the Necessity of Change

In the 1920s, the struggle was between Victorian values and post-war prosperity and feminism. Today, it is between baby boomers and millennials. Flappers showed that traditional values may have their place, but society is always in flux and people need to be willing to adapt.

 

Where Did We Get This Stuff? Here Are Our Sources:

History 101 – Flappers: Today’s Heroes, Yesterday’s Villains

Wise Geek – What Was the Flapper Era?

The Guardian – The 1920s: ‘Young Women Took the Struggle for Freedom into Their Personal Lives’

History – How Flappers of the Roaring Twenties Redefined Womanhood

National Public Radio – When ‘Petting Parties’ Scandalized the Nation

Mental Floss – The Rise of the Flapper

The Vintage News – Flappers Were A “New Breed” Of Young Women In The 1920s Who Wore Short Skirts, Bobbed Their Hair, Flaunted Their Disdain

Collectors Weekly – ‘The Great Gatsby’ Still Gets Flappers Wrong

Smithsonian Magazine – The History of the Flapper, Part 5: Who Was Behind the Fashions?

Bellatory – Women’s Fashions of the 1920s: Flappers and the Jazz Age

Prep Scholar – What Is a Flapper? The Glamorous History of Women in the 1920s

Grunge – What It Was Really Like Being A 1920s Flapper

Wikipedia – Flapper

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