December 18, 2009, Newsletter Issue #236: 1920s Flapper Dresses

Tip of the Week

People often mistakenly assume that all dresses day and evening were short in every year of the twenties and that 1920s flapper costumes were the only fashion style of the twenties. Dress and coat lengths were actually calf length and quite long for most of the decade. Shortness is a popular misconception reinforced by the availability of moving film of the Charleston dance which shows very visible knees and legs on the dancing flappers.

Skirts only revealed the knee briefly between 1926 and 1928, and this was the only period when evening dresses were short in line with day dress lengths. This was the flapper period.

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