Women’s fashion has come a long way. In the 1850s, the major innovation in women’s fashion was the cage crinoline. Women would then move towards wearing up to six layers of petticoat. Over time women’s fashion has continually evolved. This article looks at this evolution throughout history to help us understand why women tend to care more about fashion than men.
1900 to 1910
In this first decade of 1900, women’s clothing was both lavish and cumbersome. Women’s fashion was characterised by clothes having an S-shaped figure. The figure emanated from clothing that pushed the chest forwards and the hips back, creating an S shape. Women also wore clothed that fitted them tightly. Generally, being feminine was portrayed as being slim and tall with widespread hips.
In the 1920s, women clothing adopted a more casual form. Young women started to show little respect for behavioural norms. Women adopted a carefree attitude and an easy-going style. Having a straight figure, short hair, and a small chest was considered beautiful for women. Women of this time were expected to be extra slim and thus exercised often and lived on a diet.
The 1930’s to 1940s
This was the period of …