Air of Nudity or Age of Fashion
“Its better for the world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all” (Monroe 1). A quote by Marilyn Monroe that caused a lot of controversy between the respectful role of a woman at home and the modern flapper. The flapper was a woman who rebelled against traditional ways of thinking, acting, and dressing. Not all people viewed the Flapper in a wrong manner, the flappers in England were called “Bright Young Things” by civilians. During the 1920’s, women developed a new style of fashion along with a new form of rebellion. Women were looking for a good time outside of their homes. Although some people found this new fashion too revealing and degrading to women, this group of women found their new looks fashionable and inspiring.
The Flappers fashion was developed in the mid 1920’s, inspired by mainly teenagers. The Flapper must have seemed to her mother like a rebel (Held 1). Flappers were known to be not as confined to home and tradition, being young teenage girls who were touched by this new style, their parents mostly would not approve. The Flapper turned everything that was tradition into a completely different generation of style and “rebellion”. People with much more traditionally accustomed manners saw them as rebellious and inappropriate, also not to mention very influential in a bad manner to the younger generation (3). As you can see the flappers changed the fashion and got
women to be able to do a lot more. Flappers gave the courage to vote and speak out more. They also influenced the making of sports and movies. The flappers changed the fashion drastically in the 1920s (Downey 1).
Flappers did more than symbolize a revolution in fashion, they embodied the modern spirit of the jazz age (Fabian 1). A short, sleek haircut, a flat chest, a dress that exposed her arms and legs from the knee down, make-up, and a
cigarette on a long cigarette holder, these were some...