1920s Garçonne Fashions: Image courtesy of Jenna Weissman Joselit, A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America, 2001 1920s Garçonne Fashions: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Ewing, History of 20 Century Fashion, 1992 Skirts rose to the knees during the first two years of the 1920s, fell to the ankles again in 1923, rose up to the knees again in 1925, and were again long by the end of the decade.Seen below are a number of ankle-length skirts that were popular between 19.In the fifties and surrounding decades, handbooks and other books exploring relationships described dating as a fun activity in which teens are allowed to meet and mingle with many members of the opposite sex.
Straight, curveless dresses were worn with bust flattening brassieres.
The waist completely disappeared, and belts were worn around the hips.
Both sexes become accustomed to the other at early ages which is very conducive to the practice of dating (Merrill 61).
Dating essentially replaced the practice of calling which was the primary way of courtship before the mid-1920's.
Their presence and existence became readily more apparent because they were granted more freedom than previous generations ever were. They were given a chance to redefine the ways things were done in America.
One of the conventions they put a new spin on, and consequently revolutionize, is the idea and practice of dating.
Because of these entertainment forums, these images will continue to be a pop cultural symbol of the 1950's.
After the second World War, teenagers became much more noticeable in America (Bailey 47).
The 1950's set up precedents in dating that led to what many consider "normal" dating today.
ORIGINS OF DATING Dating is definitely an "American phenomenon." Few other countries carry on this practice with as much fervor as Americans do.
When asked to imagine this lost group, images of bobbysoxers, letterman jackets, malt shops and sock hops come instantly to mind.