Why did some women in the 1920s be­come known as flap­pers? – K.

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Advice -

Al­though mostly associated with trendy young women in Amer­ica, the term orig­i­nated in Bri­tain, where there was a short fad to wear rub­ber ga­loshes (an over­shoe worn in the rain or snow) left open to flap when they walked.

French fash­ion de­signer “Coco” Chanel did much to pop­u­larise the look.

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