WHAT WE WORE

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - BEHIND THE HEADLINES -

Fash­ion­able sin­u­ous curves, de­rived from the Art Nou­veau move­ment, in­flu­enced women’s dress, skirts flar­ing over the hips from a nar­row waist, with high neck­lines. Elab­o­rate hair or hats be­came a fo­cal point. The three-piece lounge suit was stan­dard day­wear for men, usu­ally worn with the mod­ern knot­ted tie. Hair was short and neat and men were gen­er­ally clean shaven or had a small mous­tache. The cen­tre part­ing be­came fash­ion­able for women’s hair from 1907, at the same time styles in­creas­ingly be­came built up, of­ten over pads or a frame, and were some­times sup­ple­mented by ar­ti­fi­fi­fi­fi­cial hair for the more ex­treme ex­am­ples. The full draped front of the bodice em­pha­sised the bust and added to the sense of fem­i­nin­ity.

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