Get a wig, wear a high heel, and carry a cane.
The dress code of 1920s New York City was simple. If the weather was hot and humid, a pair of white trousers were required, or else you could wear long white tights, black skirt and cap, a pair of high heel shoes (some of which you could even tie up), and a cane. If you liked to walk your own path and did not care for modern fashions, a pair of black leather boots was also recommended.
The same can be said for the dress of every other city in the South today. And by the end of the last century, there was even a dress code for the city of Birmingham, Alabama.
However, while the dress code wasn’t really enforced at the time, it is not uncommon today to meet people who wear high heels and carry cane. In fact, it is quite a common sight these days to see flappers wearing high heels and carrying a cane. The popularity of modern flappers seems to have had a lot to do with it.
The popularity of flappers as a trend in the 1920s was not due to a lack of fashion sense on their part. It was due to many of them being black and therefore being viewed as rebellious. They wore their hair in a style that was popular at the time and were often considered to be wearing a little too much make-up to the point of being considered ‘too pretty for their own good.’
The popularity of flappers was not as much due to this attitude as a simple lack of confidence in their own ability to keep up with modern fashion. In fact, most flappers have stated that they did not look as pretty as today’s make-up artists would suggest.
So when the fashion of the day decided that you could not wear the same style of dress without compromising on style, you needed to be able to change your style – and you needed to be the look. That is really what made the flapper so popular. Many flappers could walk across the stage in different styles – wearing high heels for flapper style – on the same occasion. Others still had to resort to using their own unique creations of make-up.
The popularity of make-up has definitely increased over the last century as well. However, what has increased more than make-up is how quickly our lives look on TV. The time we spend with TV is now shorter than it once was. With time, we
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