The woman who plays the 1920s flapper character in the movie “Dirty Dancing” is all covered up in black, with a white bandana around her head and white gloves all over. A woman who dresses similarly from “Avenue Q” is also described as having a bandana over her head and white gloves and white gloves all over her hands.
You may also see some of the movie characters in a suit or even a jacket, as you can see on the right, dressed in the 1920s style. In fact, some of the movie characters wear pants and jackets, which they don’t in a typical movie or a real flapper style.
Some of the 1930s style costumes also have some similarities to how contemporary movie costumes are dressed these days. In those 1930s style clothes, your pants are much longer and the sleeves are rolled up. Some characters also wear hats similar to hats you see in movie theaters today.
1920s style hats or gloves also appear on the “Madame Butterfly” movie poster (above) .
1920s style pants are also commonly worn by contemporary actresses in movie roles, as on the right, on a “The Exorcist” photo set.
1920s style clothing is also very common in “Shakespeare in Love” (1940) and “Gone With the Wind” (1939) .
1920s vintage clothing can be seen in the picture on the right. I’m sure it didn’t come from a flapper’s shop.
1920s-1940s style clothing can be spotted on many scenes from “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” (1940) as well as many scenes set for the movie “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) . The 1920s-1940s flapper clothes are also featured in the picture on the left.
You can see another 1940s flapper look from the movie “I’m with New York” (1942) .
1950s-1960s style clothing
In most 1940s-1960s movies, you see the woman wearing only 1930s-1940s fashion. There are some very rare movie scenes in which all of the characters wear 1930s-1940s style clothing. We have featured few of them on this page.
A very rare movie scene with all of the characters wearing 1930s-1940s clothing. This shot also shows two 1920s-style men.