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1920s Fashion Is Not What You Think It Is

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Anstria Tarot (11 hours ago)
Demon cat :-)
Tiffani C (2 days ago)
The look of absolute crisis on her face when she heard “goes to half of my thighs.” 😂😂😂
Lily Waterflower (2 days ago)
whoever said that your role playing was boring... NOOO!
Erin Walker (3 days ago)
Art Deco is so '20s.
Grey Edgerton (5 days ago)
There is usually a rather big difference between 'fashion' and what most people wore.
Agnes Kim (6 days ago)
I read that one reason for the shorter skirts of the 1920's was because of a shortage of fabric that followed WWI. The same happened in the early 1950's, with pencil skirts replacing the fuller skirts of the previous decade.
Rubyane Santos (7 days ago)
Muito interessante o vídeo, parabéns!
Ruth Anne Martin (8 days ago)
About long waves: People might be thinking of Mary Pickford? She was a famous actress who didn't get a bob until 1928, and was famous for her long ringlets.
Kari (8 days ago)
I thought this video might be interesting. But the "acting" just bugged me too much today. Sorry. I'll come back and try it again in a week or so and see if its just me being snippy. Since its been kinda a crap day. Sorry. I'll still give it a like though. Since it has legitamitly good and interesting info. And its obvious creator put some time, work and effort into a subject she seems to be pretty fond of. So, even if I still find it's not for me in a week, keep at it. Looks like a fun channel and others seem to love it. Keep doing what you enjoy!
Laurel Van-Tiel (8 days ago)
I'm at 2:05. It should start there. That beginning part was just annoying.
Karen Anderson (9 days ago)
I always think of Eve in the Mummy. Her costumes, make-up, hairstyle, always seemed spot on! I'm not an expert though.
K Kr (12 days ago)
What people wore seems to largely depend on their age when a new fashion emerged. After a certain point most settle into a look they feel suits them and they don't change much, so you might see photos of older men with high-waisted pants, older women with low-hanging breasts, or hair in perpetual permanent waves or dyed a flat black or red, wearing a lot of makeup or none, or going once more under the knife to try to look youthful, to the end of their lives. So for part of the population, a fashion isn't adopted, part really goes for it avidly, and part stick with it in one form or another as long as they can. The Twenties revolution in US culture, not just fashion, stayed with those who were teens then the same way the Sixties did with those who were teens then. :) While the views caused a lot of extremely heated conflict because they seemed opposite--20s urban, self-improvement, sophistication, individualism vs 60s rural, ecological, letting it all hang out communally they were both about optimism and gaining personal and civil rights that society opposed. The teens were the embodiment of the new way of thinking, the true believers. (That didn't make the past a golden age, although some might think their zero responsibility childhood was. The past was no more gentle, simple, or innocent than the present. It only seems so because of a lack of knowledge about it. If it had been that great there wouldn't have been revolutions to change it.) :) Other countries had their own cultural revolutions at different times from the US, of course. The French, Russian, and Chinese revolutions spring to mind.
Louise Belcher (12 days ago)
Huh.. what a coinky-dink. The video is 19 minutes and 20 seconds long and it's about the 1920's...
Liva (14 days ago)
"it always takes years for a single silhouette to go through" Unless there's something drastically changing in society, see the french revolution for example. Also "We can make female fashion comfortable at the same time" "better movement without a train" etc. a lot of the statements you state are very wrong, fashion is a response to what goes on in society, and the dresses worn before have not been "uncomfortable" there are no evidence supporting that women couldn't move around, look at anyone who sews an authentic dress and see if they feel uncomfortable. Also the "fashion can become art" have always kinda been a thing, but not art as in "art" but art as in "To send a message" I mean the reason people wore those very weird-looking dresses in the 18th century wasn't because to "empathize their big hips" but it was to look as artificial as possible, which was part of the line of thoughts at the time (look at the way they build buildings, constructed gardens etc.) I won't comment on the makeup, but I can mention quite a few places and times where it contradicts what you said. (It's only the start of the video I disagree with some things) The rest of the video is pretty good and I enjoyed it. (Besides a few tidbits about the corset big at the end but that's about it)
Karolina Żebrowska (12 days ago)
Yes, you’re absolutely right! I think when women have grown up in this sort of clothing they were perfectly capable of living in it comfortably and dealing with corsets, skirts and trains like it was nothing unusual. What I meant in the video was that comfort and range of movement were never a priority when designing women’s clothing, decoration/“richness”/aesthetics always came in first, and that’s something that changed during the First World War and right after that.
Liva (14 days ago)
​+Karolina Żebrowska I do see what you mean, and don't get me wrong, I do very much enjoy your videos and your point of view :) But correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't women always wear long dresses till like start-mid 20th century, long dresses as in just above the ankles at times, at least that's how I recall it. Sure they would often use belts to hold parts of the dress up, and I know what you mean when you hint at a corset being hard to work in, though it has to not be tightly laced ofc. (But since bras wasn't really a thing, most women would've grown up in corsets, so to speak) so I do imagine them feeling more comfortable, if the corset was well made that is, I know some people saying they forget they're wearing corsets, if it fits like a glove so to speak. But I mean, I do see what you mean, it's certainly an interesting topic! :>
Karolina Żebrowska (14 days ago)
well, even in the case of the French Revolution it took several years and was a gradual process of adapting the new silhouette. it didn’t go straight from the 1780s to the 1800s, 1790s were sort of a transitional era. when it comes to comfort it’s subjective of course, but there was a reason working women usually chose shorter and simpler styles and often abandoned corsets. I myself have been to a couple of re-enactments wearing costume and while most of the stuff is quite functional, the length and the volume does not help - and it’s quite a contrast to men’s clothing from the era which allowed to move freely and not worry about not having enough space. and of course there’s plenty of generalizations in the video, it’s just the tip of the iceberg really :) I’m kind of hoping anyone interested would dig more into the topic!
Crystal Saling (15 days ago)
Haha cats can be such assholes! You have a gorgeous cat btw. This video was very informative. Thank you for posting it!
Caroline Eaton (15 days ago)
My husband's cousin is having a 20's themed wedding in which people are required to dress thematically. Everyone is going to Grandma for fashion tips. Her own son asked if he could wear a newsboy cap, and that got her face red!! I don't think this was a good idea haha
Paperbag Princess (16 days ago)
All I could find when I looked up women of 1920s was information on flappers and thats not helpful so these were like a godsend. Thank you.
Paperbag Princess (16 days ago)
All I could find when I looked up women of 1920s was information on flappers and thats not helpful so these were like a godsend. Thank you.
Paperbag Princess (16 days ago)
Doing a production of hello dolly this weekend and was told I would be doing improv in the lobby before hand so I'm learning as much about the early 1900s as possible and some of your videos really helped so thank you!!!
love your dark beauty really attractive
Iahel Cathartes Aura (23 days ago)
Excellent! You are a true historian. 👍👏💖
Palace of Brilliance (24 days ago)
this is such funny intro/beginning!
Anna Weiss (24 days ago)
Did she get rid of her Etsy?
Silvermoonshadow (24 days ago)
Wh at (25 days ago)
Intro was hilarious 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Xqual (27 days ago)
My favourite thing from the 20s is the Great Gatsby quote where Nick says Myrtle "carried her weight sensuously" aka she was one thicc bih
mindy green (1 month ago)
They used green lip stick on film it came across better than other colors
LaurrrTube (1 month ago)
what's your career?
Florentine Ivory (1 month ago)
7:58 like that's the thing where I, 155cm tall, buy a "midi skirt" & it's floor length on me... women of course are all not the exact same height
marco zuaro (1 month ago)
Hey have you seen Babylon Berlin? As an ignorant barbarian I thought the dresses and everything looked very accurate, but then again, it's not like I can really tell. I'd love to hear your opinions on that
Soup Soup (1 month ago)
Karolina: *casually mentioning different styles of vintage dresses* Me, not understanding her at all: yeah, I understand
Jerome Mercury (1 month ago)
I got to try an actual dress, a replica of one from the 1920’s, it wasn’t fitted at all. It was like I’d put on a really nice looking bag.
Me (1 month ago)
Wtfff, 11:52. Shoes cost 5$!! That’s crazy (I know what inflation is, thanks)
Melody McCoy (1 month ago)
Is no one else going to appreciate that its a 1920s video and the length of it is 19:20
Supportive* William (1 month ago)
*sees video length* nice
zoey (1 month ago)
was the video being 19 minutes and 20 seconds long on purpose?
Abigail Almirón (1 month ago)
porque el titulo esta en español si no tiene subtítulos en español ?
Sophia Kennett (1 month ago)
20/10 for a hilarious intro lol
Mandy Green (1 month ago)
Omg! Love you, you are so fucking funny! That beginning had me rolling!
Calum Galbraith (1 month ago)
Wow I love that a video about 1920s fashion is 19:20 long😂😂😂
Ariel Pippin (1 month ago)
Omg that pin 😍😍
Malayonnaise (1 month ago)
what about FRINGE you mentioned it in the beginning but didn't dig deep into that. but like wonderful video anyways! i absolutely love dispelling fashion myths and would like to get into historical costuming.
Morgan Ashley (1 month ago)
I've been obsessed with your channel! Educational and fascinating.
Colette (1 month ago)
the video length is 19:20 lol
casually obsessed (1 month ago)
That pin is so dope
murdersilhouettes (1 month ago)
You're really great! I love watching your videos, and I can tell you are actually very passionate about fashion history and not just making content for likes. Thank you for your contributions to youtube!
patricia camilly (1 month ago)
Você poderia fazer um vídeo desse para cada época dentro do estilo Vintage 20,30,40,50,60 e 70 bjos, amei conhecer seu canal! Aqui no Brasil não é muito comum ter pessoas abordando esse tema que sinceramente, sou apaixonada.
Russian Empire Mapping (1 month ago)
The description tho...
A Witty Kuudere (1 month ago)
Earlier today, I was talking to one of my friends about a spirit day coming up at my school where you can wear any type of historical outfit and she said “I might just buy a black dress and go as someone from the 20s.” Cue a three minute long lecture (because class needed to start) about why that was incorrect. I’m on this video right now in order to send her the link. I eventually convinced her that it was a bad idea and she went back to her original plan of wearing an early Victorian hoop skirt with me and one of our other friends (although he isn’t wearing a hoop skirt cause he’s a guy, but we’re all dressing up as the same time period). I’ve had to give my dad the same lecture before too. My mom understands this because she used to do a lot of costuming and prop design for movies and studied historical fashion.
cloud y (1 month ago)
Go straight to the point 😰 Avoid anger 💞 The short haircut below ears was def a trend.
Sarah C (1 month ago)
where can i find your etsy?
Kaysey Marie (1 month ago)
1920s was the decade if the binder!
Vee Logation (1 month ago)
Have you seen Phryne Fisher's Murder Mysteries? A character in that has long wavy hair but wears it sort of tucked up or something so it looks like a curly bob.
karoline angeles (1 month ago)
amei linda ❤❤
Emily E (1 month ago)
Thank you so much that was super cool to learn.
Jessica Ayala (1 month ago)
I got invited to a “great gatsby” themed party this weekend and I’m filled with such existential dread. Do I dress accurately or concede defeat and just dress how they expect me to
Delta Philip (1 month ago)
Is she a time traveler?
Aysha Kimble (1 month ago)
That's one long face.
Andi Herrera (1 month ago)
The torsos look sooooo long.
NMNekoMancer (1 month ago)
I'm in a school play set in 1927 and this was really helpful. I'd say most of the costumes are accurate but I need to find new heels.
My great-grandmother was from the 20s, my grandmother was born in 1928. My great granny was so into the 20s that she couldn't accept women in the family having long hair! Love your vids, cause I love history!
Stormy Clements (1 month ago)
Thank you for the fantastic video! I hope that everyone celebrates the 1920s in the 2020s. I’m looking forward to seeing your other videos as a new subscriber.
Ram875 (1 month ago)
I really like 1920's clothing, so pretty in general, also, I like to dress like a potato, really tight clothes make me feel very uncomfortable.
ABreathOfFreshAir (1 month ago)
The video is 19 minutes 20 seconds long. Perfect
Hey It's Ghezie (1 month ago)
Whoaaa everything I knew was a lie 😱 Thank you for this!! It was comprehensive enough. Learned a lot!!
Ew Wat (1 month ago)
So, does that mean all those cutesy photos of women in the 20’s flashing their kneecaps were of somebody’s grandma getting freaky? oh my
Eliza Houston (1 month ago)
I would love to see you review an episode of "Ms. Fisher's Murder Mysteries." Melbourne, Australia in the 1920's. I'm curious to know how you feel about the costuming for the show.
Grace is gay (1 month ago)
*History class has left the chat*
Camila Sombra (1 month ago)
Best intro ever 😅😅😅😆😆😆
Corrie Jo (1 month ago)
The shoe prices! The most expensive are under $5 💖 I love the low heel
Sa archer (1 month ago)
Hi could you do a video on difference between 20s & 30s as never really know the difference. When I think of other decades it's clear difference but no idea about 30s. Thanks very much :-)
The Denisse (1 month ago)
I now have scientific fact to argue with my teacher who said i couldn't make a 50s styled line because they are basically the same as the 20s and everyones else is doing 20s and 30s
Hannah Not a Banana (1 month ago)
Olivia Gutierrez (1 month ago)
I used to buy the 1920’s stereotypes, but my grandma didn’t let me.
Grape Soda (1 month ago)
My art teacher had us study 1920s fashion, she would have us watch Some Like it Hot as well would the costumes they used be accurate?
mochi 1993 (1 month ago)
The video is 19:20 minutes long (・ิω・ิ)
Not my Name (1 month ago)
1920-1930 is a year of colour to me? I mostly think of retro, colourful was a thing? And of course, Coco Chanel, not really tho
Hunter Coulter (1 month ago)
Did anyone notice that the video is 19:20. Lol
Doan Vu (1 month ago)
What’s ur lip color?..
panic!atthedisco2856 1 (1 month ago)
My winter formal is great gatsby themed, what should I wear to it? I was thinking about what a 1920’s woman would have worn to an evening party. I only have a few modern style dresses but I was thinking I could base it off of real 1920’s fashion instead of wearing a little black dress and heels like everyone else. What does anyone think?
Jose Sandoval Lermont (1 month ago)
Am I the only one who noticed the video is 19:21 minutes long? Hahaha
Flor Janiis (1 month ago)
I love how she has that thing on her hair that i dont know how to call it in english oops... Does anyone have a link to attach here that teaches how to do it?
Lps Aquaverse (1 month ago)
I just started watching your videos and I am already in love ❤️😫
MtnNerd (1 month ago)
Were 1920s corsets more like girdles?
Helen D (1 month ago)
More or less.
Terri Judisch (1 month ago)
Please show more pictures please while you are talking.
I thought it was common knowledge that era parties were supposed to be caricatures of the era’s celebrities and iconic media. Like I’m not gonna go to an 80s themed party dressed as my mom. I’m gonna go dressed as a neon explosion.
boogerie (1 month ago)
Thanx so much! Very informative! Am researching Weimar Germany. Fun fact the photo at 7:20 is described in VOLUPTUOUS PANIC by Mel Gordon as being a mother/daughter pair of prostitutes in Berlin
Audrey the Unicorn (1 month ago)
tHe vIdEO iS ExAcTlY 19 mInutES anD 20 seConDs loNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pianolady19 (1 month ago)
LOL Noooooooooo! So many people butcher their '20s outfits. Nobody takes the time too look at old pictures from the 20s! They didn't wear mini dresses and stuff like that.
Jan Allen Munoz (2 months ago)
Rebecca Nelson (2 months ago)
Toastiannn (2 months ago)
my body type would work well with the 1920s lol
Kazually Keziah (2 months ago)
I love that the running time for this video is actually 19:20
your average meme (2 months ago)
the time length was 19:21 *1921*
Casper Sabotage (2 months ago)
Headbands on every single girl @ a 1920s party ....🙄🙄
Helen G. (2 months ago)
I love how this video is 19:20 minutes. Intended? Probably :)
Wye Vxndzz (2 months ago)
OMG the video is 19 minutes, 20 seconds long. Oh you kid!
Nachii Taborda (2 months ago)
The duration of the video is 19:20 The theme of the video is 1920
Melly Citrus (2 months ago)
Think about it, girls in summer wear like tank tops and booty shorts. In the 1920s that would literally be like wearing a 2 piece bikini to school
Patrícia Smolárová (2 months ago)
Living in 1920's was the best time for me

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