McCall's August 1925 C20th Fashion History Magazine Part 2
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Part 2- McCall's Magazine August 1925 - Fashion History Images
Salon and home dressmaking or tailoring was big
business in the 1920s. Pattern companies like McCall's produced
the latest fashion styles often designed by Paris fashion house designers. Famous
fashion designers like Lanvin, Doucet and Chanel all supplied cutting edge
patterns drafts specifically designed for both home and experienced professional
McCall's Pattern Images - August 1925 Part 2
Fashion was soon for everyone as people visited the movies and
saw films with the latest fashion looks of the day. Transfixed by the new
and the novel in fashion, women immediately wanted those very same fashion styles, hair and
make up looks.
They believed that if they could look like the twenties
movie goddesses, they too might capture some of the same glamour and be
swept away by a screen idol of their very own. New dresses which they
often created themselves were the answer.
This was achievable because the
styles were straight and simple in line and very easy to make at home and still
achieve a good standard.
off these double images enlarge to fill an A4 size sheet.
It may be worth me
pointing out again that these dresses and wrap coats are still not truly short.
You can read about
By 1926 skirts were at their shortest in the Twenties decade
and this fashion showed the knee until 1928. The whole leg as far as the kneecap was
revealed and this is why we connect so well with fashions of the 1920s today.
Never before had so much leg been revealed. By
1929 uneven hems and asymmetric skirt hemlines again helped
the transition to longer skirts. Longer sheer overskirts and semi sheer top
skirts were worn over shorter linings.
By 1930 the hemline was several inches
below the knee.
This great mix of representative images of the mid
1920s were kindly provided by Cynthia McCracken of
sells vintage paper ephemera and magazine adverts. I have extracted most of them into
their own pages on white clutter free backgrounds so you can clearly see
the lines of each fashion style for your own purposes. Original
images such as these look wonderful when framed and used as part of a
room scheme theme.
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