2Rich & exotic opulence in first half of decade - Orientalism Practicality of garments during WWI – 1914 – 1918Changes made because of necessity over fashionPeriods of upheaval are often a catalyst for profound social change, which in turn is a catalyst for dramatic change in fashion.
6Silhouette Rectangular - Tunic over a long underskirt - Empire waist early – loosened and gradually dropped to natural waist- Tunics gradually became longer and underskirts were made fuller and shorter– calf-length dresses over ankle length underskirt
12Hobble Skirt Mimicked the Harem skirts of middle east 1914 Widest at hips – narrow at ankle
13The Great War WWI 1914 – 1918 Women went to work – factories Independence increased – levels of activity and desire for practical shoesClothing more utilitarian – tailored, mannish appearanceHemlines inched up – dropped underskirts – above ankles – material shortagesDarker Colors – Mourning – Monochrome look
14Hats/Hair Styles Large hats with wide brims early Small hats with flat brims – endBobbed haircut
15Men Unchanged Styles Sack Suit Pants with cuff/with front/back creases Tuxedo jacketTies same
16Children Boys – suits with trousers Girls – less “adult” - shorter skirts- Material Rationing