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1 Flappers AKA Hot Chicks BY: Alex Swords

2 Hairstyle Start During the 1920s, flapper hairstyles welcomed in a whole new era of short hair for women The independent women donned boyish cuts as part of their liberating style statement. These cuts worked with the higher hemlines of flapper dresses to physically take women one step closer to their male counterparts.

3 The Bob This cropped short style was shaped closely to the head, making for a more dramatically short cut than any women had previously worn. Flappers often wore their bobs straight and sleek unless they had naturally curly hair. Some flappers also added Marcel waves or finger waves. These lines of curved waves, which sit against the head, are those that most people think of when thoughts turn to a flapper's bob.

4 The Bob

5 Shingle The shingle bob, also called the graduated bob, was another variation of flapper hairstyles. The haircut is characterized by the way the hair is cut at the back of the neck. It is razor cut so it's very short and in a V-shape.

6 The Shingle

7 The Eton Many flappers wore cloche hats that were bell- shaped and fitted. The Eton hairstyle worked perfectly with the cloche. The cropped super- short style featured slicked-down blunt cut hair and was made popular by cabaret star Josephine Baker. The Eton cut was very boyish, which is why it was named after the famed English school for boys. It offered such a masculine touch that many of the petite women who chose to wear this cut were actually mistaken for boys.

8 The Eton

9 Flapper Origins During the early part of the twentieth century women in countries from Australia to Norway were gaining the right to vote, and more and more women were able to support themselves by working at jobs. In addition to women's new freedoms, by the 1920s there were automobiles to drive, films to see, and jazz music to dance to, and modern young women wanted to join in the fun. Young women were no longer content to spend hours binding themselves into burdensome layers of clothing or styling long masses of hair. The term flapper originated from this

10 Styles of the skirt over time From 1913 the hemline had begun to show a little ankle. Between 1916 and 1929 hemlines rose steadily, faltered then rose again. In 1918 skirt lengths were just below calf length. In 1919 skirt lengths were calf length. Between 1920 and 1924 skirts remained calf length with fluctuations of an inch or two according to garment style. Skirts were actually still rather long, but were designed to confuse.

11 Skirts in

12 Why be a Flapper? Had many right and were treated fairly Personal liberty and freedom were buzzword or slogan for flappers. Choice was not a privilege, but a “god given” right. Flappers were free to choose a career, their mate or mates, who they vote for, the make-up they wear, the clothes they wear, and their sexuality. They choose their own destiny Flappers like freedom and power

13 What is a Flapper exactly? The term "flapper", which became common slang in the 1920s, referred to a "new breed" of young women who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, and flaunted their disapproval for what was then considered "decent" behavior. The typical flapper was unafraid to wear cosmetics or to be seen smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages in public.

14 Some Flappers

15 Cartoon Flappers

16 Betty Boop August 9, 1930 (Betty first appeared) A hold over from the 1920's, Betty Boop is the perfect "flapper“ Betty does this best - she can flirt and tease but remain pure and innocent Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer Her popularity was drawn largely from adult audiences, and the cartoons, contained many sexual and psychological elements

17 Betty Boop

18 Hot Chicks

19 Male Flapper

20 Flapper’s (the Dolphin)


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