The Flapper – 1920s
The Flapper style became highly popular in the 1920s, and it was a huge shift from that Gibson Girl image. These ladies had short hairdos and wore loose dresses that hid the waistline. Plus, they liked to accessorize. The 19th Amendment was ratified during this period, so women were allowed to vote!
Margaret Gorman became crowned as Miss America in 1921. At the time, people thought she had the ideal body type for women, which was lean, long, and slightly boyish. That was a complete shift from the hourglass figure of the 1910s.