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Evening Dresses In The 1930s
The 1930s were a crucial decade in the history of the world, where at one end were the horrifying events of the World War I which were still fresh in the memory of the citizens of countries all over the world and at other end were the impeding advances of yet another devastating World War II.
Poised at this strategic movement in world history people in this time had just a few years to enjoy and laugh before the war caught on with them. Also the last war had made them realize the importance of life and laughter. Not only was the average citizen in the United States spending more but was indulging in acquisition of luxury goods.
Women In 1930s
Women in these times had faced a lot, not only had they seen their fathers, brother, sons and husbands die in the last war but themselves had suffered a lot. They no longer wanted to be bogged down by conventionalities of the older society, they wanted to enjoy the company and attention of the men till it lasted.
Women were crossing all boundaries and coming out in most stupefying costumes and gowns for their evening dances with their lovers. Rationing which had been a feature of the last war was totally forgotten under the bright, vibrant and beautiful evening dresses these women were supporting.
Dresses were not only very colourful but also light in wearing. They were shorter in length than the decade earlier. Most of these dresses were of simple cuts having straight shapes which emphasised the legs rather than chest. Upper tops of gowns were designed in a fashion which created flat chested effect on the wearer. These dresses were worn for evening soirees or high teas and had amazing combinations in terms of texture, colour, fabric and patterns.
They employed the use of beads which had shining colours, intricate embroidery and varied colored feathers as part of embellishments on them. Women wore coats which used velvet as the fabric and had the lining of rhinestone which gave these coats a rich chic appearance. Coats for women were made of velvet which not only had a rich colour but also has a rhinestone lining. These coats were found to have a length which did not extend beyond the knee.
These evening dresses were sometimes very simple and were adorned with a simple bow or by means of layering of various coloured fabrics to add to the rich look of the costumes. Evening dresses were worn to the innumerable dances that this period suddenly saw a rise of. These dresses were intricately designed and were elegant in appearance.
Together with the exotic hairstyles supported by the women of this era they were a statement in fashion and style. Also these dresses were very aptly matched with the footwear worn by the women. Usually contrasting shoes were a trend but any shoe which was designed elegantly and adorned was popular with women.These dresses have gone down in fashion history as classics.