Today it’s time to take a short trip all throughout the fabulous 1910s. Think Titanic, World War I, Coco Chanel, large hats, the exotic opulence in the first half of the decade, versus the somber practicality of garments worn during War and you have the softer 1910s.
In this era, silhouettes became much more fluid, the corsets were left behind and the Gazette due Bon Ton was showing full skirts with hemlines above the ankle.
“Several attempts have been made to re-introduce the plain-length street dress and trailing evening-gown, but it seems as if it will be many years before we return them to favour, if, indeed, such a thing ever comes to pass. The popular skirt, at present, is a loosely pleated one, reaching to just above the ankles. Every-one of all ages wears a skirt which clears the top of her shoes, and such a length is so universally comfortable, youthful and graceful that it is likely to be a very long time before women give it up … The size of the waist, by the way, used to be a very important point. Nowadays it is absolutely of no consequence. The smartest women even appear as if they were corsetless, and the hips are left quite free.” – Everylady’s Journal, February 1918 –
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