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The 1920s and 1930s
  • Format
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 X 10-1/2
  • ISBN-10: 160413383X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-383-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 391
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 64


The time between the wars, the 1920 and 1930s, differed from each other in almost every respect. “The Roaring ’20s” ushered in a period of optimism and frivolity, complete with daring fashions for women that broke from the Victorian standard of dress. With the stock market crash of 1929, the 1930s were markedly more subdued. As the United States struggled through the Great Depression, the somber tones were reflected in people’s everyday wear, though cinematic stars still wore dazzling outfits. The 1920s and 1930s details how men and women dressed during the periods between World War I and World War II, giving ample examples of the style of costumes and fashions popular at the time.

Chapters include:

  • New Clothes for a New Age
  • Gentlemen and Gangsters
  • 1920s Casual and Day Wear
  • 1930s Women's Wear
  • 1930s Men's Wear
  • The Golden Age of Glamour
  • 1930s Day Wear, Sportswear, and Children's Wear
  • Accessories.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Anne McEvoy was born near Manchester, England and educated at Queen Mary College, University of London. She worked in publishing for several years, specializing in theater and the performing arts, before becoming a full-time writer and editor. She works mainly in the areas of theater, dance, fashion and design, and is the author of Fashions of a Decade: The 1990s and The American West in the Costume and Fashion Source Books set, all for Chelsea House. She lives in London and Edinburgh.

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