The 1910's - Fashion in Flux

posted Apr 28, 2016 by Kathy Pinna
Tags: Fashion, 1910s
Hems above the ankle... soft and fluid lines... Orientalism... harem pants and turbans... kimonos... hobble skirts... corsets to support, not constrict... lampshade tunics... the beginning of Chanel. What crazy decade in fashion was this? The 1910's!

1917 Cleopatra

While this is movie star Theda Bera's costume, it shows all the influences of 1910's fashion

High fashion, 1919

High fashion evening dress in 1919. Just lovely.

1916 "Marching Costume"

This 1916 suffragette wouldn't wear a hobble skirt - she wore pants under a skirt (scandalous!) so she could freely march for women's rights.

Vogue cover, 1917

This is Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, great-aunt of Anderson Cooper, on the cover of Vogue.

1918 flowing dress

This dress follows more closely the lines of a woman's figure, a feature of late 1910's dresses.

Bathing fashion 1918

Mack Sennet's "Bathing Beauties" in 1918 "skimpy" bathing suit fashion!

Sunday drive, 1911

What can we say? They're just what we think of when we think of the 1910's.

1910

This skirt and blouse still show the influence of the 1900's.

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