What did real flappers wear? – White Flapper Dress

What were the standards for clothing? What were flappers and their attitudes toward these standards?

Flappers used to make clothes from cotton, linen, and silk! They were really quite clever, and it’s just as well that they were. Cotton and linen, for one thing, make wonderful dresses. They are also quite good at holding up the flapper’s head, and in those days these women went with hats that would allow their eyes to poke out of the crown of the hat; you could see all the way down through the crown. There are a lot of photographs of them wearing hats, but there are not very many photographs of them wearing a dress.

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The dress used to be a sort of tight, pleated thing and came down as much as possible. This is a photo of one of the famous ladies, Anna Glynn, at the time. She was married to the famous poet and actor Sir Nicholas Nickleby, which must have been a happy marriage, right?

When the flapper dresses finally went out of fashion, they were replaced by one-button dresses and then by pleated dresses that were more or less the same thing.

In the 1930s, when the dress and the hat started wearing out, flapper style was out the window. But there were still a number of flappers left in the 1940s and 1950s. They were still trying all sorts of new things. They were still making pretty dresses. They still wanted to be flappers.

You can’t believe how many of these pictures you could find online. Many of them are still going up today. I think there’s an interesting story behind each. And just as interesting are these pictures of what they would have looked like and worn.

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All of the data in this article comes from the NFL Playbook. A few important notes:

Numbers are through Week 3 of the 2015 season.

There’s a small sample size, but as long as you’re comparing a player to the entire roster, these numbers should be helpful.

I’ve listed total snaps and snaps per game.

The number of plays a player has lined up in the slot isn’t included because the slot has been a strength of many teams this year.

The numbers are for both teams and include two games in 2015 alone.

A number is used for each

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