Culture in the 1920s
History Period 2
It is said that girls "parked" their corsets when they were to go dancing. The new, energetic dances of the Jazz Age, required women to be able to move freely, something the "ironsides" didn't allow. Replacing the pantaloons and corsets were underwear called "step-ins."
The Flappers also went out without a man to look after them, went to all-night parties, drove motor cars, smoked in public and held men’s hands without wearing gloves. Mothers formed the Anti-Flirt League to protest against the acts of their daughters. But after the horror of the The First World War, the younger generation mistrusted the older generation and "did their own thing". The President of Florida University even said the low cut gowns and short skirts "are born of the devil they are carrying the present generation to destruction".