Styles and Trends

The 1920's


The 1920's was the decade that marked the beginning of the modern music era. The recording of music had just began to start and people across the country wanted to listen. In the early 1920's the old recording way was replaced with a new electrical way. The new electrical way made the recording process way easier and sound way clearer. Then the radio came out and millions of Americans across the country where enjoying music in the comfortable of there own homes. Jazz was the most popular type of music at this time.


There where two main iconic fashions from the 1920's and one is the cloche hat and the flapper dress. The cloche hat evolved from the wider brimmed hats from the past era. One other style from that era is girls would cut there hair shorter to fit it under there hats. The flapper dress and the cloche hat where usually worn together. Many people think that the flapper dress and cloche hat really embodied the whole era. Men began to where cuffed trousers with 2 toned white and tan or black shoes.
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The radio came out in the early 20th century and was a great source of entertainment at that time. Sales of radios went from 6 million in 1922 to 426 million by 1929. The radio was full of entertainment such as music and shows such as comedy's and dramas. Radio brought people together across the country by bringing news and advertisements to over 10,000,000 house holds across america. Phonograph was on its rise as well, in 1920 the record player hit america full force. Sales going from under 100,000 to over 5,000,000 in just 5 years. The most popular music played was jazz closely followed by the blues. F. Scott Fitzgerald called the 1920's the golden age of jazz.