By: Justin Cole & Bryce Moore
1930's Fashion Was a Defining Moment in U.S. History.
Men and Women's Fashion
Women's fashion in the 1930's was more conservative than that of the 1920's. Another difference in fashion in the 1930's from that of the decade before was a return to a more feminine look for ladies. Women's curves were no longer being de-emphasized, skirts became longer, and clothes returned to being near the natural waistline. The 1930's was also the introduction of bra cup sizing.
New synthetic materials became increasingly used for the manufacture of fabrics. Rayon, wool, silk, and cotton were common materials for women's fashion in the 1930's. In addition, by the end of the decade, nylon would be introduced as a replacement for silk. Dresses were bias-cut to emphasize feminine curves.
Men wore full three pieced suits for formal occasions. Similar to present time, jackets had broader shoulders and a more masculine looking pattern than in earlier years. Daily wear included a sweater vest and trousers.