What Were the Styles of Cocktail Dresses During the 1920s?

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Newfound concepts of independence and a rejection of the Edwardian matronly ideal of respectable women brought about the new phenomenon of the “Drinking Woman” in the 1920s, who dared to enjoy cocktails in public settings. She appeared at exclusive cocktail soirees and clubs, and a short evening sheath replaced the cocktail dress … Read more