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A smart observer of the passing scene typed these words about the social revolution that he had been witnessing for the past six years:

"Some time ago in these pages I expressed the opinion that, so far from it being likely that the future we would see all women wearing trousers, it was much more probable that it would see all men wearing skirts...It is not many years since hockey-skirts reaching below the knees, with voluminous and ugly bloomers as a second line of defense, were regarded as a little risky...I say again that [today's fashion] is a phenomenon which the social historian appears to be passing over. We do not realize that a tradition of centuries has within a decade been stood its head..."

Click here to read about the fashion coup of 1922.

     


The Revolution in 1920s Fashion (Saturday Review of Literature, 1925)

The Revolution in 1920s Fashion (Saturday Review of Literature, 1925)

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