Women dating in the 1920s


When the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act took effect, speakeasies and underground clubs developed into exciting settings for rebellion.

During the Prohibition Era, a new spending power and the acceptable arenas for male-female interaction created more venues for women to influence and explore their power.

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Advertising companies targeted women’s pocket money by creating fashion and department store catalogs in conjunction with women’s magazines.

Women grew more daring with makeup, and the cosmetics industry boomed.

A gradual evolution in 1920s women’s fashion created less restrictive and customizable clothing.

Women wanted moveable fabric with a dropped waistline and a squared body.

Parents, teachers and clergy all panicked at what they saw as a sudden degeneration of morals, though it was mostly not new, just more visible.