Dating in 1920s
They found themselves expected to settle down into the humdrum routine of American life as if nothing had happened, to accept the moral dicta of elders who seemed to them still to be living in a Pollyanna land of rosy ideals which the war had killed for them.They couldn't do it, and they very disrespectfully said so.The term "flapper" first appeared in Great Britain after World War I. S., half reflecting and half creating the image and style of the flapper.It was used to describe young girls, still somewhat awkward in movement who had not yet entered womanhood. Fitzgerald described the ideal flapper as "lovely, expensive, and about nineteen." has always been a giddy, attractive and slightly unconventional young thing who, in [H.
Unfortunately, settling down in peacetime proved more difficult than expected.
This look, called "garconne" ("little boy"), was popularized by Coco Chanel.
The skirt comes just an inch below her knees, overlapping by a faint fraction her rolled and twisted stockings.
She withdrew a fag from the package, tapped it on the back of her left hand, inserted it between her lips, reached over and took my lighted cigarette from my mouth, lit her own cigarette and blew airy rings toward the ceiling.
My wife nearly fell out of her chair, and I might have fallen out of mine if I hadn't been momentarily stunned." Smoking wasn't the most outrageous of the flapper's rebellious actions. At a time when the United States had outlawed alcohol (Prohibition), young women were starting the habit early.
The idea is that when she walks in a bit of a breeze, you shall now and then observe the knee (which is The Gibson Girl, who prided herself on her long, beautiful, lush hair, was shocked when the flapper cut her's off.