The 1920s were renowned for high glamor and sharp dressing. As the first world war came to an end, and people experienced freedom and a return to normal life, women’s fashion became more extravagant and daring. Evening wear ruled in the style stakes; the more glamorous the outfit, the better. Accessories were a big part of completing an outfit in the 1920s, with feathers, beads, and pearls adorning almost every item.
Trousers were starting to emerge as a casual-wear option for women, but were not considered acceptable until some time later. People were still making clothes at home, but fabrics were becoming more accessible, and imitation silk — the now wildly popular rayon — was invented in this innovative decade.