1930's FASHION TRENDS
1920's very loose, square, drop-waist, high knee-length hem and slightly “boyish” look fashion style replaced by soft feminine silhouette by the beginning of 1930. Form-fitting style with an accentuated natural high waist, fitted hips, longer mid-calf hemline and wide shoulders were often seen in this decade.
Women wore an awful lot of silk, fur and velvet, and looked up to very ladylike film stars. Day wear and evening wear in 1930s fashion were full of flounces and decoration.
Bias Cut : The main innovation in 1930s fashion was the bias cut. The fabric is cut on the diagonal (or bias), rather than parallel to the weave, creating a garment that drapes more elegantly than a straight-cut piece of cloth.
1930s dresses were darted around the bust and fitted around the hips, falling to a straight skirt that often had gentle flutes through the insertion of bias cut panels or pleats.
Sailor Pants & Beach Pyjamas : The double button “sailor” front was common along with wide legged trousers.
Backless Gown : Halter styles with plunging backs and long bias-cut were signature of 1930s evening wear.
Sport Suits : A “sports suit” was in no way designed to play sport in but was a set of tailored jacket, skirt and blouse for daily activities.
Fur Stole : In winter, a full or half-length 1920s fur shawl continue to kept the arms warm while traveling in cold cars. Fur stoles were also popular over evening gowns. Smaller fur stoles and fur shrugs topped lighter scarf coats or were worn over heavy wool cape and coats.
Cloche Hats : Cloche hats are close-fitting, helmet-shaped hats that hugged the skull. They had deep rounded crowns with no brim or just a small curve at the edge. The ’20s cloche and the beret lingered on from the previous decade. The cloche evolved into the “slouch” hat, still worn low on the face but with much more of a brim, worn turned up on the forehead.