The 1920′s was a decade of excess and a new found freedom from the constraints of the Edwardian Age.
Women’s fashion had begun to turn away from restrictive tight garments and the upper classes reveled in dancing the night away in loose shift frocks and fringed flapper dresses. Everyone was dancing the Charleston and needed to be able to move around the floor separate from their partners.
Sequins, feathers and jeweled headpieces were common. Men moved away from black suits with stiff collars to a more casual look with ivory and cream linen suits.