21 September 2010

Origin of the term "flapper"

“A young worker mends army uniforms in America. Her sailor suit-style is typical of childrenswear at the time. Boys would have worn a similar top, but with trousers. The bows which girls wore in their hair became known as ‘flappers’ because of the way they fell onto the head. The name would stick with this generation, as they grew up in the Twenties.”
Scanned and quoted from the book “Decades of Fashion” by Harriet Worsley.  Posted at Beautiful Century, via Edwardian Era.

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