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Hollywood is full of amazing mid-century fashion, humor, sorrow, and success. Personally, I enjoyed the journey. However, scrolling through some comments from the vintage/pin-up community, I noticed some backlash towards the mini-series that I do not necessarily agree with.
During the war, women’s roles changed like never before. Going into the 1920s, many were not-so-ready to let go of that newfound independence. With women outnumbering the male population after the war, they continued to stay in the workforce. More present in the public than ever before, the same pressure towards beauty lingered. However, with the evolution of women’s gender roles there was a great desire to redefine feminine expression. Dresses became thinner and looser, hair became shorter, and makeup became heavier.
Hello dear readers! I’m starting a new weekly series to help me build my creative writing skills. Every Friday, I will post a vignette or flash-fiction piece between 100-500 words in length inspired by a vintage-esque photo promt.