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Flapper is a term used to denote this new group of women that emerged in the 1920s. The flapper culture signified women who wore short skirts and their tresses in bob haircuts. It also denoted women who did not bat an eyelid, while smoking or drinking, which was considered inappropriate for ladies. Such women thus, had a rather bold and impetuous attitude that was characteristic in many ways in terms of their behavior and sense of dressing. These flappers were therefore, completely liberated in their outlook towards life and were rather defiant in nature.
Flapper dresses became very popular as a 1920s clothing item. These were like a trademark feature of the flapper culture. Flapper dresses were based on a straight silhouette and were loose overall. These were often sleeveless and went down towards the hips. Worn with silk stockings and 2-inch high heels, these dresses soon found their way into the closets of many young flappers. These flapper dresses were extremely fashionable and could be worn for special occasions. The waistline of such dresses was at the hips and the hemline ranged from the calf to the knee. Flapper dresses were not exactly feminine in their overall look. The silhouettes were simple and since women wore their hair short, the look was often a little manly.
The first appearance of the word and image in the United States came from the popular 1920 Frances Marion film, The Flapper, starring Olive Thomas. Thomas starred in a similar role in 1917, though it was not until The Flapper that the term was used. In her final movies, she was seen as the flapper image. Other actresses, such as Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Colleen Moore and Joan Crawford would soon build their careers on the same image, achieving great popularity.