(1930s fashion show via Wearing History) The 1930s were a time of economic hardship for the majority of North Americans.

The Great Depression vastly influenced the fashion industry, in that most families were unable to spend much money on clothing beyond the necessities.

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The 1920s brought many changes for young women in the United States.

As in the play "Thoroughly Modern Millie", millions of young women left the safety and security of rural, small-town life and went to live an independent life in the big city.

And then I turn to new words that refer to the changing relationship between men and women at this time.

As discussed in the book Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers: A decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century (Ostler) there were a number of new terms for women in the 1920s, which reflected the news ways in which they were being viewed by others in society.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a garment for a costume theme party or the perfect piece to add to your vintage collection, it is very beneficial to have some knowledge of how to figure out approximately when an article of clothing was made.

To help you with the basics of dating vintage clothing, we’ve decided to start a series of installments on the topic, beginning with the 1930s and spanning to the 1980s.

In 1938, Parade magazine published this illustrated dating advice piece in hopes of helping single women everywhere ace their next date. "In 1938, Parade magazine published this illustrated dating advice piece in hopes of helping single women everywhere ace their next date. "Don't talk about clothes or try to describe your new gown to a man.

And while some of the tips are dead on, click through for the most sexist, infuriating and hilarious dating suggestions on the Internet. And while some of the tips are dead on, click through for the most sexist, infuriating and hilarious dating suggestions on the Internet. Please and flatter your date by talking about things he wants to talk about."...

The cap seen below was quite popular for the working man.