In this context, the flapper dress is an abbreviation for a Victorian dress that was “stitch-in” to a corset or hoop skirt.
A short version of an early picture of the flapper dress (c.1840):
An early picture of the flapper dress, showing a woman who would have been considered to be a modern flapper, c.1840:
It’s also worth noting that flapper dress was very common by 1900. During the 1920s and 30s this style was seen more often, while during the 30s and 40s, the flapper dress was more of a novelty.
In any case, a flapper dress is often identified in photographs as a Victorian dress. I recommend you look at them closely to get a sense of how they came about, as the earliest known photographs are from this time period, the latter part of the 19th century.
Some say it’s only the 1890s that they’re known that way. But when I look at photographs of the flapper look of the early 20th century (in particular, photos of the Flapper Dance) I’m not able to find many instances where dresses could be characterized as Victorian. Most of the time, if a dress is described as Victorian, it means the style is from the late 19th and early 20th century.
So the early 1900s weren’t that popular, either. Many women started wearing their flapper dress during the 1920s and 1930s. In many cases the dress is seen in photos from this time period (which don’t exactly show it as popular), but the style was still relatively new to people by this time.
When was The Flapper Dance invented?
By the 1950s, the style was well established (though the name changed a bit over time). In the 60s it was called The Flappy Dancer. It was popularized by a woman named Betty Carter, in a TV show hosted by Barbara Walters.
Carter, who was an actress, had a show called “The Betty Carter Show.” The show became famous for its focus on women’s entertainment and how women could make it in their chosen professions.
In the mid-1960s (before The Betty Carter Show) Betty Carter began promoting the flapper dress. She wanted to create an entertainment industry where it was acceptable to show women flaunting their sexuality. She also wanted to create an environment where women could express themselves in the opposite
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