The 1920's marked an era of excitement, freedom, and American pride. Following the WWI victory, Americans enjoyed parties and innovations that redefined America apart from the rest of the world. This is expressed in their fashion as dresses were straighter, looser, slender, and had shortened hemlines. Women were no longer restricted by their clothing but allowed to more freely express themselves, just as Americans as a country, were able to make their mark as a world superpower.
Similar to the 1920's, the 1930's kept the fitted shape to dresses. However, this decade introduced a looser skirt, which was highly influenced by the trends of Hollywood. This new style created a softer, feminine shape that highlighted a women's body.