While being a “flapper” was in many ways an attitude – a new liberalism – the cost of being a well-dressed flapper didn’t come cheap. This article from 1926 claims a person could furnish a three-bedroom flat for the same cost of buying the accompanying outfit, modelled by quintessential flapper girl Clara Bow.
Read over the piece and you’ll see that the appeal of quality garments that are sophisticated in their minimalism (“simplicity is one of the most expensive effects a designer can achieve,” says the article) hasn’t changed. The price tag, however, has.
In 1926 Clara Bow’s outfit cost $346.50. So what does that equate to now? And what would it cost to be a “well-dressed flapper” today?
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