It has been a thought that the hem line of a woman’s dress had to do with the stock market. If it they are high, so was the stock market. If low then the stock market may take a plunge. As I sit here thinking about how that has proven to be true over the years, I wonder if it still is.
Here is a shot of some of the spring of 2010 fashion. Can we tell? I am not sure. Take a look and decide.
Sure they are short but not as short as we have seen them. The red dress may be the one that says the most with the cute hemline that goes up and down.
In 1929 right before the stock market crashed, women we wearing dresses just above the knee. After the crash, the hemlines fell. The women of the twenties were daring. Hems had been very low before that age. In this photo we can see the flapper as the women were called because they smoked cigarettes, cut their hair into bobs, listened to jazz music, danced in clubs and voted. I would imagine those women felt very liberated. They had not be voting very long.
However, after the crash of 1929 people saw hemlines going back down. Was it because of the crash? This has always puzzled me.
Are these the same women who wore the short dresses who cut their hair? The flapper? What happened? Did they mature? Maybe.
In the sixties when the market rose, hemlines were off the chart high. They were shorter than ever in American history.