1930s dating rules
New fabrics were popping up all over the place, like metallic lame that was very popular at night and made to shimmer even more by adding plastic sequins and glass beads.Skirts were frequently much longer in the back rather than the front.) Max Factor, who started his career selling cosmetics to the studios, became the biggest name in makeup for the everyday woman all across the western world, surpassing the previous dominance of the Coty brand.The most popular complexion of the late 1930s was a natural pinkish ivory or a lighter white wax-like appearance; this giving birth to the look of a “doll”.Wealthy women hadn’t the need to wear practical “day” clothes, although styles had been designated for day and night.Now that most women had more productive and busier lives, (much like running out to auditions and rehearsals!“Then, if you are not a happy woman, your husband at least will be comfortable.” Debra Chatfield, spokesman for the British Newspaper Archives, said: “These outrageous advice columns seem funny to us now, but at the time such advice was taken quite seriously by those who read them.
Blushes in light pinks were used as well, but many women preferred not to wear any to retain this aspired “waxed” look.“Do keep abreast of the days news, new books and new ideas so that you can hold your husband’s intellectual attention,” she adds.Other words of wisdom include: “Don’t answer back; don’t spend money on yourself, don’t do anything he doesn’t want you to do.In fact if there is one distinct difference between the 1920s and 1930s face – it is the simple lack of rouge that these women had!(Really makes the word “Doll” stick out for this time period, doesn’t it!? Men’s suits were designed to inspire the appearance of a large upper body.