One genre piece Natalie and I chose to do is a fashion magazine because we are both simply interested in fashion. The 1920s is particularly a time of great changes in the fashion world of woman with the introduction of new styles, designers, and perspectives. This is mainly due to the independence that the woman had gained. On August 18, 1920, women obtained the right to vote. With this new feeling of power, hemlines became shorter and waistlines became looser. As the focus  shifted from the war to social life, fashion became a main focus of the majority of woman during the time, which is evident in The Great Gatsby. Much of the novel was devoted to describing the glamorous styles of the party guests and their great concern for their appearance.  Nick says at New York after Myrtle's outfit change that, "with the influence of the dress her personality had also undergone a change (30)," which shows the significance of the fashion of each character. The color and style of their outfits were used to express characteristics of different characters. The growing independence is also evident throughout the novel. Nick describes women at Gatsby's party, "...dancing individualistically (46)."  Through this magazine, we hope to successfully make a connection between the descriptions in The Great Gatsby and the fashion of the 1920s. We will give insight on some of the symbolism in the novel as well as history on women's fashion during the rolling 20s.

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