Over the course of the 20th century, fashion trends have evolved more rapidly than ever before in reflection and connection to the empowerment of women. "Across the decades” was the main approach for this focus group. Asking a compilation of questions to six participants; women possibly even men in distinct decades of life: people in 90’s, 80’s, 70’s, 60’s, 50’s, 40’s, and 30’s. Questions were made to be answered specifically from their experiences and knowledge over the years; what they saw happening and how our culture was changing in reflection to the uplifting of women in society. The findings from participant’s responses will be examined and used as insight on the topic at hand.
Fashion trends throughout the 20th century were ever changing due to the major events that took place. With these hasty changes, society had to adapt. Along with the adaptation of these events in history came the women’s movement that started the creation and strong connection to women empowerment.
Certain events in 20th century history have linked to women’s growth in general; more particularly the workforce. Along with these certain events, clothing had to be modified and changed. The women's movement was really about economics and survival, the by-product was women being empowered. With this new sense of rising up to their male counterparts, women’s clothing resembled that power and professionalism.
The information gathered was based upon the participants experience and knowledge. What is seen as acceptable now wouldn’t have been years ago. The way women dress tends to lead to the way they are perceived in everyday life as well as the workforce.
The researcher conducted a thirty-five question focus group. Some of the questions being research based investigated by Cazenovia College’s library databases; while the remainder of the questions were based upon participants personal experience and knowledge of the topic. The...