Bobbed hair and flapper dresses epitomize the “Roaring Twenties.” Around the country, women cut their tresses for bobbed cuts while discarding their corsets and conservative clothing for loose, boxy dresses with dropped waistlines. These trends were so popular that, on February 27, 1925, Coral Gables in Florida decided to hold a beauty contest. The women were judged on one main factor – their hair. “Miss Bobbed-Hair” embodied the “Roaring Twenties” with her short, cropped hair and modern approach to femininity.
Odd Contests: Miss Bobbed-Hair, 1925
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