One of the only female Hollywood directors in the s was Dorothy Arzner, who made Katharine Hepburn's second film, giving the actress her first starring role in Christopher Strong , a tale of a daring female aviator who fell in love with a married British statesman. Other s fashions such as chunky jewelry, hoop earrings , smoky eye make-up, hairspray, Alice bands ,  and brightly painted nails remained common. More formal styles intended for the workplace or special occasions such as a cocktail party included silk blouses in neutral colors or animal prints,  tailored pantsuits and skirt suits inspired by the s,  collarless coats,  and the little black dress , with or without subtle embroidery. This included pencil skirts , cardigans , girdles , petticoats , satin or lace Wonderbra lingerie, and fitted suits. See also this site's extensive, illustrated compilation: The film featured an infamous debauchery scene - a masquerade costume ball aboard a zeppelin dirigible above New York harbor. However victimized, they would often become heroines by sacrificing themselves for their children. Young women in the UK and America wore tailored skirt and trouser suits, short skirts and dresses , baby doll dresses, animal prints, hot pants ,  slim pants , bright colors even in colder months , long and short skirts , and high heels.
British, Asian and American designers also incorporated ethnic chic fabrics, such as khadi , paisley , silk or Indonesian Batik  into Western-inspired clothing patterns such as shirts and blouses featuring traditional embroidery. Definitive Examples Maternal melodramas featured plots with sacrificial, selfless mother-loving figures who suffered hardships. Margaret Sullavan starred in her first role as an unwed mother with an unknowing father in Only Yesterday They were a popular tearjerker or 'soaper' sub-genre requiring multiple hankies to make it to the emotional finales. Melodramatic Tales of Fallen and Liberated Women: In part because they contained few strong male characters and matinee idols suitable for swooning, they were films created for the female segment of the audience. Tragically-realistic films were a big part of the silent film era - the silents naturally lent themselves to melodrama. See also this site's extensive, illustrated compilation: Melodramas were the prime form of dramas until they were overtaken by straight-forward, realistic dramatic forms in the 50s and afterwards, although they continue to occasionally appear into the present. It was not uncommon to see mothers dressed right along with their daughters in white slouch socks worn over black leggings or sweatpants especially heather grey color , an oversized T-shirt, sweater or sweatshirt worn over a turtleneck, and Keds , Converse All Stars, or unisex aerobic, basketball or Nike Air or gold Reebok hi-top running shoes. Often, film studies criticism used the term 'melodrama' pejoratively to connote an unrealistic, pathos-filled, campy tale of romance or domestic situations with stereotypical characters often including a central female character that would directly appeal to feminine audiences. Denim's popularity was at an all-time high in Europe, with designer denim jackets and matching jeans rocketing in prices. More formal styles intended for the workplace or special occasions such as a cocktail party included silk blouses in neutral colors or animal prints,  tailored pantsuits and skirt suits inspired by the s,  collarless coats,  and the little black dress , with or without subtle embroidery. This type of clothing was worn not only by the immigrant Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian diaspora in Britain, but also by many non-Indian women. The melodramatic format allows the character s to work through their difficulties or surmount the problems with resolute endurance, sacrificial acts, and steadfast bravery. Melodrama, a combination of drama and melos music , literally means "play with music. Female audiences would be attracted to plot lines that included doomed love affairs, infidelity, unrequited love, various family crises, or marital separation. In America, popular accessories included court shoes , cowboy boots , headscarves , slouch socks , Keds , ballet flats, and the penny loafers or boat shoes associated with the preppy look. Fannie Hurst's best-selling, tear-jerking novel of an ill-fated romance and sacrificial love was remade numerous times: They consisted of a regular suit top and jacket and dress shorts with tights underneath worn with ballet flats. For younger American, Australian and Latina women, grunge fashion consisted of flannel shirts, ripped jeans, mom jeans , Doc Martens , combat boots, band t-shirts , oversized knit sweaters , long and droopy skirts, ripped tights, Birkenstocks , hiking boots,    and eco-friendly clothing made from recycled textiles or fair trade organic cotton. MGM's Grand Hotel starred both a financially-struggling, on the make stenographer Crawford and a tragically-radiant Garbo with Berlin's Grand Hotel as the backdrop for its anthology portmanteau film of intersecting lives of different characters. Victims, couples, virtuous and heroic characters or suffering protagonists usually heroines in melodramas are presented with tremendous social pressures, threats, repression, fears, improbable events or difficulties with friends, community, work, lovers, or family. A common outfit was to wear a skirt, dress shorts, babydoll or minidress with black opaque tights , white athletic socks , and white Keds athletic sneakers. Leggings and exercise-wear[ edit ] From on, sports bras , hoodies , Leotards worn as tops with jeans, a sweatshirt especially Champion brand over a turtleneck with jeans rolled up to show off their slouch socks were popular with young girls, teens, college girls, and young women in the UK, Europe and America.
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