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The boyish look of the 1920s evolved into a softer, more natural look in the 1930s.

Natural waistlines and curves were en vogue, but the long, slim look of the 1920s persisted. Clothing was softly shaped, with easy, graceful lines.

1930s Long, Slim Look

1930s Long, Slim Look: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Erwin, History of 20th Century Fashion, 1992

1930s Long, Slim Look

1930s Long, Slim Look: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Erwin

1930s Long, Slim Look 1930s Long, Slim Look

1930s Long, Slim Look: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Erwin. Image courtesy of Glamour.

Sleeveless blouses or very short sleeves became quite popular for more casual looks.

1930s Short Sleeves 1930s Short Sleeves

1930s Short Sleeves: Image courtesy of Glamour. Image courtesy of Simplicity Printed Patterns.

Tailored suits also featured the long, slim, naturally curved look.

1930s Tailored Suits 1930s Tailored Suits

1930s Tailored Suits: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Erwin

1930s Tailored Suits

1930s Tailored Suits: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Erwin

By the end of the 1930s, skirts were slightly fuller and shorter, and the shoulders become slightly padded, ushering the looks of the 1940s.

1938 Women's Fashions 1938 Women's Fashions

1938 Women's Fashions: Image courtesy of Simplicity Printed Patterns. Image courtesy of McCall's.

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