Fun fact: A part of me dies a little whenever I see someone dressed up as a Halloween flapper.
This ^ resembles how women dressed in the 20's only in the most remote ways. Some dresses had crazy fringe on them, but they were rare. One of the only examples that come to mind right now is this 1926 Chanel evening dress from the Kent State Museum. Is this the origin of the fringe monster with the fishnet tights?
Contemporary impressions of the flapper
Most flappers didn't dress much differently from anyone else. It was their behavior that set them apart. However, it can be hard to reconstruct what they really dressed like because even the public at the time was misinformed about it. Here is an excerpt from "A Flapper's Appeal to Parents" by Ellen Welles Page, which appeared in New Outlook in 1922:
"If one judges by appearances, I suppose I am a flapper. I am within the age limit. I wear bobbed hair, the