The lighthearted, forward-looking attitude and fashions of the 1920s gradually came to halt. The trend continued for most of 1930, but by the end of that year when the effects of the Great Depression began to affect the public, a more conservative approach to fashion displaced that of the 1920s. For women, skirts became longer and the waist-line was returned up to its normal position in an attempt to bring back the traditional "feminine" look. Other aspects of fashion from the 1920s took longer to phase out. Cloche hats remained popular until about 1933 while short hair remained popular for many women until late in the 1930s. For men, the only noticeable change was that the range of colors became more subdued.

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