The 1930’s were marked by the Great Depression, the period between WWI and WWII, and many technological advances in fashion, looms, and various related industries including fashion being seen in Hollywood films. In 1929, the stock market crashed and the world was hit by the great depression, unemployment was widespread and materials were often in short supply after the WWI. However, at the same time, there were advances fashion technology. Made-made fibers were now in greater use: especially rayon, viscose, and nylon. Nylon became so popular and easily created for women’s stockings that they were often called “nylons” in reference to the material from which they were made, which completely changed that portion of the industry. Which additionally added to the fashion trend known as “nylons.” In the 1930’s it was known that “nylons” had a seam down the back of the leg, however, when women could not afford them (due to the great depression) they often drew the seam onto the back of their legs to give the appearance of wearing “nylons.”
As hard as many had life in the 1930’s, it gave the people to opportunity to find themselves, and try new things to advance the era. The 30’s gave birth to what is known today as the Classic Hollywood style as clothing was more easily seen in films and how they hung on the body was being scrutinized by viewers, so many designers started to design for the silver screen.