The Roaring Twenties, as the 1920s decade was nicknamed, was the era of the flapper. The flapper was a young and rebellious woman whose favorite past time was dancing the Charleston and the Shimmy to popular jazz music. She smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol and wore a short haircut called the “bob”. This collection of dresses from the 1920s demonstrate a major change in women's fashion and lifestyle. By 1925 hems were the shortest they had ever been sitting just below the knee. Dresses during this era were also sleeveless and shaped like a tube. This style was a stark contrast from the long, frilly and feminine hourglass shaped dresses worn by previous generations of women. The most striking element of the 1920s evening dress is the dazzling beadwork that would have sparked while in motion on the dance floor.