Coco Chanel Kick-Started These 5 Modern-Day Trends in the 1920s

It's not an overstatement to say that Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel revolutionised women's fashion in the 1920s. Her take on style was free from the restrictions of the previous eras. Instead of creating garments with corsets, she opted for a looser-flowing silhouette to allow women the opportunity for more freedom. Over her long career, she also turned to naval uniforms (traditionally worn by men) into must-have items of the day for women. 

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During the 1920s, however, not long after she started her career, she was already wearing and designing pieces that we still wear today. There are five trends in particular that we know she wore during this era, which have become wardrobe staples. Keep scrolling to find out what they are and see how Chanel wore them in the '20s.

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