The 1930's was a difficult time for the country. Because of the depression, women had to make make do with less. The "Feedsack Dress" became popular at this time. Women realized they could take the sacks that animal feed came in and upcycle it into clothing. DIfferent brands of feed came with differently patterned sacks. Knit, two piece suits were common casual wear. The formal wear became classy, and the Hollywood Glamour look became popularized. Long, elegant dresses made way for the red carpet look we still see today. Teen girls started wearing tighter fitted sweaters. The fashion of the 30's was less extreme and extravagant than the previous decade.
Also minimal because of the Great Depression, men's suits were close cut to save fabric. The Depression made a conservative air in fashion. Bright colors were frowned upon. After the Depression, the suits became wider cut. The shoulders were heavily padded. Young men wore suit coats with long tails and flowing pants called "zoot suits." Zippers became an alternative to buttons. Hats were essential. Many men wore bowlers or snap brim fedoras. Beards were considered unacceptable.