Prohibition, speakeasies, and the booming lifestyles lead to these very independent women called Flappers. These women were the complete opposite of the women of that time (Gibson girl). They wore short dresses had short hair, work makeup, smoked and drank in public, danced, and were casual about men. Often times the Flappers were women who worked for a living. The name "Flapper" came from women in the early 20's who left there galoshes unfastened, which made them "flap" as they walked. During WW1 the Gibson girl, wore long skirts that were tight around the hips and waist that drew attention to their chest. The flapper was complete opposite, with just below the knee length, very straight dresses, they would even wrap their chests to make their breasts look smaller. These women were known for just enjoying life, being care free and doing whatever they wanted, and answering to no one.