Dress, Evening, ca. 1925. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of William Garrigues, 1967 (2009.300.1330) | During the 1920s, the days were for working and the nights were for dancing. Women's dress was liberating, as the hemlines rose and the waistlines dropped. Evenings were spent at clubs and it was common to see ladies dancing the Charleston and Black Bottom.