The WWI sihouette continues towards more utilitarian lines. Women favor sensible, serious clothes. As result we once again witness a fading of the most feminine details and a conservative approach to decorative techniques. One way that this is achieved is through the addition of menswear details--including pocket shapes, lapels, and preferred fabrics. The decorative interest is in the cut rather than in the added decoration.
The one-piece dress is preferred over the tunic and skirt combination favored during the middle Edwardian years. The coat dress is a popular option for this style.
The overall silhouette favors a natural waistline. The skirt becomes fuller at the hem while still remaining farily smooth smooth at the waist. Skirts shorten revealing the shoes and the ankles quite prominently.
This is the most "natural" female silhouette that we have seen in some time.