Ballroom Dresses (1910s)
During the 1910s, ballroom dances were all the rage. While floor length gowns were the norm, once cars were invented and increased in popularity, ballroom gowns had to
heighten their hems — up to the ankle. At
the time, these gowns were considered risque. When wearing a floor length gown,
the dresses were getting stuck on the accelerators, the brakes or caught in the doors. Raising the hemline up to the ankle relieved the risks slightly.