As we moved further along into the 20th century, we became obsessed with speed and modernity. Everything had to have cleaner, simpler lines, and be all about motion, especially forward motion. In the apparel world what that created as a reaction, was one of the single most revolutionary garments for women, ever; the chemise dress, more commonly known as the flapper dress. What made it revolutionary? It was a simple tube, without darts, or a waistline. Essentially it was a garment that could be made up in one piece, by folding material in half, cutting arm and neck holes, and sewing up one side. There are examples of that out there, in fact, though more often it was two to four pieces, still giving the unrelieved tubular shape in the end.
Here are some examples to drool over.