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A woman in a stylish white dress sits on a coach in a photographer’s studio. She is wearing a hat, stockings and high-heeled shoes. The well-balanced styling, as well as the choice of the clothes themselves, suggests that she is thoroughly familiar with Western fashion. Although an increasing number of Japanese women started dressing in Western clothes during the 1920s and 1930s, to be as stylishly dressed as this woman must have still been an enormous challenge for most. For more information about modern Japanese women, see 1930s • Woman with Modern Hairdo.