The loose, short, swishing dresses of the roaring twenties made them ideal for dancing. For women the first thing that had to go was the corset. The item that made your figure flat was too restrictive for dancing close with your partner. One young flapper reported “the men won’t dance with you if you wear a corset.” And women said that they could "shimmy" better without corsets. Corset check rooms became common in the early twenties where young women would discard their corsets before hitting the dance floor and wear them home again to appease their family.