Since Jean Harlow’s birthday just passed by (March 3rd) I thought I’d do a post on her iconic 1930s style and how you can put together a similar look for a vintage themed wedding. Known as the “Blond Bombshell” , this sex symbol of the silver screen was known for her slinky, curve hugging bias cut gowns designed by famous costumer, Adrian. She claimed to not wear undergarments, so as not to ruin the lines of the dresses. You know there were no Spanx back then! She personified classic glamour, and her distinctive style still influences fashion till this day.
These are some great quotes I found from a Jean Harlow interview in a 1933 Modern Screen Magazine. Reading this article , you also get some serious insight into her fashion sense.
“I’d rather have a few dresses of very fine material, than a whole closetful of fussy cheap looking things.”
“You have to have faith in your clothes, just as you have to have faith in yourself, to be successful in dressing.”
Coming from a very young woman, that is some pretty sage advice about personal style!
Below are some photos to inspire you. Jean very rarely wore colors, preferring white or black. But silver or champagne could work for you just as well for capturing her look. Furs, sparkly jewels, T strap or Mary Jane pumps and opera length gloves are the perfect finishing touches!
Thin eyebrows and red cupid bow lips.
Notice the satin, bias cut and draping.
Here is a collage I put together with pieces you can purchase from our website that will give you that glamorous Harlow look!
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