With television shows such as Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey and the movie remake of the Great Gatsby, fashion looks of the 1920s are currently hot, hot, hot! This trend means there is an increase in Jazz Era, Roaring Twenties themed parties, events and weddings to which gals get to have fun dressing up in 1920’s inspired outfits. And, the good thing is many of the styles from the 20s are very flattering on a wide variety of figures.
Lately we’ve been receiving a lot of emails from customers asking for advice on how to put together this look. And though we do sell a lovely line of beaded reproduction flapper dresses, not everyone going to a 20s themed party wishes to wear that style or sometimes they are attending an event that is not quite as dressy. So I’ve included a little graphic below to show you a 1920s inspired outfit I put together with items we sell on our website.
Most people don’t realize that the 1920s fashions were not just about fringed flapper dresses. Women wore many other styles and they weren’t all short! Most hemlines in the 20’s varied from just above ankle length to just below knee. The Nataya dress I’m wearing in the photo has that loose, unstructured silhouette that was popular in the 20s, plus the sheer overlay over a slip liner that was also popular back then. I added some long strands of pearls, 3/4 length gloves, deco style bracelet, cloche hat and T strap heels to complete the look. It’s a really nice alternative for a 1920’s themed event if you’re not looking to go with a full on fancy flapper style.
And the links to shop this look!
Don’t forget to add red cupid bow lips and dark, smoky shadow for the eyes!