Street Style at the Crane Estate Roaring 20s Lawn Party

Just attended the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Ma. This is one of my favorite events. You can read about previous visits here and here.  It’s always fun, with great music, dancing, vintage vendors, wine and beer garden, picnics, lawn games, car rides in vintage autos and great people watching!

So this year I decided to focus a bit on how people style themselves for the event.  Since it is near impossible for everyone to wear authentic 1920s apparel due to its rarity, delicate condition and cost, I love to see the alternative looks people come up with to capture the vibe of the Jazz Era.  Of course, there are many women wearing the stereotypical fringed flapper costume.  But there are also many who opt for something different and/or more imaginative.   I also love seeing the gentlemen dressed up. And I did not notice  one “20s gangster” in the crowd. Most men wore their  versions of the “Jay Gatsby look” which is much more appropriate for a Roaring 20s summer  lawn party!

Couple by dance floor at Crane Estate Lawn Party
Couple by dance floor at Crane Estate Lawn Party. Love the draped back on her dress and that red hat!
Couple at Roaring 20 Lawn Party Crane Estate

This gal's loose silhouette flared hem dress with beaded neckline and cute hairstyle with band is a simple, elegant 20s inspired look.

Three girls in their 1920s inspired finery at Crane Estate
The outfits these pretty girls are wearing have a 1920s Bohemian flair that I absolutely love. Fabulous and imaginative styling!
Handsome couple at Roaring 20s Lawn Party
This gentleman looks dapper with his panama hat and bow tie. And I love the tiered ruffles on this gal's dropped waist dress!
Two chic ladies at Roaring 20s Lawn Party Crane Estate
These two ladies looking very chic strolling down the Grand Allee!
Gentleman in uniform at Roaring 20s Lawn Party
This gentleman went all out in full uniform. Amazing since the temperature was in the high 80s!
Ladies in 20s inspired outfits at Roaring 20s Lawn Party Crane Estate
These gals were having a great time and looked adorable in their 20s inspired outfits!
DIY 20s inpsired headpiece
The girls created their own fabulous headpieces too!
DIY flapper headpiece

As far as my own outfit, I was fortunate to have  found a lovely semi sheer cotton voile floral print 20s dress in near flawless condition for the occasion. Underneath I wore a full black vintage slip. The dress ended up being lightweight and airy enough for such a hot summer day. Because there are pink flowers with touches of yellow, I wore my mustard and ivory T strap spectators by Chelsea Crew to go with the dress. They were low heeled and comfortable enough for walking on the grass. I pinned flowers on my straw cloche hat, wore a chain and pearl long necklace and pearl bracelet.

I adore the cape collar and the floaty ruffled tiers of this dress. It also has cute button details and is super comfy to wear. I’m not sure I’ll ever want to part with this one!

In my 1920s Dress at Crane Estate Roaring 20s Lawn Party

In my 1920s Dress at Crane Estate Roaring 20s Lawn Party

Have a glamorous Day!

By | 2015-08-04T12:11:47-04:00 August 4th, 2015|Events, Fashion|Comments Off on Street Style at the Crane Estate Roaring 20s Lawn Party

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.