The decade of the 1920s is called the “Roaring Twenties.” This period is depicted in “The Great Gatsby” films. It’s the era between the end of World War One and before the Great Depression wherein women began putting more effort into clothes and fashion. These clothes, including evening and cocktail dresses, became more form-fitting and comfortable, doing away with the tight corsets and lengthy skirts that plagued women up to the early 20th Century.
So, what brings back 1920s inspired dresses? For one, vintage 1920s evening dresses are perfect for formal events. It’s also the perfect party dress because of its colourful designs, coupled with accessories like an evening shawl, feathered headband, long gloves, jewellery, and sparkling heels.
Putting together a 1920s evening dress
Contrary to popular belief, beaded evening gowns were expensive to make, even in the 1920s. This misconception was probably due to such dresses being worn on the sets of TV shows such as “Peaky Blinders” and “Downtown Abbey.” Instead, what was common were sequin-embellished dresses that were more affordable, and still are to this day.
Today, silk, lace, velvet, and chiffon 1920s evening dresses can be made in the Art Deco style. Vintage 1920s evening dresses usually come in the colours of green, blue, white, silver, gold, pink, and black, or a combination of two or three colours with some party dresses.
- Main dress
- Usually just below the knees, though it can be longer if desired.
- Drop waist.
- Beaded, tiered, or sequined.
- Can be of any cloth, including silk, chiffon, and velvet.
- Long gloves.
- Feather hand fan.
- Fringe velvet or fur shawl.
- Beaded handbag.
- Shoes and stockings
- T-Strap, Mary Jane, or Pumps.
- Seamed stockings or pastels to match the dress.
- Feathered headband.
- Turban hat.
- Long pearl necklace.
- Tassel necklace.
- Art Deco necklace, bracelet.
- Drop earrings.
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