Its fun to put together a vintage 1920s fashion outfit for a party or just to add some style to the clothes you enjoy wearing on a night on the town. If you get familiar with the 1920s fashions, its easy to notice that many of the trends of that decade have become fashionable again and again in the decades to follow. You don’t have to go with a fully accessorized flapper outfit to integrate a vintage look from the 1920s into your wardrobe. But the homage you are giving to the 1920s by using some fashion ideas from that decade add a sense of modern fashion awareness with a nice feeling of nostalgia as well.
Whenever you see a 1920s social scene depicted in the movies, the fashions jump out as exciting, fun and quirky. The 1920s was a time when men and women dressed so totally unique that it is easy to set the time frame of any period movie based on the fashions being used in the costumes. You had to think that the actors, the extras and the wardrobe departments making those movies certainly had a lot of fun with those outfits. And the things that makes 1920s costumes are fun is the accessories.
If there ever was a “jazz age”, it was the 1920s. You can hardly imagine a 1920s speakeasy or watch a movie about that era and not hear the constant serenade of great period jazz music in the background. But music is not the only area of culture that jazz changed tremendously when it became the musical language of the 1920s era. The fashion industry was just as powerfully changed by the rise of jazz music. In fact, the massive changes in how people talked, walked, were entertained and saw themselves because of jazz overwhelmed the fashion industry of the day.
Ladies fashion in the 1920s was obviously and almost obnoxiously flamboyant and “out there”. The era of history of the 1920s is one that is so dramatic and theatrical, particularly in regards to fashion that there may be no other decade other than the 1960s that brought such profound change and bold fashion statements as the 1920s.
It is not difficult to come up with images that will translate into a great 1920s retro party theme. From TV shows and movies to works of literature about that time in history, we have rich imagery about what we think life in the 1920s must have been like. And because 1920s fashion was so … Read more
To say that in terms of fashion in the 1920s, woman really stepped into the limelight is an understatement. In every possible way, 1920s woman’s fashions were bold, exciting, fun and creative. The hair stylists of the times caught on fast to the trends and created some of the most memorable and fashionable styles of the times.
In any era, fashion is a reflection of the times and what is going on in the culture politically, socially and economically. That influence is very evident in how post World War II society and the way culture was reacting to the new world they were living in was reflected in 1920s fashions at all levels of society.
If there is an iconic symbol of the 1920s, it is the flapper girl. Being a flapper girl in that tumultuous decade was about more than just knowing how to dress and do the popular dances of the day. There was an attitude and a “modern” outlook on life that any flapper girl naturally possessed.