The 1920's was a time of massive transformation for society. Prohibition, women's independence, and extravagance defined the decade. Women's new ideals reflected in their clothing styles. Hemlines were the shortest that they had ever been, and the feminine figure eventually left the scene with straight-lined dresses.I believe that several aspects of the clothing in this era display the great moral decline of society that was occurring. As in most times, however, there were also some beautiful styles to gain inspiration from. Long coats, handkerchief hemlines, and futuristic Art Deco designs were all popular. Drop waist dresses, cloche hats and finger-waved hair characterized 1920's style as we know it today.
For outerwear, I borrowed my mom's long faux fur and suede coat, which is ideal for imitating the era. My shoes are black patent Mary Janes that have a pretty, old-fashioned appearance. In my hair, I wore a barrette that has a distinct Art Deco flavor. The finishing touch to my ensemble was a pair of over-the-elbow vintage gloves. And there we have my 1920's outfit!
Coat ~ Borrowed from Mom (gift); Dress ~ Thrifted; Shoes ~ Bought new from ?; Barrette ~ Gift
Oh, how I enjoy combining fashion and history! Did you have fun with this blast from the past? If so, keep an eye out for a 1930's post! :) Have a blessed Sunday!
"For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."