Prohibition and Pearls

So, I’m minding my business and listening to the Lumineers when their “Flapper Girl” song comes on. I adore it… So much so I wanted to do a small post about it.

Guys, Gatsby comes out tomorrow and I’m very excited to see because I do love a Baz Luhrmann flick! (The stylistic visuals in his movies to me are always breathtaking.) I do feel a little concern, however, because Leonardo DiCaprio, per the previews, seems to have a brought a sense of anger to the Gatsby character that I’m not so much a fan of, but what can ya do?

Anyway, I digress. I know I haven’t posted much this week and that’s because I’m planning a girls’ night which you can surely BET there will be TONSSSS of recipes, pictures, and posts about later. (I’m going all out.) I’m doing that off-track thing again. Sorry…

Where was I? Right, the 1920s. I’m into this decade big time. Very chic, very effortless fashions, but still so decadent. I am, however, glad that I didn’t live then and my reason for that is twofold.

1. You have got to be soooooo petite to pull off a drop waist. I mean seriously. What were they thinking with this?!?!

2. No. Booze. (Forget it!)

Aside from those two little issues, the period of time between the two World Wars is when French fashion began its, je ne se quois…. Its BOOM! The 1920’s and 1930’s brought the houses of Chanel, Lanvin and Patou to the forefront of fashion and Ferragamo and Perugia were rocking some serious foot-cred with their shoe lines.

Toward the end of the 1920’s and on into the 30’s, stuff got really good. Enter, Elsa Schiaparelli and Madeleine Vionnet. Schiaparelli was abstract, a true rebel and paired her outlandish fashions with the crazies of the art world. (Ahem, Salvador Dali.)

All of that being said, dabbling in the art deco world of 1920’s fashion in today’s world is incredibly difficult to do without going full flapper.  These dresses are more modern pieces that could work for any cocktail party OR costume party. Just fight the urge to throw on pearls, because you are sure to derail your chic look if you over do this sassy trend.

Prohibition and Pearls

Flapper inspired dress
$390 – womanandhome.com

20s inspired dress
1stdibs.com

20s inspired dress
unique-vintage.com

20s inspired dress
1stdibs.com

Jigsaw vintage flapper dress
$505 – jigsaw-online.com

1920s hat
secondshoutout.com
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