Halloween: 1920s Flapper

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Guess who got invited to a swanky 1920s themed birthday party? This girl, yay! Nothing sounds more fabulous than letting loose like a guest at Jay Gatsby’s next shindig, and I’m totally stoked very much looking forward to the event.

Fashion in the 1920s was revolutionary for women, whose hemlines were rising to the knee (shocking!), waistlines were sinking to the hips (bizarre!), and girdles became a thing of the past (Oh, my!)  I recommend that anyone attending a roaring theme party rent the following movies for inspiration: The Great GatsbyMidnight in Paris, and The Artist. You will absolutely fall in love with the fashion!

Personally, I have rented the following dress from RentTheRunway.com, and plan to jazz it up (no pun intended) with some 1920s accessories. It’s more form-fitting than the typical 1920s garb, but I feel that it will be more flattering to my shape. Straight, boyish figures were very en vogue back then, but this girl’s more of an hourglass.


I love the black and gold look, which is perfect as this party is so close to the holidays. A little metallic never hurt anyone!Here are some similar alternatives: 1920s Dresses
As for accessories, I’m just tickled pink by 1920s jewelry.  I’ve always been one for long layered necklaces or chunky statement pieces. Chandelier earrings and gold or enamel cuffs were also all the rage. And don’t forget about tassels and pearls! 1920s Jewelry1920s Jewelry by jfeakins86 featuring a south sea pearl necklace
Hats, clips, and headbands are a fun way to add glitz and glam to your look. Of course, satin evening gloves are quite civilized, indeed.
1920s Accessories
As for beauty… we’re going finger waves and red lips. Eye shadow was typically smokey gray or taupe. I’m envisioning the final look to reflect this:
1920s Themed Party- Outfit Inspiration
Update on the final look:
1920s Themed Party
And if you need any more inspiration, check out the following trends from the jazz age:

Take a page from Louise Brooks and indulge in a lil’ Art Deco: Image

Layer pearls and beads a la Coco Chanel:


Sport a loose, drop-waisted skirt:




And finally, embellish your mane with hair pieces or don a cache hat:


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