Style Guide: the 20s

Hey everyone,

A while back, I did a guide to 1960s style, one of my favorite decades. I thought it would be fun to do a similar guide to the 20s because of the unique fashion and culture of the time. The twenties were all about emancipation, rebellion. Women stepped out in floaty frocks instead of the constricting clothing of earlier days. It’s interesting to see how much fashion has to do with the social atmosphere of the time. I remember going to see an exhibit at the Met about American Fashion a couple years ago. It showed examples of different looks worn for each decade and it made sense why women dressed that way. The twenties, flapper look made its way into many of the runway shows for the coming season and appears in two golden globes nominated films this year. The 20s are certainly having a moment!

…then

Coco Chanel in a loose, floaty dress. Circa 1920

Vogue:

Photos from a 2007 shoot by Steven Meisel. Grace Coddington was the Fashion Editor.

Film:

Marion Cotillard and Owen Wilson in “Midnight in Paris”.

A shot from silent film, “The Artist”.

Runway:

A look from the Spring 2012 Oscar de la Renta collection.

Ralph Lauren Collection, Spring 2012.

Marchesa, Spring 2012.

Celebrities:

Get the Look:

The Roaring Twenties!


BB Dakota vintage looking dress
$88 – modcloth.com

Evening party dress
$63 – lulus.com

Moon Collection retro style dress
$53 – modcloth.com

Forever 21 tiered chiffon dress
$16 – forever21.com

Forever 21 polka dot top
$20 – forever21.com

Forever 21 lightweight skirt
$15 – forever21.com

Forever 21 retro shoes
$15 – forever21.com

Earrings
lulus.com

Forever 21 art deco jewelry
$8.80 – forever21.com

Forever 21 floral hat
$18 – forever21.com

What do you think of the 20s style? Comment below!

xoxo Liza

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