Summer dresses and the latest 1920s fashion in
the summer of 1922. For afternoon or informal evening wear, the 1922 summer Parisian houses were showing many 1920s dresses of organdie, of lace, and of lace combined with chiffon and kindred materials. All skirts were long, from four to six inches from the ground, and sleeves were conspicuous by their absence.
Attending a Flapper party or want to plan a Boardwalk Empire bash? Provided is a 1920s dress chart advising the debonair gentleman on how to dress for a variety of social situations. Learn how to dress for motoring, golf, driving, afternoon tea, formal dinner, theater, wedding and, of course, dance.
Lady Edith embraces her inner “flapper”
Downton Abbey fans are introduced to the flapper craze of the 1920s. In the fourth season of the popular period drama, the typically reserved Lady Edith Crawley has embraced the glamorous and “shocking” fashions of the 1920s flapper. Read article here.
A comparison of
1920's fashion prints
a realistic look at
fashions and the
flapper dress. Many 1920s magazines provided colorful images of the latest fashion for women. Some, such as Gazette du Bon Ton, catered exclusively to the “rich and famous.”
The flapper girl qualified her personality with adjectives and adverbs or with passions that rose into superlatives. She was obsessed with jazz, short skirts, bobbed hair and glistening legs. Flapper! Dreadful young creatures— squealing and squawking and showing their legs!
Hidden From View: Shapely curves were
concealed and flat-chested
was in! Explore the sophistication of 1920's lingerie. 1920s womens fashions exhibited an unprecedented transformation from the heavily corseted figure of the Victorian era into an almost boyish silhouette. Dresses were shapeless and loose-fitting.
Featured are sensational fall creations from October 1921. These designs represent early 20s millinery in its highest sense with a combination of beautiful lines and color, and ornamented with exquisite materials and trimmings.
Women’s 1920s vintage bathing suits came in several contrasting colors. Styles included two-piece swimsuits consisting of jersey shirts and flannel trousers. Also worn were rubberized silk hats, cross-stitched jersey head-bands, and satin bathing slippers.
During the first years of the 1920s, the wide brim hat style of the Edwardian era continued to be chic. A fine woven black straw hat features a deep crown worn so low it just about covers the eyebrows. The very wide drooping brim drops dramatically at both sides and is trimmed with narrow satin ribbon. Large floppy pink petal flowers are nonchalantly arranged around the brim.
The deep border of wool embroidery done in peasant fashion with added baby fox fur gives this 1920s coat unusual distinction. This style of women's vintage coats were available in a natural color wool Kashmir.
The story of the flapper. She was fun-loving –
she smoked – and she
loved to drink! See
her in the flapper
dress! Before prohibition, the only time a lady even considered carrying any intoxicating beverage with her was when she put a few drops into an old medicine bottle to take when traveling. In the hey-day of the flapper, all high-spirited girls carried their own flask.
By the 1920s, the traditional cotton and lace cap of the 19th century had been transformed into a confection of colorful silk and lace ornamented with silk ribbons, bows, and flowers and labeled “boudoir cap.” Boudoir caps were worn first thing in the morning, in the privacy of the lady’s bedroom by women of all classes.