Dressing in 1920’s Style

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thalia-barbarova-1920sLadies 1920s Fashions

Vintage inspired 1920’s flapper dresses look great on all figures as they can be slimming for larger ladies and nipped in a bit at the waist for those with a more slender figure. The release of The Great Gatsby film saw a surge in Gatsby-inspired parties and weddings, with a selection of delightful flapper dresses and accessories to be found in even high street fashion stores.

Sue Wong is one of the top designers inspired by 1920’s beaded, sequined couture featuring pastel colours and ostrich feather trims. Her delightful dresses are perfect for the modern day 20’s flapper and will give you a great deal of that Gatsby glamour that everyone loves. Sue Wong designs 20s dresses in short modern lengths and also floor length gowns perfect for a chic, roaring 1920s party.

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Burlesque in the 1920s

Burlesque was probably more popular in the 1920s than it is today, so what better era to choose as the style of a burlesque party. Get to wear vintage inspired 1920’s flapper dresses which are embellished with  intricate beading and sequins. Flapper outfit accessories could be t-strap shoes, headbands with beading and feathers, long beaded jewellery and flapper hats.

Sublime Boudoir hosted a 1920’s inspired burlesque event at the Old Vic Tunnels in 2013. With lusciously decorated 20’s inspired sets the party looked and felt lavishly luxurious. Take a peek at the video below.

1920’s Makeup and Hair Style

Dark smouldering eyes, dark luscious lips and tight pincurls? Just how do you achieve a 1920’s look? Click the 1920’s Make-up & Beauty Guide below.

1920's make-up Guides

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Men’s 1920’s Fashions

I don’t know about all the other ladies out there but I love a man in a hat! and my favourite has to be a smart, sophisticated Fedora hat. We’re in the right era for one of those and they look amazing with a smart, striking 1920’s suit.

1920s suits for men


For some really great guides on what to wear I found a couple of inspiring guides:  How To Gatsby and Great Gatsby Style Guide.

1920s hats for men
SOURCE: www.fedoras.com/blog/great-gatsby-hats/
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Nina is the founder of Book of Burlesque and can sometimes be seen out and about at burlesque events where she lives in The Netherlands. Nina also loves designing and making clothes and hats - check out her designs over at Bite Me Couture: www.bitemecouture.com



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