The roaring twenties are IT this season. Starting off with some appearences on the runway (Etro, Gucci) and later on reported in an issue of the Dutch Elle, completely dedicated to the ’20s, this style era captured my heart. To top it all off, we also had the movie “Midnight in Paris”, which I had seen at least twice times more in the first week I’d known about it. Never before was there a decade which fascinated me as much as the twenties do now.
Flapper girls is the name given to the women characterizing the twenties (they aren’t called the roaring twenties all for nothing ;)): they smoked, they danced, wore make-up, voted, cut their hair, listened to jazz and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. More importantly even, it was the beginning of the end of the corset, which was replaced by tights and loose dresses with a waistline on the hip. Think Kate Moss for example, who often wears dresses in the style of the flappers.
Nothing seemed to be over the top: the dresses were happily embellished with everything imaginable, e.g. beads, tassels and fringe, embroideries, feathers and also deeeeep necklines and open backs were very populair. The twenties were also the moment where Coco Chanel came into the picture and she introduced women’s suits, always paired with some pearls though. As you see: it was the ultimate combination of femininity and masculinity.
Dress – Zara | dress – Zara | heels – Nickolas Kirkwood | lipstick – Lancôme | black dress – River Island | heels – B. Brian Atwood | bag – Miu Miu | white dress – River Island | perfume – Jasmin Noir by Bulgari | golden heels – Topshop | golden cube earrings – Asos | drop earrings – Asos | long earrings – Oscar de la Renta | dress – French Connection