The Roaring 1920s
The Great Gatsby Movie is nearly upon us with the release date set for the 16th of May. The influence of the 1920s has been growing steady over the last couple of years and it is set to peak this spring.
I have loved watching Broadwalk Empire and the Downton Abbey Series and the 1920s influence can be seen from many of the leading bridal designers.
So What Where the key looks of the era 1920 – 1929
Beading and Fringing
Evening Dress with sequins, feathers and other ornate surface decorations were characteristic of the period, as in this flapper dress.
The Slinky Sheath dress
The Slinky sheath was made of chiffon, silk or crepe and clung to the female form from the shoestring or shoulder straps.
Kate Moss wore a 1920s gown designed by John Galliano for her wedding in 2011. Her dress was a vintage cream with ornate beading and a Juliet Cap veil.
Curves and the hourglass figure were out, and belts and sashes or ties were worn around the hips. The waist disappeared to create the fashionable beanpole look beloved in the 1920s.
Bare Backs and Bias Cuts
Cut on he bias, the new body – hugging dresses seemed to spiral round the body and moved with the weaver. Backless dresses began to make an appearance later in the 1920s.
Velvets and Furs
Fur coats, or coats trimmed in fur, were popular. Velvet was also used in jackets, wraps and dresses; the sumptuous material was part of the style of opulence and the luxury of art deco fashion.
I love the opulence and elegance of the beadwork and the fluid lines that have caught my imagination.