Thursday, March 1, 2012

1920s Flapper Dresses: 18 Flapper styles to help you Dress Like a Flapper

Here are 18 fabulous 1920's flapper styles to help you dress like a flapper.  These 1920 vintage dresses show details that have been well developed during the decade. At this time the low waistline has sophisticated draping, and the long torso is embellished with trims to create unique and dramatic designs.

These illustrations are from a vintage pattern magazine called "Fashionable Dress" from August 1929. The dresses here are mid-summer styles with flippy hemlines, neckline details and low hip sashes.

To make your own, try using cottons, chiffons and other light textiles. The prints tend to be small, with many "Art Deco" designs.

This illustrations also help to show hairstyles, hats, jewelry and accessories that were popular at that time.

Both by Maggy Rouff of Paris
Left- Yellow bodice with brown lace skirt. Brown velvet jacket with ruffled edges
Right-Printed chiffon with fine tucking at hip

Right- Moyneux of Paris, pleated tiers on the skirt, with pleated cap sleeves
Other designs by LeComte of Paris
Left, white crepe dress with red velvet coat
Second- red and white checked crepe, with bias trims
Third- white crepe with lavender checks and black banding

This last set was illustrated to show current trends in textile prints, and is shown on mature women to give examples of styles suitable for an older figure.

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