What Flappers Really Wore in the 1920’s

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When you are pulling together a 1920’s costume for your next wedding shower or Gatsby dress party, know this – that the fringe flapper dress was rarely worn in the 1920’s The 1920’s Fringe Flapper Dress – Truth or Myth It’s so handy these days to grab an atypical 1920’s flapper dress on Amazon. There’s …

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1920’s Winter Fashion from Paris

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Fashion Report 1926 – Designer Winter Frocks- The tendency to be tailored is favored by the top designers in Paris this season. Straight line models with long sleeves, either fitting snugly to the arm or slightly full, are particularly appropriate for the street and for informal afternoon wear. These dresses are exceedingly smart in silhouette …

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1920s Beauty Etiquette for the Flapper

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Some pointers from the flapper era – Excerpts from The Etiquette of Beauty by Dorothy Cocks 1927 Figure Fashion silhouette, in the history of sartorial arts, changes even more frequently and more radically than fashion in faces. It is is as if the mold, from which all women are turned out, were recast with every …

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Vintage 1920’s Style Guide for Women

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1920’s Style Guide from 1926 Thanks to the folks at the Haithi Trust Digital Library for preserving this 1920’s style guide.This book “Making the Most of your Looks” by Dorothy Stote, declares that it is designed for the woman of ‘moderate’ means and will not be recommending expensive frocks! Correct 1920’s Suits for your Height …

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1920’s Fashion – Paul Poiret vs The Flapper Girl

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The Flapper Girl Referendum in 1922 The last thirty days have witnessed a spectacle as astounding, as momentous, as far reaching as any of the episodes that have shaken the Earth’s foundations and caused mankind to stop, look and listen. A revolution has occurred of greater significance than the French revolution, the Russian revolution or …

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1920’s Clothing and Dress Color Combinations

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Illustrated 1920’s Dress Color Combinations Photoplay’s Caroline Van Wyck writes in 1928 about “distinctive dressing”. With 1920’s hats the same tight little shape on every woman, with 1920s dresses the same slender models, it’s hard for a busy a girl to find distinctive clothes. Read how color helps the clever girl! Visit our top tier …

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