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1920’s Winter Fashion from Paris

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 when worn with the new…

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Flapper defends daring frocks

Flapper defends daring frocks

by film Actress Betty Blythe – 1926 A feisty 1920s Flapper takes a critical look at herself and the emancipation of women’s attire. Though Miss Betty Blythe claims to wear daring dresses herself, she feels she cannot shut her eyes to some facts. She does however make a strong case in favour of a woman’s right to wear what she…

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1920s Beauty Etiquette for the Flapper

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 age.When swelling bosoms are the…

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1920s Fashion – Making the Most of your Looks

1920’s Women’s Style advice from 1926 by  – Thanks to the folks at the Haithi Trust Digital Library for preserving these wonderful books and manuals.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 1920s Suits for your Height Left:…

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1920s Fashion – Paul Poiret vs The Flapper Revolution

The Flapper 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 perhaps even our own revolution of…

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1920’s Fashion – Illustrated 1928 dress guide for an average girl.

1920’s Fashion – Illustrated 1928 advice on dress color matching. 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! With clothes what they…

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