The 1920s was a glorious decade of flappers. Back then, women chose this style trend as a sign of getting more independent against society’s restrictions. They used to sing, dance, smoke, party, and enjoy their lives as they wanted. Anita Loos, Josephine Baker, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks were their glamorous icons. The theme was so powerful that we still love the wardrobe collection and style sense. If you want to dress like a flapper, follow these tips:
When people think about a Flapper Dress, they imagine a knee-length, sleeveless, loose-fitting outfit. However, the main concept is slightly different. Those dresses were designed such that they hide womanly curves but expose the legs. They can be either sleeveless, half-sleeve, or full-sleeve. Almost all 1920s flapper clothes feature fringes, pearls, laces, shiny threads, sequins, and uneven hemlines. You should choose a similar dress, which does not have a defined waist. Prioritize clothing with a v-shaped neckline in the front and back. It should not expose too much skin under your neck. Don’t wear a padded or push-up bra to achieve a flapper-like flat-chest look.
Choosing the right pair of shoes is the next important task. Stilettos are a big no because they were not available before 1954. Females liked to put on short heels with t-shaped straps that sit around their ankles properly. Black, silver, golden colors were the best for evening parties. Small embroidered details like dotted, zigzag, and other decorative patterns were also there. These shoes used to glam up the whole outfit and were practical to walk comfortably. If you don’t have similar shoes, find low heels shoes with an oval closed toe and ankle strap. They must be comfortable and chunky.
The overall flapper look won’t work without the 1920s bob hairstyle. There were many variations as well. Some girls pinned their hair back on the head, making a faux bob. Many wanted straight and short bobs close to their face. A lot of women also had finger curls. Therefore, pick a style according to your hair type. Silky and straight-haired girls look great in a sleek bob with bangs. Contrarily, short and curly hair can give you a wild appearance. Just part your hair on a side and set the front sections with bobby pins or headbands. If you have longer hair, make a low bun leaving some extra hair on the front. Or, you can braid the lower hairs and hide them under the upper ones. Make some wavy curls by using a curling iron. Part the curls on any side. Finally, use hairspray to obtain a finish like your favorite flapper.
A few accessories can make your appearance more like a 1920’s flapper girl. Let’s have a look:
Hats: Vintage flapper hats are similar to cloche hats. You can add long feathers, chains, laces, beads for a well-defined look. Feel free to search for inspiration online.
Headbands: If you want to flaunt your hairstyle, skip hats and buy headbands. Select small, beaded, sparkly headbands that have a feather on the side. Another solution is making your DIY headbands. A thin scarf with pearl work will be stunning.
Stockings: Nude, black, and gray-colored stockings were trendy in the 1920s. They were not longer than the high level. Make sure that your legs are visible after wearing them.
Gloves: Long, well-fitting gloves can boost your charisma as a flapper.
Jewelry: Keep your jewelry simple and minimal. The earrings should not cross your short hair. Wear a long beaded necklace to complete the look.
Purse: Bead and mesh purses are our top choice. A few inches long chain can add a more vintage vibe.