Trending: The Roaring Twenties
Personally I am a huge fan of 1920′s fashion. The flapper dresses, fringing and intricate beading were all ultra feminine and ultra sexy. I’m so excited that there was a great Roaring Twenties influence at the SS12 shows and I’m hoping to add a few more flapper dresses to my collection this year.
The revival is down to Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic ‘The Great Gatsby’ coming to cinemas in December, but it also coincides with the big trend for silk pyjamas being worn as outer wear. Whether you are a fan of the book, the movie, the trend or none of the above, I hope women still grasp the opportunity with both hands and enjoy the glitz and glamour that is the 1920′s. Have fun with fringing, feathers and lots of bling bling.
Whilst I’ll be scouring vintage stores for flapper dresses I’ll also be keeping my eyes on what the high street has to offer as the trend filters down into lingerie. However, I have already started to notice whisperings of a 20′s influence, including the La Perla collection I blogged about a while ago.
La Perla seem to have managed to capture lovely elements of the era, below are a couple of my favourites.
This Vintage Limited Slip is the perfect cut and the mixture of sheer fabric with embroidery adds real glamour.
The JP Gaultier Collection Createur Cuir Et Dentelle Baby Doll features panel inserts of Leavers lace.
Stella McCartney interestingly has released a very similar playsuit, but in a warmer tone with a straight neckline.
The Made In England collection from Made By Niki has a really interesting angle on tassels. I particularly love the String Suspended Skirt, an amazingly transitional piece somewhere between lingerie and evening wear.
The Luxe Gold collection from Ell & Cee offers some very appropriate options for this trend. My favourite is this simple but chic camisole and knicker set.
They may not be bling bling but Olivia Von Halle’s silk pyjamas are ridiculously luxurious and the perfect antidote to your loungewear woes. But given that sleepwear as outerwear is a big trend right now I’d grab a cute clutch, some spindly heels and hit the tiles.
But the devil is in the detail so of course all these outfits would immediately come to life with 1920′s inspired accessories. Interestingly you are most likely to have success with sourcing the appropriate look through wedding stockists. I have found some amazing pieces, which I share with you below.
All of which can be found at Emmy Shoes, and of course the clue is in the name – there are also 1920′s appropriate shoes to be drooled over.
Baba-C have a beautiful selection of headpieces including the aptly named ‘Art Deco’ and ‘Charleston’.
So when you have your lingerie and head piece just throw on a long string of pearls and you’re good to go. Enjoy!
Dedicated to and in memory of James Connor Andrews. He loved The Great Gatsby