Are you getting ready for a Holiday Bash or New Years Eve Ball and don’t know what to wear?
I always say prohibition-era (approx. 1919-1933 ) fashion never goes out of style!
The twenties had a ton to offer in terms of vintage-style delights. For the ladies, cloche hats as well as flapper dresses top my list. While for gentlemen, I would say wool suits paired with a the felt fedora or sharp looking hat was uber suave.
No matter where you live I am sure there is a hidden-gem-of-a-vintage store near you where you can find that wicked awesome party outfit, you just need to find it! Sometimes it’s through word of mouth, google “search” reviews or just so happens to be a spotted place during a Sunday stroll.
I stumbled upon a store called, Ragtime Vintage Clothing in my area of Ottawa, Ontario and love, love, love it. I discovered this place a few years back and I can’t live without it. I always find superb secondhand clothing there for such a reasonable price.
In a few days I will be busting out my flapper girl style at a ball. Ladies, don’t forget to read all about Vintage Style: The Flapper Party Look to make sure you have everything you need to complete the look.
“(…) the New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date—to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny.”
― Joshua Zeitz, Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
I will be back in 2016 to show you my full Great Gatsby inspired get-up.
*In the new year I plan to create a style guide for men for this same period of time.