Hello lovelies! My church is hosting a 1920s couples dinner for Valentines next week, to say the least I've been busy trying to capture the 1920s with modern clothing to share with my friends going to the dinner. Whilst doing my research I came to discover that most information out there in the 1920s is either flapper or Great Gatsby related -- nothing much can be found on the everyday person of the 20s. So hopefully others who have been trying to capture the look of the 20s, but didn't want to go the flapper route will find this helpful too.
Soft lines, mixture of textures, hats, long necklaces, interesting trims, etc....these are all key pieces to capturing the 1920s look, especially if you don't own a drop-waist dress. When you are wearing a skirt and blouse for the 20s look, don't define your waist, try to find tops that work well untuck and create the look of a dropped waist. Also, during the twenties the long boyfriend cardigan was a popular style, so fell free to throw one on when creating your outfit.
Accessories are also very important and key to your look, without them you outfit is just an everyday outfit. Some key things to try and included in your look are the following: headbands, cloche hats, long necklaces, vintage styled shoes [heels would be the most accurate], and a fur of some sort are all possible ideas.
Some Inspirational Images:
Butterick Pattern Catalog, April 1928 [personal collection]
You can also see my Pinterest board with more inspiration for clothing, hair, and makeup ideas.