Recreating the Flapper Style
October 10, 2011
Being a flapper was all about being more interesting, more flamboyant, and more fun than everyone else in the room. A real flapper would never be caught dead wearing the same boring, fringed dress every other girl was wearing! She’d want to stand out like a rhinestone peacock. She loves wild jewelry, dark lipstick, feathers, fur, lace, and driving everyone around her mad with jealousy while still being smolderingly sexy. Out shine her! Here’s how:
The Essential Flapper:
Low-waisted or tubular dress
Hat or Headband
There are so many option when it comes to being a flapper. You can be really, really flashy, or sweet and demure. You can wear a long dress or a short one. Beads, sequins, chiffon, silk, pleats, buttons, pearls…anything goes! Flapper-style dresses surged in popularity in the 1980s. Some of these dresses just need a few good accessories to make them perfect!
Low-Waisted or Tubular Dress
Hat or Headband
Okay, so what’s with the question marks?
Flappers were innovators. Some were wild, some were bad, some were vain, some were posers, but all of them expressed their personalities in the way they dressed. This myriad of punctuation marks is essential to being a good flapper; it’s your personal touch that’s totally different than anyone else.
Is it your awesome hair? Wearing so much jewelry you fall over? Big hats? Fabulous fur stoles? Long gloves? Too much rouge? A flask tucked into your garter?
From the post Floozy Fun: The Fashion World of the Flapper
Tips and Tricks:
Want that authentic flapper shape? Modern shapeware and compression sports bras are super for smoothing out lumps. Want to be historically accurate? An Ace bandage over your chest will keep you from being too bouncy. The flatter, the better!
Lots of modern dresses are simple sack dresses. Just tie some satin rope or a scarf low around your hips to make it look period appropriate, then add a long string of Mardi Gras beads and a knit beanie for a flapper guise on the cheap!
Pssssst! Dress clip pairs can go on your shoes or shoulders! : )