My parents recently presented me with two lovely new black dresses. One was a very modern cut, while the other was a drop-waist dress. The drop-waist style reminded me of the 1920’s and the flapper styles that were popular at this time. I decided to just run with the 1920’s vibe as a created an outfit around this dress.
The dress is made from a really interesting fabric. It’s got a triangular pattern with a raised texture. Some parts of the pattern are smooth whereas others are rough like corduroy. It is a really great fit too, which surprised me. I often struggle with drop-waist dresses because my hips are much wider than my waist. But this dress fits perfectly.
I went for a more modern version of a 1920’s makeup look. I used shades of grey to shadow my eyes, but I kept away from the heavy, sooty-eyed looks that were prominent in the 20’s. I used Lipstick Queen matte lipstick in Rouge Sinner to fill in my lips. I also filled in my brows to pay homage to the over-arched brow looks from the 20’s.
I looped my hair into a loose back-roll. This style looked like a bob haircut when I put my hat on over the top.
I am wearing:
– Black drop-waist dress from Target
– Burgundy tie-front shoes (thrifted)
– Black cloche hat from Jendi
– Pearl necklace ( thrifted)
– Art deco ring (gift from my father)
Can I just take a moment to talk about Target’s clothing of late? For years I stopped shopping at Target because I rarely found anything that I liked there. But recently Target have kicked things up a notch. Their clothing seems to be much better quality, and the styles are really on-point. Each time I’ve gone into a Target store lately, I’ve struggled not to walk out with a bag filled with clothes. Their prices have gone up a tiny bit, but I am happy to pay a bit more for garments that are well cut, stylish and will last for more than a couple of wears.
I just adore the fashion from the 1920’s and I had loads of fun gadding about town in this 20’s inspired get-up.