Roaring 20s Style: Fashion Trend


What: The decade inspiring fashionistas this fall? The Roaring 20s. This makes us happy.

What We Say: A few days ago we talked about fringe being the latest embellishment trend, but this is the bigger picture: fringe is just part of the wave of 20s-inspired styles to come, and we are so very excited. Flapper-style dresses are already cropping up everywhere (fringe, spaghetti strap, drop-waist), along with cloche hats and art deco details. The thing about the 20s that we love is that the styles are classic, feminine without being too fussy, and pretty darn flattering. Much more so than those giant 80s shoulder pads and leg warmers that have made the rounds. We’re just sayin’ . . .

The danger? Ending up looking like you’re wearing a flapper costume instead of a chic cocktail dress. The key to avoiding that scenario is always pick just one 20s-inspired piece, and pair it with modern details—so, for example, the flapper dress with some sexy strappy heels, rather than the 20s-style t-straps below, (and maybe skip the all-over fringe altogther and opt for a drop waist dress with some fringe detail) or wear the cloche hat with jeans, a t-shirt, pumps, and one of this season’s tailored jackets.

1920s-Inspired Picks We Like, For Less:

Chiffon Trim Flapper Dress, $24, Twelve by Twelve

Cocktail Bowler Hat, $18.80, Forever21

Xhilaration Hinge Clutch (with peacock feather design), $12.99, at Target.

Prima Vacay T-Strap Pump, on clearance $29.94, DSW

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  1. leslied114 says

    The most fun I’ve ever had at a formal/semi-formal event was in college when I wore a flapper dress similar to this.  I danced all night—and I think the dress had everything to do with it since I wanted to do the Charleston all night long.  So excited to see fringe coming back in!

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