I just picked up a new 20’s-inspired dress to wear to our upcoming Speakeasy Party on Saturday (details are here). What do you think? I can’t wait to get the final accessories in later this week and I’ll probably lose the socks. Maybe.
If you plan on coming and also want to dress in the fashions of the 1920s and early 30s, I have a few ideas of things that you can hopefully raid from your own closet. (Or look for in the nearest vintage store like I did.)
So the biggest trend for women was a drop waist dress. Or you can go the other extreme with an empire waist. If you don’t own either styles, look for a sheath-style dress in your closet that doesn’t define your natural waist too much and you’ll be set to go.
Fringe, pearls, feathers, shiny beads, and fur were all very popular, as was detailed lace. Oooo la la!
And of course, shoes! Mary Jane styles were popular, and thankfully for my stability, heels were on the chunky side. The toes of many shoes had a rounded point.
Hats were popular – with either very large brims or as the decade went on, much tighter on the head. Flashy headbands were popular too.
For men, an easy costume would be straight-front pants with a button down shirt and suspenders or a vest that’s completely buttoned. Bow ties and straight ties were both popular.
Perhaps a fedora or boat style hat?
Or go all gangster with a striped suit! A striped, button-down shirt would definitely be in keeping with this look too.
I hope you’re coming and can dress up a bit. Even if you don’t have any 1920’s styles in your closet, come out anyway and enjoy the roulette table, hors d’oeuvres, live music, black jack, and ‘mug shot’ photobooth!