Style Diary: The Roaring Twenties
The 1920s is my absolute favourite style era. The height of glamour, sophistication and the first decade that was truly about the young generation. For me, this was when true style exploded around the world and I was truly excited when a Roaring Twenties themed event came my way.
With the popularity of active dances such as the Charleston, design houses in the 1920s such as Calcot Soeurs and Voisn began to produce clothing that gave its wearer more movement and changed the silhouette to a straighter style. With this in mind, I chose a black sequined sleeveless dress that was a lightweight and a non-restrictive fabric and easy to move around in.
The fashion for feathered accessories during this decade was sparked by the excavation of Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922. The 1920s saw a demand for items that alluded to this ancient culture such as printed fabrics and feathered fans and so a fluffy accessory is essential to a twenties look. To complement the dress I paired it with a plum coloured, marabou feather jacket.
Accessorised with a long necklace, ornate headpiece and pearl bracelets to complete the look; the final touch was classic twenties style makeup. The signature look of the age was big, smokey eyes and deep red berry lips and I couldn’t go wrong with the Urban Decay Smokey Palette and Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lip gloss in Jolie De Vin.
I absolutely loved dressing up for this event and writing my first style post. Clothes and styling are a huge part of me and I’m looking forward to publishing more posts on my personal style soon.