Drop It Like It's Hot, 1920s Style

If I could be reborn into any fashion era, I would probably pick the 1920s! With its free-spirited and sparkly vibe, it's no surprise that the Roaring 20s is a popular theme for holiday parties. The easiest (and admittedly, super-fun) way to look like you stepped out of a Gatsby party is to don the iconic fringed flapper dress. But if you want to up the ante and not look as costumey, here are some other ideas on how to channel the era:

1. Drop-waist: The 1920s introduced the drop-waist silhouette. Featuring a longer torso and shorter skirt, the looser fit takes the focus off your waistline. Instead, it lets you flaunt your arms, legs, and chest.

2. On the Fringe: Rather than head-to-toe fringe, why not shimmy your way into a skirt?

3. Beautiful baubles: You can never go wrong with a long, classic string of pearls. The 1920s also featured fun Art Deco jewelry. What exactly constitutes "Art Deco"? Well. . .look for bright colors, gemstomes, and geometric shapes to fit in with the Gatsby crew. Add drama with a beaded headband, sequin clutch, or chic cloche hat.

4. Fancy Feet: Dance the night away in a pair of feminine t-strap heels! Look for vintage details like bows or cutouts. A smart pair of oxfords also great if you're going for a more casual look.

Check out my 1920s look:
Dress: Bar III; Cardigan: Gap; Tights: Hue; Oxfords: Urban Outfitters; Hat: Vintage (family heirloom)
The waistline is a couple of inches below my natural waist, and the skirt has pockets!
To drop it like it's hot when it's actually freezing, add some thick tights and a sweater!
This hat belonged to my grandma, who roared in the 1920s!


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