Monday, May 19, 2014


Love the Gatsby influence still lingering in everything from head wear to lace?  Drawing inspiration from the 20s look is looking at all those small details. While it was a time of change and freedom from corsetry lending to simpler silhouettes, there was an intricacy in jewelry and love of intricate hand detail on clothing. 
Hair by Rachel Gardea
 If you're trying to get as close as you can to authenticity and your hair is long, try wearing it in a styled chignon like the one above. A hairstylist knows how to add rolls and deep waves. If your hair is short get it going into a Bob. Great hairstyling lays the perfect canvas for adding just the right headpiece or veil.
 * Veils and hats tended to be worn across or low on the forehead as in the images above.
* The 1920's was the decade of the dropped waist that sat either on the hips or fell into no waistline at all found in the shift and chemise styles. 
*Zero in on accessories that polish off your look like long ropes of pearls you can tie, knotted or fringed shawls and cloche hats.Add some long white gloves for an elegant look . . . .
* Look for beautiful detailing and workmanship.  While the standard 1920s silhouette didn't flatter every shape of woman it was an era known for incredible detailing on clothing such as intricate smocking and hand embroidery, lace insets, pleats, draping, etc. 
*Study the era.  Watch shows like Boardwalk Empire or rent DVDs of House of Elliot and/or Downton Abbey. The costuming and set design in these productions is magnificent.
All gowns and head wear by Amy-Jo Tatum


Ashley said...

Love the twenties influence in fashion--these are stunning

miss b said...

I love the 20s influence. Just so refreshingly different from so many gowns we see nowadays. I especially like all the delicate lace detail.

SA Weddings said...

Love 20's dresses!