TIPS FOR CREATING A 1920s LOOK
*If you're trying to get as close as you can to authenticity and your hair is long, wear it in a styled chignon. A hairstylist will know how to add dramatic rolls and Marcelling (deep waves). If your hair is short try to get it going into a Bob. Again, a good hairstylist can Marcelle or style it to really look like you've been time traveling through the 20s. Also 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 some of the images above.
* The 1920s was the decade of the dropped waist that sat either on the hips or fell into no waistline at all as you'll find 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.
* Look for beautiful workmanship. Though the standard silhouette didn't flatter every shape of woman in the 1920s it was indeed an era known for incredible detailing on clothing such as intricate smocking and hand embroidery, lace insets, pleats, draping, etc.
*Really study out 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 spot on and spectacular.
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