Vintage Style: 1930s Party Outfit

Welcome to the second installment in our vintage inspired party looks seriesToday we look at the 1930s.

The 1930s were an interesting decade.  Despite the dire financial situation of the time there was a return to ladylike style and glamour in the evening wear of this decade.  Hemlines came down from the flapper style seen in the 20s.  Metallic fabrics and bead work were the rage.  The art deco trend started in the decade prior remains a key design inspiration for jewelry, clothing, art and home decor.

One inspiration for the party looks below came from George Cukor’s The Women (1939).  This film provides such an interesting look into women’s role in society and their relationships with each other during that time.  The fashions alone make it worth a watch.  Look at the range of fabulous styles in these publicity shots.

 
Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell
Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell in The Women 

Cast of The Women on set, 1939

Elegant 1930’s inspired party outfit

1930s party outfit

Vintage Style: 1920s Party Outfit

As we near then end of November and prepare to enter the final month of 2012 we all have one thing on our minds…parties!

1920s party outfitWell that may not be entirely true but it does seem to be the season for soirees and what better excuse do you need to show off your vintage inspired outfits than a party.  Let’s kick things off with the Roaring Twenties.  Flappers were the original party girls and they’ve left us with an abundance of fashion inspiration. 

This is just one outfit inspired by the 1920s.  Depending on how retro you want to go you can add or take away elements.  Accessories are the easiest way to add some vintage flair to a modern outfit.  Think t-strap or ankle strap pumps, art deco inspired jewelry, strings of pearls and feathered or jeweled headpieces. 

Next up the 1930s!