THE ROARING 20s
In Your 20’s
Flapper dresses translated in to modern day disco wear was seen as Marc Jacobs and is ideal for women in their 20s who want to do the flapper without the vintage feel. Look for drop waist dresses in unusual modern fabrics and materials that epitomise 2012 such as clear plastics and sequins. Play and experiment with a variety of trends combined, such as a 1920s tomboy with a sports-luxe spearmint pastel sweatshirt teamed with a cloche hat and ruched pencil skirt.
In Your 30s
Rather than go literal with the 1920s, simply reference art deco beading with a tee, vest or jacket rather than a full flapper dress. Use silk dresses or vests and feather accessories to create a modern version of the luxury of the roaring 20s and team with jeans to create a unique, modern look with a luxe vintage feel. If you’re feeling brave and want to create a look with a relaxed lounge feel, try a pajama silk style pant, which was a popular in the jazz age, inspired by the Olsen Twin’s designer label, The Row.
In Your 40s
Away from the glamour of the 20s, a strong sports element associated with the 1920s was to be all over the runways as the flapper girl was always associated as being fit and healthy as Coco Chanel popularised tanned skin in the era. So whether influenced by 2012’s Olympics or the 1920’s tennis-chic long city shorts are big for ss12 in the form of a summer suit.
Tip for All Ages
Feathers and fringing add sheer indulgence to your look and evoke that 20s glam and flirty retro feel. Go for column or flapper dresses entirely covered with soft feathers seen at Oscar De La Renta and Marchesa or a more subtle finishing touch at the hems of skirts. Easily update last year’s bag by adding feathers in the style of a bag charm or wear one of the many gorgeous feathered headbands available on the high street to instantly revive your look.