Hello dear readers,
Since always, I've been fascinated by the mysterious flapper look: the make-up, the hair, the way she dressed, the whole look intrigued me.
I also wanted to trying to recreate this atmosphere of the 1920s evening.
in this post below you will see the pictures that I have already made and I really wish to do more pictures inspired but the 1920s (perhaps in daily flapper look), this style is so special and unique that it gives a lot of possibilities.
But first a little explanation about the Flappers for those of you who are perhaps not familiar with this style.
What's exactly a "Flapper" ?
The "Flappers" was the most iconic figure of the 1920s. They was a symbol of the cultural changes and of a youth movement that championed new ideas about womanhood and appropriate female behavior that took place in the United States.
After the Great War, young women were unwilling to return to traditional female roles and resubmit to strict Victorian morality. Instead, they attempted to change the social status of women by embracing modernity and transforming the concept of the ideal woman. They refused to sit back and follow the norm and was the first to start the revolution of women.
However, young women in the 1920s did not just want to look different from their mothers, they wanted to act differently too.
They smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol, listened and danced to jazz music and did new, energetic dances (like the Charleston and the Black Bottom), flirted, drove a car, voted and earned her own money.
A Flapper was a woman who embraced individualism, personal liberty and materialism.
The Flapper look
- After decades of rigid corsets and petticoats, the 1920s was much more relaxed. They rejected the waist-constricting corset and the hourglass figure. The silhouette shifted to a more slender "boyish figure" with a flatter chest and hips, loose-fitting dresses with drop waists and knee-length skirts.
- No more long, luxurious hair for them, Flappers cut off the long hair their mothers had prized, favoring instead the short "bob" or "shingle" cut. They wanted to break free from tradition.
- Accessories included hats, which were still required wear for women, such as the Newsboy cap and the Cloche hat.
Louise Brooks wearing a typical "Cloche" style hat
- Jewelry was obvious and over-the-top for these women, wearing a lot of big, decorative pieces. It was common to layer multiple necklaces for a showy effect, and big pins and brooches came into fashion as well.
- Make-up's new popularity also changed the way it was used; instead of attempting to imitate nature, flappers used cosmetics to create a deliberately unnatural appearance, using lipstick and powder to create small bow mouths and ghostly-pale skin. This was a stark contrast to the pale but healthy and rosy look.
- Afternoon or "tea dresses" were less formal than evening attire and were often adorned with sashes, bows and flowers. Evening gowns were made of more luxurious fabrics like velvet or satin, embellished with beads, rhinestones or a fringe. The evening dresses reflect the fact that people had money.
Here is my interpretation of the Flapper "evening" look with 2 different shootings.
Hope you like it.
Styling by Acid Doll
Dress from Leluxe Clothing
Art deco earrings and Ring by Glitter Paradise
Location: Metropole Hotel Brussels
Hair Accessories and black satin playsuit: Playful Promises
And you, do you enjoy the Flapper look ?