Vintage Dresses 1920’s
Small Quizz to define your personal vintage style by Lesja Gonchar
It is well known that if you have money or are in the public eye, you need to have your own personal designer or a stylist. But once upon a time, it used to be a stereotype, which is why I will never ever stop admiring Gwen Stefani. I mean look at her, she is a world-renown celebrity, has her personal style yet she seems to be her own style consultant.
The only thing a lady needs to know before venturing on a quest to choosing her very own style is her figure…flaws. Using you’re the figure flaws, coupled with a little bit of your own personality and flair, you can decide which style to choose.
Now let’s look at Red Carpet and World Runways Shows. What is the first thing you notice? Vintage and I bet you didn’t even know that!
Drew Barrymore along with another Charlie’s Angel, Cameron Diaz, sometimes looks like stars of the 70’s-80’s epoch. The trick is that Drew makes her silhouette smoother with 70’s inspired gowns and Cameron oftentimes uses V-neck tops.
Looking at Sarah Jessica Parker reminds you of the romantic 50’s. She prefers crinoline skirts and dresses that focus on the waist. Nowadays, you will more often than not, living celebrities using vintage style rather than contemporary shapes of clothes.
But beyond the red carpet and runway glamour there are few tricks that I will now share with you to choose special trends of the vintage variety.
First estimate your shape: hips, waist, height, shoulder and neckline.
- Small hips, small waist and marked shoulder line make your upper body triangle- shaped.
- Big hips, small waist and small shoulder line refer to pear-shaped bodies.
- Big hips, small waist and deep shoulder line mean you have an hourglasses figure.
- If hips, waist and chest line are equal then you have a rectangular-shaped body.
- Refer to the bullet points above to discover your own style.
If you have hourlass, triangle or pear-shaped body, you may choose one of the following styles:
- 40’s Pinup with extra accent on the waist. In case of triangle body you can also choose a deep dÃ©colletÃ© line. If you are “a pear” you can choose the same shape but with tiny puffy sleeves to make your shoulders a little bit more proportional.
- 30’s style gowns and costumes with pants. If you have a round butt then you may wear 30’s inspired pants with jackets. And the jackets should fall below the the widest part of your hips. Again triangle shaped gals can choose 30’s inspired gowns with deep neckline. Pear shaped can use romantic 30’s dresses with light batwing-shaped sleeves.
- 1920’s style dresses. In most cases dresses inspired with Charleston and Flapper dancers can be suitable for all three types. Pears should remember that among these models you will find dresses that flatten the chest so first check the model carefully and make sure it fits your figure.
- You can also use 50’s romantic crinoline skirts with the accent on the waist. Again, pear-shaped gals should choose a special top with the sleeves to enlarge the shoulder line. Triangular should prefer v-line tops to the others.
If you have rectangular-shaped body:
- You may choose a 20’s inspired dress, especially if you have a huge bust line.
- Because your waistline is not marked considerably you can choose jackets with shoulder pads like what the girls of 80’s wore.
- You should wear low necklines, sleeveless dresses and tops 30’s style tops. The more layers there are the better, as they help improve the silhouette.
- You may wear dresses with wrapped waistlines or ones that visually enlarge your hipline, adding accessories such as scarves around the hips. One example may be the safari style of 40’s.
- Choose flat front pants. They will reveal your flat belly and give the illusion of having a gorgeous waist. The 70’s were the peak of wide leg trousers with a flared front.
These pieces of advice are as old as the world of fashion. But if you are creative enough and want to show your personality from a different point of view, you can create the new forms in gowns and reveal them to the world.
About the Author
Lesja Gonchar (Origiginally Lesya Gonchar) was PR Marketeer at WorkforceTrack. Then she got interested in fashion trends especially in the non-mainstream ones. Most interested in vintage styles and Halloween styles.
She dedicates this article to her grandgranny who herself was a tailor.
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