All that Jazz

1-12 Full 1-12 Detail 1-12 BackAnn Taylor Feather Hem Dress (similar here)  Diamond Accented Onyx Ring – Macy’s  Vintage Diamond Tennis Bracelet & Chandelier Earrings (similar here & here)  Jeweled Pumps by Carrano (sold at Piperlime, similar here) Vintage Kodak Browine Junior Camera sold here

The simplicity of the 1920’s has appeared in the historical theatrical film depiction of The Great Gatsby, which showcased glam and prevailing glitz. Women of the roaring era displayed such style of wealth out on the town, conversing over dinner a swanky club or taking in a night at the opera. Special occasions were best attended showcasing the extravagant attire accompanied by the shimmer of designer accessories.

Despite the winter months baring arms among legs became a modest persisted. From front rounded necklines that came rather high to the low cut backs which plunged low, some reaching the waist line. Women of this era garnished the finest jewels, beads, crystal headdresses and lavish shawls. In the year of 1925 the debut of fringe and feathers accented the standard form of attire for show girls. I find the movement of fringe and feathers adds a playful youth to the stereotype ‘Flapper Dress’, providing a Chicago chic sense of style.1-12 MiddleWith a decade consumed with all-night celebrations which included song, dancing and an abundance of liquor. The goal of creating simultaneous sophistication with a shimmer of sex appeal depended on the individual, with an outcome that can be lavished during an elegant dinner for two.  When choosing a comparable ensemble of the 1920s, modern day designers have produced garments that clone the luxurious velvet, silk, satin and chiffon fabrics. Gold and silver were prime eye catching choices with black being desired for evening wear, thanks to iconic designer Coco Chanel.  Live life as they had with opulence, sumptuousness, decadence, and all that jazz.

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