1920s Fashion: The Ultimate Guide to Twenties Style


Here’s a debate for your fashion clique: the 1920s—fashion’s greatest decade? The S/S 18 collections may be paying homage to a 1980s style revival, while nostalgia for the best (and worst) trends of the nineties and noughties refuses to rest. But when it comes to the revolutionary power and decadent style of Gatsby-era fashion, you just can’t deny the allure of all that freedom-fuelled razzle-dazzle.

Flapper dresses with string pearls, feather boas and cloche hats (worn without a hint of irony), Chanel’s then-radical androgynous “garçonne” silhouette; it was a time of wild abandon, empowering new cuts, shorter hemlines and unabashed party dressing. Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford and Zelda Fitzgerald (née Sayre) ruled the style scene, and we’re only just getting started on why this is the decade our wardrobes should be really celebrating.

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