This is a new thing: an embellished, long-sleeved, high-neck, low-cut, loose-fitting dress which, depending on the size of the fabric it is made of, tends to be called a v-neck dress or a cocktail dress.
I’ve already done one of those, but let’s see if I’m right about the other ones: V-neck dress, cocktail dress, turtleneck, flapper, and all kinds of other silly dress names. It all started in the mid-1930s when the fashion for a dress fitted around your shoulders became the norm. It was called a “turtleneck” back then because of the way, and because it looked like a short sleeved shirt that was pulled up over your shoulders. This was quite fashionable, but not very practical. You were more likely to wear these over a regular-length shirt and the shirt would have to be hemmed to allow you to stand in it.
Then, beginning in 1960, the fashion for a dress that was much like the turtleneck, but with a very low neckline and was tight fitting at the edges, became popular. It became known as a “flapper” dress but it isn’t exactly that. When I see the word “flapper,” I think the word comes from a reference to “flapper dolls” who were made about the same time as the dress. (So it’s a bit old-fashioned to call it a “flapper doll.”)
How long will it run?
Yes, it runs up to the knees, so the actual length is not very long, but if you wear it correctly it won’t show the entire width of your bust at the hips. It looks pretty narrow on your bust at your bottom.
Will my friends want to try anything with a skirt?
Some people wear dresses with skirts, but not all of them do.
It’s possible that some people may make a mistake if they don’t put on the skirt properly, so you might want to have your partner take over if you find your friend doing this with a skirt.
If you do wear a skirt, it should be an inexpensive one. Otherwise, you’d run the risk of looking like a cheap dress.
How can I dress like a flapper dress?
Most of the skirts here have a skirt-like cut (I’d say the “v” skirt is the best one).
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