It’s so much fun to dress in the 1920s as a flapper. You can be your own flapper and dress the right way, the way everyone else wants you to.
What you’ll need:
A hat from the 1930s and 1940s, you can find it at any discount department store. You could also use ones from other eras, but most fashion shops don’t carry them. I prefer those from the 1940s, especially if you want the kind of hat we used, which was a round floppy hat you would wear over a dress.
This will allow you to wear a flapper hat (or a round-headed hat on top of a dress) and a long straight-sided skirt, which we wore for our 1920s photo shoot.
The second part of making a dress like a flapper is to find a corset in the 1930s that fits you comfortably and allows you to wear your skirt and hat. If you go shopping around in the 1930s market, you will find lots of corsets to choose from, as well as different types of lace, elastic, buttons, corsets, etc.
If you don’t see a model in a corset, then go through any of your vintage photos and choose an outfit that represents your look for both the 1930s and 1940s (we chose dresses, which would be ideal in our photo shoot).
For the corset, we started with two different types of lace that I’ve always been obsessed with and that are still around today: lace from the 1930s and lace from the 1940s. While I’ve read about these types of lace and used them on our photo shoot, I didn’t find a lot more information about how to buy these types of lace.
The first lace I searched for on Google is called Dorset lace and it’s been around since 1900. It is called a Dorset lace as it resembles a dress with a dolman in one piece. I think it was designed as a more formal alternative to the more traditional corset and the long and narrow look, which is what we got for our photo shoot. If you can find the type of dolman you would like to use, you’ll need to find a Dorset in that type as well. If you find a Dorset lace that matches the type you want to use, that would be even better 🙂
From our search I found the Dorset dolman that worked very well
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