Monday, November 22, 2010

Evening Dresses - 1925

Later this week, the holiday party season begins. Have you been invited to one, two, or more soirees? This week and next, we'll look at evening wear through the decades. I hope you'll be inspired to dress up and make a lasting impression on your fellow party-goers. Let's all end 2010 with some glamour, OK?

In the 1920s evening dresses are mid-calf in length and hang straight from the shoulders to the hem. The waistline is dropped and evening dresses are normally sleeveless. Delicate silk chiffons and crepes abound, often decorated with lace or elaborate beading. Enjoy these looks from 1925.


A beaded silk dress is worn with a dramatic feathered headpiece.

Lucien Lelong navy silk trimmed in lace at the skirt and flowers at the dropped waist.

Sheer gold lace and tulle float over a silk crepe underslip.

This dress has an elaborate beaded bird on the front and fringe at the hem.

Jean Patou adorns the skirt of this dress with flowers
and ropes of the same flowers hang from one shoulder.

Is the 1920s your decade of choice?

4 comments:

Sunshine said...

20s dresses are my favorite! That Patou is divine.
The first lady isn't wearing a feather headdress - that's her hair. That's what marcel waves look like brushed all the way out.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Glad you like the pics Sunshine. The caption on that first photo said the headress was feathers, but I suppose it could be her hair.

Erin said...

I love 1920s looks. As a bigger girl I always feel like not accentuating my waist makes me look frumpy, but thin ladies do these styles wonderfully. How nice it would be to sew these straight seams and then spend your energy on fun trims and accessories!

puddin said...

I like the 20's because women started feeling less confined with undergarments that must have been soooo uncomfortable! (But it isn't my favorite decade.)

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