The Roaring 20's
1920's: Modern Vintage
T. Babaton RYAN WOOL COAT ($250 - aritzia.com), Mercedes Dress ($125 - boutiqueonze.ca), Uniqlo Women Crochet Hat ($15 - uniqlo.com), Sofft Fiona in Chianti ($119 - shoeline.com), Jessica Simpson Bow Cloche ($37 - piperlime.gap.com), Pearl Chiffon Swag Necklace ($9.50 - wetseal.com),You've Got a Fringe Dress ($65 - modcloth.com), Bella Vita Cindy ($97 - shoeline.com), Leopard print angora beret ($17 - dorothyperkins.com), Lapel Neck Wool Cape Coat ($109 - udobuy.com), Mocha sequin embellished dress ($79 - dorothyperkins.com), Sofft Farra in Blush Black ($110 - shoeline.com)
From fringed frocks to oversized coats, the roaring 20's is a style that will always re-appear in the fashion world. Although when one thinks of the 1920's fashion, bold and daring pieces come to mind: The black fringed flapper dress, feather boa's, bob haircuts, long silk gloves and nilon tights. In the modern world, this cliche 20's look is often thought of as burlesue-like or used as halloween costumes. However, there are certain pieces of 1920's fashion that are have been revived into modern fashion, being presented on the runway in a more subtle, romanticized way. Instead of the typical flapper dress, we may see the use of fringe in crop tops or short skirts. Fringe is now usually added to more fitted pieces as opposed to the frock style dresses of the 1920's. Frock dresses have been revived in modern fashion as well, however, today's frock dress is presented without overstated embellishmenst such as fringe, sequins, or feathers. Instead these modern-day frocks are simple, light, and plain, only representing the roaring 20's look in size and shape. The 1920's outerwear has also made a revival in modern day. Oversized peacoats and pillbox hats are a common 20's style feature seen on the runway. However, where the 20's style outerwhere was fitted and with many buttons, the modern take on this vintage look created by keeping the peacoat less fitted and giving it a shawl-like visage. Another modern take on the peacoat would be to add fur lining, a long slit on the bottom, and/or adding a hood. These changes keep the 1920's style subtly alive, while creating a new refreshing and modernized look.