Trying to evoke a sultry jazz baby look.
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Apparently you can see the outline of the bottom of my girdle from this shot. Not 20s authentic, I know. Ha!
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Hair: faux bob
For once, I’m not wearing a shred of black. Or a shred of 40s, 50s, early 60s, or 80s inspired toughness and rock-and-roll.
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The 20s are not a very strong period represented in my closet. I had a long-standing invitation to attend a 20s themed vintage party for a few months now, and I haven’t gone because I have nothing to wear. I know this is a poor excuse considering I sew, but the 20s aren’t particularly flattering to my figure, and I always feel slightly-too-fat in anything 1920s inspired, so I thought I’d cobble together something and somehow try to make it work.
I had a lot of fun at the party (more on this in a future post), and I definitely want something new to wear now next month, so I’ll probably be wearing something I’ve made in the next one. My next challenge will be finding silhouettes that are evocative of the 20s yet flattering to my not-very-rectangular non-1920s-ideal shape.
The door woman didn’t turn me away when I walked in (there’s a 20s dress code), so I guess it was fine.