The most popular eras we are asked for at the moment are the 1920s and 1930s. People are hosting flapper 21st parties, Downton Abbey themed anniversary celebrations and Great Gatsby weddings and the dress code at the bottom of the invite can really stump people!
️Original dresses from the 20s and 30s can be delicate, expensive and difficult to source so we like to think a little outside the box to dress to impress. The British brand Ghost is perfect for this…
Ghost was started by Tanya Sarne in 1984 and uses vintage look fabrics such as viscose and georgette in vintage influenced designs. Using ️classic shapes that flatter most body shapes and wearable fabrics Ghost has become a design standard of its own that’s stood the test of time.
The above dress is bias cut crepe viscose with embroidery and a frilly shawl collar, all features key to 20s styles, click Here to see more pictures, or click any of the pictures to see our Ghost selection on sale now.
When putting together a 20s or 30s look heres a few things to look for;
- BIAS CUT fabric is cut diagonally along the grain to change its nature to slighty stretch and hug the bodies curves
- LUXURIOUS FABRICS drapey, sleek fabrics like silk, satin and fine cottons and crepes
- EMBELLISHMENT beading, embroidery, sequins and fringing, they loved to ‘guild the lily’ when it came to evening and formal wear
This sheath dress above is a good example of bias cutting and has the sexy figure hugging look, like a lady has been ‘poured into her dress’ as said by famous 1920s fashion designer Fortuna.
So if you’ve been invited to a vintage themed event rather than look directly on the high street, look out for these pre loved beauties by Ghost that will stand up to a night of shimmying and not end up in shreds on the dance floor!