Don’t get in a flapper about that 1920s party, wear Ghost!

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…

1930s style Ghost dress

1930s style statuesque shocking pink gown

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.

1920s look crepe dress

1920s style cranberry crepe dress by Ghost

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
1920s 1930s bias cut dress

Seafoam crepe bias cut Ghost dress

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.

1920s 1930s Ghost dress

ephemeral lilac 1920s 1930s feel dress

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! 

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1970s Mad Men Style

We love 1970s fashion here at SHR and have been excited to watch the latest Mad Men episodes with all that classic 1970s style!

We have loads of gorgeous 1970s maxi dresses, tunics and two pieces, not to mention jackets and knits and of course ponchos in our Etsy Shop! We’ve items that would be perfect for Betty, Joan, Peggy and Megan!

Click the links to browse our 1970s shop section HERE and the 1960s section HERE for super Seventies and late Sixties treats. We’ve got daywear, evening dresses, office wear and something cocktail hour – perfect if you’re mad on Mad Men Fashion!

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Country Living Magazine

I’ve been included in an article in Country Living Magazine!

CountryLivingMagIt’s highlighting women who have turned their passions in life into money making businesses. They thought our story about changing the direction of Second Hand Rose from a physical shop to an online and mobile business was particularly inspiring.

I met the author of the article when I was interviewed at the Hay Literature Festival about our book Wearable Vintage Fashion. She remembered our story and now it’s in this month’s May edition, available to buy now!

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