Bristol Saint Vintage: Wearable 1920's Styles

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Wearable 1920's Styles

This year the trend for 1920's clothing and accessories has inspired designers (Ralph Lauren S/S 2012), high street and fashion magazines all over. With the  release of remake 'The Great Gatsby' now having been moved to May 2013 (I thought it felt like we've been waiting forever!) the trend for 1920's clothing is sure to stay for another few seasons. 
When people think of the 1920's, they instantly think flapper dresses, cropped marcel waved hair and t-bar mary janes. There are however, other nod's to the 1920's that you can incorporate into your wardrobe without looking like your going to a fancy dress party! For example wearing a statement glasses in the day or earrings on your night out, so forget about Prohibition and add a touch of 1920's glamour to your life!


1920's Black Round Glasses
THAYEReyewear, Sold

Alexa Chung

Headpieces and Barettes

Inspiration for a Great Gatsby Wedding
White + White

Inspired by a 1920's Brooch
Antique Crystal Barette

Not for the fainthearted!
Beautiful Beaded Headpiece
Merchant Archive, Sold

(Faux) Fur

Faux Fur Coat Details and 1920's Style Hat
Jade taken from Bristol St Vintage Street Style pages

Faux Fur Trim Tweed Coat


1920's Revival 
1960's Sequin Bag by Bristol St Vintage £8

Pewter Sequin Cowl Back Dress

For if you win the Lottery!
Original 1920's Beaded Dress


Black Velvet Dress

Original 1920's Velvet Dress

Tea Dresses

Original 1920's Tea Dress
Adorevintage £82.02

 Alot of these items are original 1920's vintage but as there was a 1920's revival in the 1950's/1960's you can find elements of 1920's design in reproductions for half the price or less! Although it is tempting to resort to the high street to find what your looking for, remember buying vintage is good for the environment and more often than not, supports independent businesses! 


Bright Young Things
Stephen Fry

Singing In The Rain
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

The Artist
Michel Hazanavicius

Some Like It Hot
Billy Wilder

The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrman