Around 1926, the quintessentially 20s “flapper” look became extremely popular. This look was characterized by shorter hemlines that rose up to reveal the knee, loose skirts, boxy silhouettes, and a flattened chest. Hairstyles also became shorter, more boyish and often included an embellished headband. Corsets were tossed aside for a less restricting style that also made dancing easier. Women had short hair and often wore cloche hats and Mary Jane buckle strap shoes.
At new York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Milly and Tory Burch were just a few of the names returning to the romanticism of this decade. Ralph Lauren revisited “The great Gatsby” in his spring collection, which was delicate, romantic and 1920s-themed. Optic white menswear suits, luxe liquid-like fabrics and Deco beading were all part of Lauren’s re-imagining of 1920s style. with Baz Luhrmann’s remake of “The great Gatsby”, starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Carey Mulligan, slated for a 2012 release, Gatsby fashion fever is only going to grow. Marc Jacobs closed the curtain on fashion week with a dance hall theme that confirmed some trends for spring and created new ones with a mix of cellophane effects and drop-waist dresses.
Dress and sweater waistlines are falling away from empire and mid-waist styles, while fringes and feathers are being incorporated into the necklines of outerwear, and cloche hats are expected to be worn over bobbed hair. 1920s vintage fashion is back, and we couldn’t be happier. It’s one of the most flattering looks for the Indian body type — whether well-rounded or pear-shaped, and can be put together with pieces from your grandma’s closet combined with modern boutique offerings.
Recreate 1920s make-up
-Using a damp sponge, foundation brush or your fingers, apply foundation that is two tones lighter. Face make-up during the 1920s was very fair, making the girl’s complexion light. if you have fair skin, don’t darken it with bronzer.
-Set your face make-up with a translucent powder. Apply it with a powder brush. if necessary, apply more than one layer. the end result should be matte with no visible sheen.
-Apply a nude or champagne colored eye shadow to your lids. Since the make-up of the time was fairly nude, keep the eye shadow simple.
-Apply a thin layer of black eyeliner to your eyelid. Liquid eyeliner will give you the thinnest line. Make sure you only line your upper lash line.
-Curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler. Follow up with two coats of black mascara.
-Line your lips with a dark red or reddish brown lip liner. Apply a red wine-colored lipstick to your lips. the lips should look dark, almost gothic. Blot your lipstick with a tissue. if you want a darker color, apply black lip gloss over your lipstick.