Hold your head high. You’re in the roaring twenties and you’re not afraid of anything. Unabashedly one of the most decadent and historically intriguing time periods, the 1920s were a time of great parties and great dancing. In our second installment on this glorious era of a miniscule 9 years will give you the best in flapper accessories. Without further ado, let us take you back in time.
The Cloche Hat: The Twenties would be nothing without the small and fitted cloche hats that paired so well with the short flapper haircut. Made with a decided boyishness and then glittered with jewels, beads, feathers, and flowers, the French-inspired cloche remains in our minds as a definition of the era. Imagine one of these flapper accessories with your next 1920’s outfit and be sure you’re authentic from head to toe.
Draped Decadent Jewels: Before the Great Depression, there was this era of great wealth. Whether you were a working girl or married to royalty, you wore necklaces to accent your style. When choosing these flapper accessories, focus on the long draped jewels and pearls. As if you were positively drenched in wealth, the flapper style was never boring or lacking in appeal.
: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. There was never too much adornment in the twenties. To capture a bracelet, focus on a singular chain and a few charms. While the Edwardian clasps were still quite popular, the chains and charms were a modern match to the draped necklaces in flapper accessories.
Head Adornments: The Twenties were also a time of new and unique adornments on the crown. With the boyish cut hair and a focus on the less structured and easy-cut clothing, women in this era turned to beautiful headdresses to continue femininity. Headbands encrusted with gems and beads, mysterious birdcage caps, and draped flapper accessories for effect. For the flapper style wedding, or just for fun, little extras like this will take your 1920’s outfit into the stratosphere.
Elegant Earrings: Unlike later eras, the flapper accessories in earrings didn’t change drastically. Girls in this era stuck with classic stud or simple and elegant earrings. While many other jewels were being added elsewhere, the earring (showcased more by the boyish haircut) would have been too much for the fun-loving flapper.
Like the Wild West, the Roaring Twenties were a short time historically that left the taste and glory of the times oh-so-effortlessly in our heads. Like a heavy flame, the era burned brightly enough that we still emulate and adorn ourselves with elements from this era. Flapper accessories should be decadent, fitted, and made with true love of all things vintage. Next week, we will conclude this series with full flapper outfits…so stay tuned!