1920s themed party - could I wear this?

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Sssloou Fri 18-Jun-21 17:53:14

www.ghost.co.uk/delphine-dress2-df46ca-j35

I would like to buy something that I can wear again and just accessorise for the party....would this work or would I look out of place if everyone was in sequinned flapper dressers?

Any other ideas for a simple dress I could use again?

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Sssloou Fri 18-Jun-21 18:01:41

www.thereformation.com/products/gatsby-dress?color=Ivory&glCountry=GB&glCurrency=GBP&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv9qg3NKh8QIVw-FRCh28OQoOEAQYFiABEgIrgfD_BwE#/

Or something like this in a colour?

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OutrageousFlavourLikeFreesias Fri 18-Jun-21 18:12:10

The first one I think could work as a 1920s look with long beads and a headpiece. The second one looks more 1930s to me, but honestly, will anyone mind all that much if your outfit isn't 100% accurate? If it was me I'd just pick my favourite, make a token effort with accessories and enjoy the night!

DragonDoor Fri 18-Jun-21 18:14:48

The first one is gorgeous, the fabric looks like it would be appropriate for fancy and also an evening out.

Time40 Fri 18-Jun-21 18:20:15

I think the second one looks quite modern. The first one could work, although it does look more 30s than 20s. I wouldn't worry too much, though - it does look quite vintage.

20s evening dresses were usually sleeveless, so you would look even more authentic if you found a sleeveless one.

weegiepower Fri 18-Jun-21 18:21:54

I think you could make both work with the right accessories. The first especially, but both of those are gorgeous dresses!

championthewonderhorse70 Fri 18-Jun-21 18:22:06

Call me a tight arse but I wouldn't be paying that kind of money for a themed party outfit
Try ebay maybe?

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Godmothered Fri 18-Jun-21 18:25:44

The ghost one yes yes yes! It's gorgeous! I'd pair it with a very fancy headpiece but no necklace. It doesn't need it with all the buttons and the shape of it. A good vintage hairstyle and a deep red/burgundy lip.

Maybe something like this?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Natural-Green-Peacock-Feather-Fascinator-Headband-Races-Headpiece-1920s-4803-/142629213723?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

MrsMoastyToasty Fri 18-Jun-21 18:28:11

They look a bit 30s to me. I always associate 20s evening gowns with sequined lace, dropped waistlines and handkerchief hems.

championthewonderhorse70 Fri 18-Jun-21 18:34:20

https://m.lightinthebox.com/p/the-great-gatsby-the-great-gatsby-1920s-costume-women-s-flapper-headband-white-black-golden-red-vintage-cosplay-polyester-sleevelessp6604491.html?currency=GBP&litbb_from=paidadwordss_shopping&sku=136%7C22_288%7C7734991&countryy_code=gb#header_anchor

Standrewsschool Fri 18-Jun-21 18:34:27

Those aren’t particularly 20s to me.

How about these? All from Izabel Lonson.

Standrewsschool Fri 18-Jun-21 18:34:48

Izabel London

Standrewsschool Fri 18-Jun-21 18:35:49

And they’re alto cheaper

dudsville Fri 18-Jun-21 18:50:48

Your first green dress is gorgeous. And i agree with the pp saying just a fancy head peice! I think some of the others linked to on here are cute but obvious whereas your dress looks sophisticated.

Sssloou Fri 18-Jun-21 18:51:13

I’ve been rumbled .... I know/suspect that they are more 30s....

I just love that peacock headpiece @Godmothered

I don’t want my arms out! Or my legs - I am v hourglass ..... and the “athletic” straight, dropped waist flapper dress does absolutely nothing for me....

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Floisme Fri 18-Jun-21 19:03:42

The Ghost dress definitely looks more 30s to me - it's the bias cut. But does it really matter? It's lovely and, if you're rumbled you can just say you were a fashion forward 20s gal.
I'm not as keen on the second one.

Sssloou Fri 18-Jun-21 19:05:37

Would a gold choker / long back necklace (alongside the peacock headdress) swing it?

Bit like this but longer / single strand IYKWIM...

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SirVixofVixHall Fri 18-Jun-21 19:19:16

Both the first dresses are late thirties in shape, nothing like a twenties silhouette.
You need a drop waisted dress, something slender but straight up and down, not ankle length or above the knee.

Godmothered Fri 18-Jun-21 19:27:37

Sssloou

Would a gold choker / long back necklace (alongside the peacock headdress) swing it?

Bit like this but longer / single strand IYKWIM...


I don't think it needs it but it would make it look a little more 20's and it's cute!

Godmothered Fri 18-Jun-21 19:29:02

The issue with 20's theme parties is most of the costumes on the market for that kind of thing are cheap fancy dress costumes and a bit naff. I think your options are very lovely and very classy.

Sssloou Fri 18-Jun-21 19:55:58

Godmothered

The issue with 20's theme parties is most of the costumes on the market for that kind of thing are cheap fancy dress costumes and a bit naff. I think your options are very lovely and very classy.

The flapper shape does me no favours - and I am not a fan of sequins and beading ..... maybe I will present as fashion forward! I have long red hair (best and only feature) - so the green will work well - but I will have to think about how to do it as the flat / tight to the head flapper look looks from grim on me!

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Sssloou Fri 18-Jun-21 20:29:55

www.ghost.co.uk/rosaleen-dress-rose-pink-dc26ca-h41

Or is this more 20s? Either in this rose pink or the champagne?

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BigPyjamas Fri 18-Jun-21 20:34:03

The first green dress is gorgeous. Not 100% 1920s, but beautiful and easily accessorised into a suitable outfit.

Can I also add: hourglass figure, long red hair, gorgeous slinky dress....no one will care that it's isn't an authentic outfit, you'll look knock out!

Buy the dress, buy some beautiful accessories and have a fab time

Floisme Fri 18-Jun-21 20:46:24

The pink Ghost dress also looks more 30s to me. But again i
I think it's lovely. As another poster has said, a lot of fancy dress 20's costumes aren't particularly nice so, unless it's important that you wear something authentic, I think it makes more sense to pick something you feel good in and that you'll wear again.

WeAreTheHeroes Fri 18-Jun-21 20:51:23

MrsMoastyToasty

They look a bit 30s to me. I always associate 20s evening gowns with sequined lace, dropped waistlines and handkerchief hems.

Even day dresses were dropped waist, etc in the 20s.

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