20’s Accessories to Rock Today
The roaring 20’s was a time of innovation when it came to women’s fashion and accessories. Not only were women becoming more bold and daring, but they desired to feel beautiful, sexy, and take risks in the name of beauty. Lionesse is here to provide you with some helpful tips and ideas in terms of rocking some 1920’s accessories in today’s modern world, and tell you how you can do it and make it work. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular accessories, and let us tell you how it’s done.
Cloche hats are the epitome of 20’s accessories, and any woman who wants to get a 20’s based look needs to have one or two in their arsenal. Cloche means ‘bell’ in French, and seems fitting due to the style and design of the hat. These hats would frame the face, which was in turn why many women opted for incorporating a short bob haircut specific to the hat itself during this era. However, nowadays, women don’t need to go to those extremes – cloche hats look fabulous no matter the length of your hair. They are available in a variety of color schemes, so be sure to indulge in one for yourself to tie your look together.
Gloves were an essential for any lady leaving the house back in the 20’s. Back in those days, most women wore a pair of white gloves. Today, there are many variations of the style. You can opt for white, plain silk gloves that go to about wrist length to get the look, or even choose a modernized lace style or fingerless lace style to keep it modern while resurrecting the look of the past.
Art Deco Jewelry
Art deco was hugely popular in the 1920’s. If you’re able, opt for something like a very long string of white pearls, something no woman could be without in the 20’s. Coco Chanel made waves – and not in a good way – during the 20’s when she paired a very long pearl necklace along with a tweed suit. You can also opt for things such as jade, turquoise, and ruby jewelry as well, as these were very in style during this time.
Mary Janes or T-Strap Shoes
The shoes of the day back in the 20’s were a very sturdy buckled or t-strap style shoe. No woman would leave the house without them – they were the type of shoes women would choose to wear on a daily basis. Opt for a basic Mary Jane shoe style, or choose a modernized t-strap style to complement your look. Pair these with some seamed pantyhose for a totally vintage look.
Parasols just scream femininity, and they are becoming more and more popular in today’s modern times than they have been for decades. Parasols, in essence, are intricately designed, beautiful paper umbrellas in which women would use when strolling down the street. They used them to keep the sun off of their faces, and it was also a staple accessory that every woman just needed to have. Give one a try the next time you’re out and about walking down Main Street – and you just might get a lot of compliments on it!
Beaded handbags are an absolute must have accessory for a true vintage 20’s look. They could be likened to the art deco style of the era. Opt for those with a very thin shoulder strap and plenty of beads, or black, plain styled handbags with a cinched closure top. These handbags were typically far smaller than were the purses and handbags we see today, as women typically only tossed a few cosmetic products into their purse such as their powder compacts and lipstick, and a money purse as well.