Jump to content
1920's Costume Help Needed.
10 replies to this topic
Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:38 AM
My employer is having a special promotion day, we all have to dress up in 1920's fashion. Trouble is I am over weight with a bit of a tummy so can't imagine anything that won't look ridiculous on me. I am not into fashion and haven't worn a dress in years. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could wear?
Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:48 AM
Wear clothes you are comfortable in and achieve the 'in character' effect with a fabulous 1920s hat (search ebay for 'flapper hat', cloche hat or 1920s hat)
Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:00 AM
I found a few options online here's the links hope it helps
Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:03 PM
What size are you? I have just attended a 1920's party and picked up a great tassel dress on clearance (i'm size 18-20). 1920's are "in" atm so ti is pretty easy to find something. They are pretty flattering to all body types with straight shifts and drop waist dresses with lots of beading or tassels being the fashion. If you don't want a dress, how about dress as a gangster?
Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:09 PM
If dresses aren't your thing you could wear black slacks, white shirt, a tie and a gangsta hat. Pop some makeup on and if you have enough hair wear it in a low pony tail with the ends curled to girlie up the outfit a bit (if that kind of thing worries you)
My sister and I went to an op shop party dressed in mens slacks, shirts and suspender belts, comfiest dress up night ever!
I wish my work had dress up days - have fun
Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:18 PM
I think wide legged pants, a silk blouse and a cloche hat would fit the bill without requiring too much effort. And lots and lots of pearls. If you can be bothered check out a costume shop and you may be able to just hire accessories to set off clothes you already have.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:52 PM
Thanks everyone. I don't mind wearing a dress, just not used to it. It is not so much a 'dress up' day, more that we are trying to commemorate a period in our towns history, so the gansta/flapper style probably isn't going to suit. I tried on a layered dress today at our only costume shop but it was a 16 and I am more an 18-20. It would have been perfect.
At least I have a bit of an idea now, thanks again.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:24 PM
I'd just wear basic black, beads and a headband thing like this:
Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:34 PM
I've just come from watching an episode of 'Boardwalk Empire' and they had a larger lady on that. She was singing in a burlesque type show. Anyway, she was wearing a pretty ordinary shift type dress but had blinged it up with some really long strings of pearls (different lengths I think), a feather boa and a headpiece like the PP posted. From what I can gather from what a lot of them were wearing it's all about the bling! And bright colours!
Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:31 AM
The Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries series is set in the '20s. If you search it on Google images you should get some ideas. Lots of dropped waistlines, long beads, cloche hats or headbands around the forehead.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
It’s mixed in amongst garbled baby talk, but this 10-week-old's apparent attempt at telling her parents that she loves them has made her an internet star.
To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement. Everywhere I went I found cause to be reminded of my impending pain.
One mum says joy is very a personal feeling and expecting all new mums to feel it in the months after their baby born may do more harm than good.
Blogger Kiran Chug explains why she is going to let her toddler make more decisions for himself.
The Silverton family has heard the phrase "it's a girl" for the first time in four generations.
In future when someone I care for, or even someone I barely know, is experiencing a difficult time, I will not overthink it. I'll follow my heart.
Jac Bowie is the founder of Business in Heels, one of the fastest growing women’s networking events in Australia. She shares her story, including how she juggles work with a young family, and ways to work smarter.
Being a mum of identical twin boys stirs up great interest and fascination. It also opens itself up to nosy, invasive questions, as well as huge assumptions.
A mother-of-five who calls her two youngest sons "miracle babies" is just one of many mums seeking financial compensation for their children's unplanned conceptions.
It's a gorgeous song to begin with, but this dad's version of Hallelujah, sung for his young daughter, is especially touching.
While starting solids can be frustrating and messy (yet also fun!), introducing solids can also play havoc on tiny digestive systems.
A mother whose newborn baby was snatched from hospital has spoken of her joy and relief at getting her daughter back.
Are bumpies - bump selfies - really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind"?
Acknowledging that motherhood isn't a bed of roses – to begrudge lack of time, sleep, money and spontaneity – is sacrilegious and a no-no, especially by mother superior-types.
A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.
Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.
Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.
Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.
I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.
When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.
As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.
Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.
Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.
Are bumpies really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind", as one writer has claimed?
We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)
We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.