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The 1920s saw a drastic change in women’s lives after WW1 and was reflected through a period of excess and liberation. Drinking (thanks prohibition), dancing and
The female form was celebrated, clearly outlined in gowns of thin, tactile silks. The bias cut clung to every curve (because women are curvy), shoulders and backs were exposed – evening gowns were sensual delights, displaying yet concealing the form simultaneously. The Art Deco influence was strong in the 1930s with many dresses reflecting this art and design movement.
Bette Davis and Elizabeth Taylor
All these economic and social changes had a significant impact on clothing and the pace of fashion in our country. Designers were bold with colors and prints selecting a color or pattern and building the rest of the design around it. Designers played with shape, infusing personality into the design. And of course, balance. Dressing such big personalities, designers had to focus when so many elements were vying for attention. Design should never upstage the person, although it often did just that.
Art Deco Inspired Designs
Modern women can't help but be inspired by Hollywood heroines and their seemingly effortless senses of style. The good news is that you don't have to be an Elizabeth or Marilyn to design your vibe like a silver screen icon. All you need is a bit of high drama in your approach to life and some bold and brassy color on your lips or walls. Embrace your savvy style and be a force to be reckoned with. Cheers!