|A photo of the original Boardwalk – older then the 1920s, but you get the idea|
I love Sunday. Sunday is the day of period dramas … Pan Am, Downton Abbey, and Boardwalk Empire.
Despite last week’s episode of “Boardwalk” being completely disturbing, I’m willing to forgive HBO for its freaky-deaky-ness. Just no more please.
Since it’s only 4 pm here, and Boardwalk doesn’t come on for me until later, I’ll get all excited by posting some of my favorite 1920s flapper gowns, to follow up my post about dancing the Charleston yesterday.
These are from my Pinterest “1920s” board – notes are there.
StephCDecember 12, 2011 at 4:02 AM
Oooooh. I like the white-to-aqua and the white-to-rose the best. Very pretty, thank you!
MrsC (Maryanne)December 12, 2011 at 4:15 AM
Gosh, the fourth down aside, seeing these exquisitely beaded sackettes really brings home how dramatic the change in fashion was over a very short space of time. Such a huge revolution!
Jenn VDecember 12, 2011 at 4:58 PM
I've been following your blog for about a year now – (thoroughly enjoy it) – and now I'm throwing a speakeasy themed party at the museum where I work. All of these 1920s posts that you've been doing are fantastic – for my own party research and to inspire our guests. So Thanks!
KittyKattDecember 13, 2011 at 5:48 AM
I'm planning to make a beaded gown with a velvet coccoon jacket (a la Erte), "just because". I might enter it for competition if we ever have a Costume Con up here in Seattle, but mostly it would be fun to wear to the Silent Movie Mondays at our lovely Paramount theater.
Lauren RDecember 13, 2011 at 6:21 AM
These are fun huh? I'm glad to gals enjoyed them 🙂 KittyKatt, send me a link when you get your costume done, 'cuz I want to see!
CassidyDecember 15, 2011 at 8:37 PM
I *love* Boardwalk Empire so much. But now the saeason is over. 🙁
I love the fourth dress you posted – sometimes it seems like people forget that everything in the 1920s wasn't shapeless! (Of course, BE doesn't, because they do meticulous costume research at FIT.)
Lauren RDecember 16, 2011 at 9:19 AM
I didn't know BE did the research at FIT, but I've been drooling over their wardrobe since episode 1, and knew it was very correct. It's nice to see a show set in the 20s NOT put every woman in a beaded mini dress, and every guy in a black pinstripe zoot suit.
I'm already hungry for the next season!