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I would love to see you dissect the costumes of downton abbey. It spans from about 1914-1932, and the costumes make a gradual change. I think they did a really good job, but I’d be interested to know what you think.
The majority of people don't care about anything being historically accurate when having a party... As it's a party. The majority of people just want to look sexy and have fun. Costumes are a modern exaggerated and light-hearted approach of historical fashion
Thank you so much for this video!!! I started my Starlet Series for this exact reason. Everyone thinks they have to wear finger waves for 20’s looks...I’m up to 1924 and nary a finger wave has entered the picture! Lol. So I’m definitely referencing this in the info box for every 20’s look I do from now on...mwah!!!!
I remember some time ago, I was in a vintage forum, and I was fat shamed by a flapper-lover (now I understand more the way of dressing, but fat shaming is not ok on any era). Being very curvy and big breasted, living in the 20's probably would have been pretty problematic to me (even with the strongest corset).
It depends on what 1920's dresses you're talking about. The drop waist was very very popular. The "modern" woman would wear a drop waist dress with little makeup. Most people assume the dresses were like Josephine Baker's dresses. She was a dancer, though. Not everyone was a dancer and people don't understand that. Dancers' knees did show, but that wasn't everyone.
I am wondering why on earth youtube recommended this video to me? For an extremely pale girl, you're kinda funny. That's a plus but aside from that why in hell or heaven should I listen to 20 minutes lecture about women fashion in the 1920s and then buy an overpriced pin, which a kid in China probably made for 25 cents at your order? Not to mention people talk if they see me with the pin.
They think I am an accomplice in child labor in China.
Oh, you hurt my feelings so much by calling me a pale woman! How could you!
Try harder woman. Oh, I forgot, your brain is too small and you can't do funny anyway. My bad lol
SJW much? see? You are just proving me more and more right. You see no joke because you got no sense of humor. Yawn anyway. Go watch some Amy Schummer, she is your kind of "funny". If I didn't answer anymore, consider me bored.
+dude There was no joke. There was sexist remark, and judging people by their looks. I'm ok with sexist jokes and jokes about appearience... but I guess you yourself must be a pale woman, if you think you made any joke here. : c
To anyone reading, If you ever need to find 20s shoes, just search character shoes made for musical theatre actors/dancers. You can find some on amazon pretty cheap and they have a very close look to vintage shoes
THANK YOU !!! my senior ball in hs was 1920s themed and of course every girl was soooo happy but obviously enough - most showed up in pretty similar dresses (except for those who actually studied fashion history - AND IT SHOWED) its crime stereotyping an entire decade in fashion with that glittery short dress and headbands. and that going for 1930s, 1970s etc etc. theres no way in 10 years time thats all that people wore, especially as fashion has always been extremely diverse depending on the country. what was normal in one country was unheard of in another. for everything in life - do your research and look PAST the stereotype - what you will find will always be much more fun and worth your attention!
This was so educational! I'd love it if you'd talk about any other decades you're knowledgeable about like you have in this video. As much as I look at advertisements, fashion books, movies, etc., I still don't know the history or reasons behind the fashions of the decades. This was very helpful, Karolina!
I've always had a soft spot for the Roaring Twenties because they celebrated flat-chested girls without any curves like me - and pale skin was also in style, perfect! :D It's just sad that the media barely ever manage to represent that era correctly...
Is Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries at all accurate? You get to see what the rich aristocracy wore, but also a lot of everyday people. Though it is set in Australia so I imagine there are a few differences in what was popular in colder climates?
Although spot on informative I think you did forget the most important part (at least for me) which is Drop Waist silhouette! So idiosyncratic 1920's thing never seen before and never repeated again :)
Omg thank you! THANK YOOOOOU! One of my biggest pet peeves about all of these damn “Great Gatsby” or generic 20’s parties is the lack of effort put into research. I’ve seen some pictures of what some people have been wearing that have made me want to say “NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!” many many times.
This is a great video! I had to subscribe! I’ve been obsessed with silent films and fashion of this era for many years and really appreciate your attention to detail!
I really like your videos. They're very informative and precisely. But if it comes to a costume party... Well, these are costumes. They are over the top and mostly not accurate. Nearly nobody would dress like fashion in the 1920s was and that's okay in my opinion. At an animal themed party no one will be there with furry hands or such things. It would be like "You can't wear shoes, a cat doesn't do this". And of course such costumes are stereotyped. That's their purpose:)
Stereotypes kind of make a costume party, regardless of how incorrect or inaccurate they are. Imagine an Ancient Egypt themed party where everybody turned up in dull peasant smocks instead of outlandish Cleopatra outfits. Not much fun. I think if you want to actually emulate or reference a certain era in your personal style, you should make the effort to educate yourself about the reality of that era's fashion. But otherwise, just have fun.
the word you are looking for is "girdle", and people don't consider them corsets because they have no boning. You can still buy them today, just a lot less tight and binding and don't cover the breasts. I bet they were not as stretchy as they are today though, and had more of a binding activity to the body. Yes, you will find most movies take one trend from the time and accentuate it to the extreme to make it all "pop" for the audience, especially in American movies. I don't know why people think it's authentic, a lot of Broadway shows do that as well. I heard that the ankle idea was a complete myth, though. That it was fine to show your ankles as long as you had socks on or something.
I thought I loved 20s fashion. Turns out I do! (Just with some minor tweaks.)
To be honest, though, I suspected some of them, such as the hem length. It seemed weird to me that hems would go from ankles to go-go dancers so quickly and then suddenly become longer in the following decades. I think the hats were probably the biggest surprise for me. I didn't realize that huge hats were in and I wouldn't have thought that how you wore them would affect things!
Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
Good thing I came across this video. I have to dress up like 1920's american girls this thursday. I had found a dress that seemed too long in my opinion, but now I see it is supposed to look like that! And also I was going crazy because I couldn't find any gloves, but I see they weren't so common.
I found a photograph of my grandmother being quite scandalous and pulling her skirt up to about mid calf. It made me crack up but it was my first clue that women in her time weren’t walking around in stilettos and mini dresses. I love that you made this to educate people 😻 thank you!
I just found your channel and am loving it! Have you seen the tv show Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and how well do you think they managed to capture 1920s fashion? Here's a really interesting interview with the shows costume designer: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/10/miss-fishers-murder-mysteries-costume-design
I am 47. I did watch a lot of 20s movies or even newer productions playing in the 20s. so, with the years one gets it. the hip fashion and other faces of that decade etc. I think I realised that in my teens. it is still a signature look to identify that decade very quickly when it is needed in a show etc. Also - in shows in the 20s - that is something different. there you could really see extremes. it is also the time of Josephine Baker. there was a very liberating air then. a parallel culture developing that side. it came to an end slowely with depression - because people become conservative and hide their body always in recession - and later totally stopped in fashist area. then the very conservative 50s and then again the 60s. still - there was a difference between daily fashion and other aspects of the culture at that time
Great and informative video. Yep, the 1920's fashion was actually the culmination of a progression starting about a decade earlier in the late Edwardian/twilight of the Belle Epoque. What's good and highly accurate about this presentation is precisely the reason the 20's belongs to my least favourite modern fashion era. Okay, it had sort of a cool feel to it, but still. Can it hold a candle to 1940's "wartime" fashion? I don't think so. The best looking fashion from the 1920's was probably actually men's fashion, the rest being indeed mostly "potato sack". lol