Inspiration: Chicago

When watching Chicago, it’s hard not to be captured by the mesmerising glitter and sensuality of the costumes, designed by the very talented Colleen Atwood. The 20s were a period of high glamour. Silk, lace and velvet were considered everyday fabrics to some women, and it would have been unthinkable for them to leave the house without a hat and gloves, something people consider too high-maintenance these days. Chicago showcases the incredible style of the 20s perfectly. It is packed full of dazzling dresses, not to mention the chic cropped hairstyles and flawlessly feminine make up.

The amazing flapper dresses:

And on the catwalk:

Gucci S/S 2012 flapper dresses

Elegant daywear:

And on the catwalk:

20s Style glamorous gloves and fur at Lanvin

Prim collars and monochrome at Louis Vuitton A/W 2011

Zelma’s (Catherine Zeta-Jones) sleek bob and endless eyelashes:

And aren’t we lucky, because, with films such as The Great Gatsby due to be released at the end of this year, the trend for 20s style elegant clothing is sure to be revived on the high street. When buying 20s style outfits, remember these keywords: fur, silk, lace, sequins, beading, gloves, cloche hats, feathers, glamour.


Rare at Topshop

Michael Kors

River Island



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