The Roaring 20s Dresses

The 1920s were marked by the aftermath of WWI, but the aftermath of the first World War did not take up all the attention of the 20s. Women in the 20s saw a sudden surge of freedom in how they could dress up.

Dresses became adorned with different cuts and extravagant colors, they saw feminine, sensual and glamorous styles come into fashion. Women now saw their entrance at social events with a new sense of style.

The Roaring 20s Dresses

So, what is there to know about the ladies 20s party dress?

What Women Wore In The 20s

In the 1920s a new fashion style was unearthed, probably as part of a way to celebrate the end of the first World War. People saw fluid materials and cuts, with slightly fitted elegant dresses, long dresses, and short dresses.

All of these are adorned with geometric designs, sequins, bangs and pearls, feathers, and more. The Charleston dresses and flapper dresses would often be seen in their droves at parties. 

Elegance would find itself a home in the roaring twenties, most often in evenings in which women could dance onto Charleston tunes, without any restriction to their movement thanks to the graceful fluidity of the Charleston dresses.

So, if you have been invited to an event, evening get together, a ball, cocktail party, or even a wedding that has a roaring 20s theme, you are probably going to need just the right 1920s style dress. 

So, let’s think about where you can get one! 

Where Can You Buy A 20s Woman’s Dress

If you want to buy a women’s 20s style dress, you have a variety of options. ASOS is always a good choice, but and Etsy are also good ideas.

Etsy is always a good option if you want something authentic and high quality, but remember you will pay for it, since clothing on Etsy is handmade and custom. is generally good for any type of clothing, and if you are in a rush, you can get it delivered quite quickly. 

If you have a tighter budget ASOS and are the best options. These dresses can range in price depending on what you want. Some will be as cheap as $20 whereas others will be up in the $100s.  

The Roaring 20s Dresses

Flapper Dresses & Roaring 20s

The 1920s saw a variety of options, you could have any of the following just as Charleston and flapper dresses:

  • Long dresses.
  • Beaded dresses.
  • Pink dresses.
  • Nude dresses.
  • Little black dresses.
  • Fringed dresses.
  • Black dresses.
  • Sequin dresses.
  • Pastel dresses. 

There are so many options for you around the 20s theme, you will see that the retro trend was actually not too favorable towards the strapless scene.

In truth halter tops, chiffon, and sequin covered glamorous necklines, with sleeveless options are all options that will rock a 20s themed event.

20s Dresses

For the cheapest 20s dresses it is worthwhile checking out thrift shops and vintage stores, while they may not have 20s dresses all the time, it is a chance to look around and if they do have what you are looking for, it will be the ultimate find.

1920s Wedding Dresses

1920s wedding dresses came in many styles, but often they were not so far from the style of Charleston dresses. Speak to your wedding planner about finding one of these!

Gatsby/ Charleston Dress: Why Is It Called That?

Oftentimes the 1920s style of dress is often called a Gatsby dress in reference to the film ‘Gatsby The Magnificent’. Charleston dresses are a reference to the Charleston dance, which was popular back then.

The Complete 20s Ladies Costume

Now, if you are attending a 20s themed event, you have all you need to know to get you started.

Willa Price

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