20s Fashion For Women

1920s fashion dresses for women explained
20s fashion women

20s Fashion Women

20s fashion women

Twenties fashion is often remembered for its glitz and glamour, though underlying this was a move toward simplicity in dress. For women, this meant shorter skirts and simple shapes, while men enjoyed casual suits.

This simplicity created the popular tubular “la garçonne” look that dominated much of the decade. Also known as the flapper, the look typified 1920s dress with a dropped waist and creeping hemlines that could be created in economical fabrics. In the 1920s, the world was still reeling from the First World War. The conflict, which ended just over a year before the new decade began, had a fundamental and irreversible effect on society, culture, and fashion. 

Coco Chanel helped popularize this style and was a prominent designer during the period. Both waistlines and hemlines followed similar, though inverse, projections throughout the decade, as waistlines dropped until 1923 before beginning to rise again in 1928; while hemlines rose until 1926, when they started to fall again

1920s Fashion Trends for Women

  • Below-knee length drop-waist dresses with a loose, straight fit.
  • Beaded evening dresses inspired by “flappers.”
  • Mary Jane or T-strap heel shoes.
  • Casual sport golf knickers, argyle socks, blouse and tie.
  • Cocoon fur coats and fringe wraps.
  • Cloche hats and short bobbed hairstyles.
  • Bead or feather headbands for evenings.
  • Long pearl necklaces, bold Art Deco colors, faux gemstones.
  • Small beaded purses held pretty makeup compacts and cigarette cases.

Evening dresses sometimes still nearly reached the ground, though many of the popular styles followed the hemline trends of daywear, as demonstrated in the difference between a 1924 evening dress and an evening dress from 1929. While simplicity in construction was key to both daywear and evening wear, the latter benefited from ornate decoration: beadwork, sequins, and embroidery all helped create the glamorous nighttime looks of the decade, like this yellow evening dress made of silk and rhinestones.

Another trend for women that enjoyed massive popularity in the twenties was that of sportswear worn as daywear. Sportswear had long been an acceptable form of casual wear for men, but in the 1920s, it also became acceptable for women.

resort wear for women

Sandhya Garg is a Project Runway fashion dSandhya Garg resort wear dress project runway esigner. She studied and specialized in women's fashion at London College of Fashion, UK and has worked at Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Liberty London, Alice Temperley to name a few. She has her own successful resort dresses, special occasion dresses, wedding guest looks, swim coverups label. While on Project Runway Season 13, she won 2 challenges and was fortunate to show her collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The brand has been featured in Marie Claire US, Ftv.com, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue online to name a few. 

She designs limited edition high end printed spring dresses, wearable art clothing and swim coverups. Beautiful prints are inspired from around the world to be worn during travel, resort stay or cruise holidays.


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