Boardwalk Empire has earned serious respect for the amazing costume design, from the lavish dresses to the decadent suits.
With Boardwalk’s second season arriving on Blu-ray and DVD September 3rd, and a host of other TV and film set in the 20’s, this will be the next hottest look.
The women’s style in the 1920s represented the freedom of the era. With the refusal of wearing constricting undergarments, the raising hemlines, the adorable bobs and the evident wealth, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire captivates the resurrected and perfected styles from the ‘20s. This is your guide to a modern day twist on the styles from the roaring ‘20s.
Drop Waist Dresses
After refusing to wear restricted undergarments drop waist dresses became extremely popular. This look can be worn for a day trip to the mall or out on the town. The dress is cut
horizontally across the body below the hips rather than at the natural waist line creating the allusion of a longer and leaner torso. For daytime wear, cotton blends in bright colours and ethnic patterns with a pair of sandals is perfect. To achieve a sexier look, the dress in a silk or chiffon fabric creates a sheer look.
Add flavour to your ensemble with a pair of knee-high stockings. Pair them with a schoolgirl mini or just wear them like tights. This look adds a touch of sexy elegance to any outfit.
Everybody loves jewellery, now you have a use for the costume jewellery collecting dust on your dresser. Faux pearl necklaces were actually introduced by Coco Chanel in the 1920s. For a modern day faux pearl look, purchase a pair that is about as long as your waist. With the length, double or triple loop the necklace for the look of multiple strands hanging from your neck. When worn with sexier items, the pearls don’t look so conservative.
Still looking for that perfect 1920s inspired accessory? Try a decorative headpiece instead of the strand of pearls. Day or night a headpiece is a great and fun accessory. Simple and silky headpieces with a nude tone are perfect for a daytime look. Headpieces can be worn over the entire head or across the forehead. For a night time look, bright colours that compliment or match the outfit establish a fuller look and will catch the attention of any guy you see out.
Art Deco Style Dress
Art Deco Style Dresses emphasized geometric lines for an eye-catching appearance. For a modern take on this dress look for free waist maxi dresses and loose tunic tops. This style is easy to wear and perfect for summer with wild colours. Combine today’s neon colours with the 1920s style.
Piece together your own 1920s ensemble and check Boardwalk Empire S2 for inspiration, on Blu-ray and DVD from HBO UK on September 3rd.