As soon as I saw this embellished flapper dress on the Topshop website last week, it easily became a most-wanted piece. Not only is the embellished detail absolutely beautiful, but both the style and shape are quintessentially 1920s- so much so that I think it's safe to say it would look perfectly at home around the Downton dinner table. Failing that, it's got to be the prettiest party dress (or, whisper it, Christmas day frock!) I've seen in a long while. The drop waist dress from Oasis is a lovely take on 20s dressing for the daytime- I love the motif and the deep burgundy makes it the the perfect autumnal piece. River Island have also taken their AW12 inspiration from the 20s, most notably in the form of their Design Forum collaboration with William Tempest. This blouse, from their mainline collection, incorporates beautiful beading and lace detailing, again perfectly encapsulating the decadence of the era. The jacket from Monki is something which I saw in store a few weeks ago, and I included it here as I love the colour and think the oversized shape really echoes the more relaxed silhouettes of the period. And, a 1920s look wouldn't be complete without some beautiful accessories- this time in the shape of this lovely lilac cloche hat from Marks and Spencer, embellished headband from Accessorize and printed slipper pumps from Olivia Rubin's latest collection for Dorothy Perkins. Stylish opulence at its best, don't you think?
Are you inspired by any particular fashion era? And do you like the styles of the 1920s as much as I do?