Blunt-cut Flapper

January 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Accompanied by a tasselled tank top, fish nets and t-straps, I wore this skirt for Halloween in 2003. Inspired by the 2002 box-office hit Chicago, my friend and I dressed as Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart. This skirt is fine as a costume piece but a dud as far as any wardrobe necessity. The ribbons are frayed and the bottom hem is blunt-cut. I’ll cut it up for dusting rags.

At the time I purchased this, I wasn’t aware then how much 1920’s style would influence contemporary trends. Cloche hats, high heels, and oxford bags are just a few trends we’re seeing more and more of. My personal favorite? Drop-waist skirts or the ‘robe de style.’ Lowering the waistline of a garment can make something as simple as jersey knit day dress something really remarkable. Here’s one currently on sale at


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