Monday, 9 April 2012

FRINGE BENEFITS

Originally worn in Europe/America in the 1920s Post world war 1 . After the war, people were all for celebration and that period was appropriately dubbed the 'Jazz Age'.


Fringe dresses also known as Flapper Dresses were associated with 'Flappers'. These were women who reflected the changing times of the 1920s, as females won the right to vote and more social freedoms. These women smoked in public, wore their hair in short styles, stayed out late dancing and had a freer sexual life, did not court but rather dated. The increasing freedom was also reflected in their fashion and no other outfit symbolized this increasing freedom more than the flapper dress. Its carefree, easy-to-make design made it popular. Especially with designer Coco Chanel who tried to create a more modern look that would distinguish women of the 1920s.The dresses were made out of more durable fabrics, similar to those used for men's fashions, breaking away from the laces that had been used earlier on Victorian dresses. 


Decades later and away from the parties, this trend can now be found on the street, and not just on dresses but on shoes, bags and accessories as well.

As with all trends, When incorporating the flapper trend in your look, Moderation is the way to go. Remember the golden rule. One element at a time. Don't wear a fringe blouse and shoe all in one look. That'll be a recipe for disaster. 

Happy Experimenting.

Ituen Basi

 Three horses make these fabulous dip dyed fringe necklaces. Visit their Etsy shop here

Prada Bag

 Zara

Acne Jacket

Nollie bodycon Fringed Maxi

Foley + Corina Ombre dress

Limited Edition H&M

Ituen Basi

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2 comments:

  1. That dip dyed necklace is just fab.

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  2. I love fringes :)
    like the acne jacket

    iceteainparis.blogspot.co.uk

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