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Why are the 1920s called the Roaring Twenties? – 1930S Dress

It’s because, for so many decades, that time was filled with some of the most radical changes in history. The industrial revolution created millions of Americans from a population of fewer than 100 million. By the 1860s, the U.S. population had ballooned to 1.4 billion — an increase of 75 percent, or 4.5 million people. […]

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What is Gatsby dress? – Retro Costumes

The main focus of this article is to explore the various elements of the gatsby dress, and help you interpret what you have found so far. While there are other articles that have helped illustrate the various aspects of the dress, and even explain how it fits into the overall ensemble, we think this article […]

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What color lipstick did flappers wear? – Retro Stage Reviews

The first flapper fashion appeared in the early 1880s in Paris. It involved the use of red lipstick. There were two shades of red: the lighter and the darker. It was the darker shade that was considered prettier. The first style to be popular with American flappers was the ‘Flamboyant Flapper.’ Flamboyant Flapper Flamboyant Flapper […]

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How do you make a flapper dress out of at shirt? – Gold Flapper Dress

It may be time for a second flapper and a more advanced model. In this tutorial I will show you how to make a flapper dress out of a shirt! You don’t need to buy anything you never put in a closet like an at shirt. You can find a simple at shirt that you […]

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What color lipstick did flappers wear? – Loose Fitting Flapper Dress

“If flapper ever got a bad rap, it was black,” writes Bucky Brooks of Brooks, Carter, and Company Publishers. These girls had big lips—a little on the big side. Dolly Parton says that, back in the ’60s, there were a few companies that made “lipstick for women.” She has her own version of lipstick: “Tango […]

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How did the flapper changed women’s roles? – White Flapper Dress

It was through the flapper who the men decided that men could have more women, just as they could have more men. It was through their flapper who women started to take over in the house, and then it grew. How would you describe the origins of modern woman power? The flapper changed women’s roles. […]

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What colors were popular in the 1920’s? – Red Flapper Costume

1940’s – “Red” and “Black” dominated. 1960’s – Whites dominated. 1970’s – Blacks dominated. 1980’s – “Golds” dominated. 1990’s – White dominated. 2000’s – Blacks dominated. 2010’s – Whites dominated again (though, again, with lots of diversity). In the 1960’s, the dominant color was “purple.” I am aware that this was a color back then. […]

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Who was the most famous flapper of the 1920s? – Asos Flapper Dress

Probably, if anything, it was Frances Harper-Mercer, who was born in 1872, but lived a full century in the public eye. It’s safe to say that she didn’t earn the title of the “most famous flapper of the 1920s.” Although it would have been fitting. Harper-Mercer was born Frances M. Perkins in 1882. Although her […]

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What do you wear to a Great Gatsby party? – Retro Stage Wedding Dress

To find out if you can keep up to par, take a look at our handy guide to the Great Gatsby manors—the hottest, nicest, smartest and most outrageous! If you are not a fan of hot air balloons or air-conditioned parties, you may also enjoy the following tips from the great authors of the “Gilded […]

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Why is a Bob called a bob? – Flapper Inspired Outfit

What does it mean to be a bob? The answer lies in the history of the name “Bob.” The first English-language use of the name “bob” was by a member of an English-language group called the English-speaking Sons of Liberty. In 1793 a new organization which included people from all over New England established themselves […]