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Monday, July 18, 2011

5 Style Icons Rocking the Flapper Dress

I have been a fan of the flapper dress for as long as I can remember.  I am first to admit that this style is not for everyone.  In fact, in my own opinion, only those who are relatively skinny can pull this off.  I am talking about the traditional cut, without the little modifications, designers have adopted to make it more figure friendly.

The problem with the flapper look, per se, is it usually hangs on one's frame thus make those with voluptuous form look like a tent house.  This look became a sort of liberation for women of the 1920's who until then had to suffer the use of corset.  The flapper image banks on the concept of androgeny when it comes to female shape.  This is the decade when hourglass figure became outdated while the boyish look had became popular among women.

Lindsay Lohan
  • This is not a typical flapper dress, as this garment was cinch slightly on the waist, giving her an hourglass sillhouete
  • In the 1920's, women actually wear undergarments to flatten one's breast to conform the the flapper style.

Lindsay Lohan, before she got embroiled with drug and alcohol abuse scandal was considered an IT girl.  She has one of the most enviable body in young Hollywood.  Lindsay Lohan here wearing a Robert Cavalli creation last 2010. .

Rachel Zoe 

  • This is a traditional flapper dress.  The only things lacking here are the short bob and pearls.  This one is truly vintage inspired.
Trendsetter Rachel Zoe, in a 1920's Vintage Halston.  Among the stylist, Rachel Zoe has always been vocal about her love on anything vintage.

Kate Moss
  • Slightly modified neckline, but staying true to the flapper image complete with the crystal embelleshments.
Another style icon, known for her unflappable style is Kate Moss.  Kate Moss is wearing a Topshop dress with 60,000 crystals sewn for embellishments.

Katy Perry
  • This is what's good with fashion, one can make changes to suit one's need.  Katy Perry embracing the concept of a flapper- fun, fierce and wild!  Here dress though was totally off the mark, nobody could accuse this one of a boy figure with those killer curves.  So nice try Katy Perry, but your version is off the mark. 

Another Style Icon rocking the fashion

Leighton Meester

Best known for her character in gossip girl, as Blair Whaldorf.  This suit her really well, since her style is always on the glamorous one.  I could almost smell the cigarettes wafting.

1 comment:

  1. I remember when I used to envy Lindsay's body as well! So sad how she turned out.

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