Flapper dresses have long been an iconic style of formal dress created in the early 20th century and is now an important style in vintage fashion trends. There are many aspects to its design and history, outlined here below. In the late 1920’s, waistlines drastically dropped to below the waistline and just a few years later they were gone altogether. This change was triggered by the onset of the First World War, which made it necessary for women to be more practical and stylish. They needed to be able to move freely without worrying about their clothes falling off as they walked down the street, so the lower necklines were introduced and remain popular to this day.
As you can see, flapper dresses are very diverse in style and are extremely versatile. They can be worn with anything from a traditional suit or tuxedo to jeans and t-shirt. The low cut necklines have been seen more recently as the style has moved away from the long, sweeping trains and toward shorter, more feminine styles. However, the flapper dress should never be short or too short. It should always reach your ankles and should not end at the ankle either – if the train falls below your ankle, you may consider it a ‘miniskirt’ rather than a flapper dress.
It is very important that you get the correct fit for your flapper dress. If you find your measurements do not fit you well, then you are likely to find that it is too tight and will make you uncomfortable. The flapper dress should fit snugly around the waist with a slight curve along your hips. There should be no visible seams or buttons. You should be able to find this information on the label of the flapper dress itself, or you may need to ask your local retailer.