Saturday, April 25, 2015

Roaring Twenties

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at that peculiar decade of the 1920's. I say peculiar because there was an odd sense of arrogance, invincibility, and incredible focus on ugly fashions and trivial fads. So sit back as we look at one of the most misguided decaded of the last century.


  1. That's a very ugly dress, indeed! Corseting had been painful in earlier periods, but any woman with a bust and hips really paid for it during the Twenties. This woman, in front of a curtain, might have been a model, and her arms and legs are slender, so she might not have suffered quite as much as some.

  2. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. (I heard that somewhere.) I think that dress is lovely and very typical of the wealthy styles of the time.

    1. I have to agree with Marlu. I think the dress is unique and was probably considered high fashion at the time.
      -Anne K.

  3. I enjoy your posts but have to respectfully disagree. The 1920's produced some of the most classic American films and music. The fashions of the '20's are still some of the most popular styles today. I'll take the music of Duke Ellington and the films of Harold Lloyd over most of what passes for "art" today. :)

  4. coming very late to this post...but i would also respectfully disagree. the beadwork on these dresses is very intricate indeed, and quite amazing. seeing a dress like this, live, in good condition is lovely. i have seen museum exhibits of these, and the pattern is extraordinary, and on such light sheer silk. you don't have to love it....but please try to appreciate the artistry... :)