1920s Movie Star Fashion

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If you really, really like ruffles, Phyllis Haver might have the outfit for you! A dark colored dress with light and dark colored ruffles on the neckline, and on the end of the short sleeves; four large buttons running down the right hand side of the torso; a wrap style skirt with larger, light and dark colored ruffles ruffles along the hem; a dark colored cloche hat with a low set feather corsage; dark colored shoes tied with a light colored ribbon laces; and what appears to be a garter belt with... more ruffles!

Too many ruffles for my taste :lol: If it was just the ruffles on the skirt, I'd be set. Ruffles on the collar and sleeves look like they would be too itchy. I do like the contrast between the dark and light colors. Once again, this might be 1927.
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That one is the best so far! I think I like it, because it's something I could wear today without standing too far out. Where can I find it? 😍
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Kitty wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:37 pm
...Where can I find it? 😍
I wish I could find stuff like this at my local Walmart! :lol: I guess there'd be some DIY needed.
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That last one looks a little too Robinhood-y to me. :)

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The ever glamourous Billie Dove! The focus of this late 20s outfit is a simple belted coat, with fur cuffs and collar; light colored shoes with bedazzled buckles; a light colored beret(?) style hat; light colored gloves with black seam lines. All in all, a simple but very chic look, with the only patterns being the embroidery visible on the wrists and the collar of the blouse peeking through the coats neckline.

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That hat is funky!
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To be very honest, I don't like her dress even her overall look is so tacky.
Marilyn Monroe, was the true diva back in 20's. there is no other like her & her sense of fashion.

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Here is a still from the Gloria Swanson video I posted over in the Voices of silent Film Actors thread. I particularly liked the clothing, background, and pose here.
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You can really see how tiny Gloria was here!
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