The 1920s flapper is a stunning hit at any costume party. Although she appears glitzy, her look is simple, with only a few special accessories. Here are a few steps to help you achieve a glamorous 1920's look.
Things You'll Need
- Dancing Shoes With 2- To 3-inch Heels
- Flapper Costumes
- Thigh-high Nude Or Pale Hosiery
- Hair Gel
- Pearl Necklaces
Slick back your hair with hair gel. If your hair is long, apply gel, pull hair back and twist it into a bun. Pin the bun at the base of your neck.
Put on bright red lipstick and emphasize the bow of your upper lip.
Pull on nude or pale thigh-high stockings.
Wiggle into a knee-length sleeveless dress, either without a waist or with a waist that is almost below your hips. A fringe at the hem is optional. Silk or chiffon looks best.
Place a glittery headband on your head, adjusting for comfort. Insert a 10-inch feather into the left side of the headband, securing the feather with hairpins.
Put on a 36-inch-long faux pearl necklace. It will look best if it falls to your abdomen.
Wear dancing shoes with 2- to 3-inch heels.
Tips & Warnings
- Rent "The Great Gatsby" to view the wonderful '20s costumes, especially the flapper dresses worn by Mia Farrow's Daisy Buchanan.
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