Friday, 15 June 2012

1920's Outfit for a Curvy Girl, Can It Be Done?

As the owner of a rather large set of bangers/hips I believe the 1950's template of nipped in waist, flared skirts and sweetheart neckline is the one which works best for me. Saying that I also love fashion so often incorporate other styles and eras (I'm particularly partial to a bit of a 1980's Bananarma inspired look with over sized tee, leggings and backcombed hair) One era which Ive never thought of as my friend is the 1920's/30's Jazz baby look. Suited to tall willowy lovelies Ive always found it quite a difficult theme to pull off.
As I teach a 1920's inspired Vintage Pamperbox where ladies are taught how to Charleston, made up to look like a silent screen movie stars and taught some modern twists on twenties inspired make up I often have to put my own spin on the Jazz baby look. Here is what I wore to our last event.
I brought this bubblegum pink dress from Matalan recently from the Et Vous range. I'm aware that a high round neck isn't necessarily the big boobied gals friend but as you know I will wear what I want and just work it!
With its pleated bottom half I still feel like Ive got a little bit of a shape and its not just straight up and down.Apart from the colour which I just adore I really like the full sleeves and lace detail on the neck line.

I rolled my hair softly under at the back to create a soft faux bob style. The headband is from Primark.
The pearls are from ebay and I liked that they added a dash of white on the rather bright pink frock.

For my make up I have gone for a smokey eye and lots of black kohl using Dainty Dolls Proud Mary pencil .The eyeshadow is from the elf Little Black book palette  Ive matched my lips with my dress with Love Forever lipstick by Mac and fixed my face with Channel powder in shade 20 Clair. My brows are coloured using the HD Brow kit
A 1920's inspired look would never form part of my day to day wardrobe if only because I cant get my cleavage out or nip my waist in (both of which go a long way to making me feel curvy fabulous) but its nice to dip my toe into a different era every now and then.

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Remember feeling good and looking great has nothing to do with dress size and everything to do with attitude.Never wait to be a certain weight to start enjoying clothes and never reject anything thinking it wont suit your shape. Try it on-you may be surprised.

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