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Trend Alert: The Roaring 20s Are Back

Dance into spring with a nod to the past in a Deco-inspired look...

Posted January 26, 2012

geometric trendsNo one personifies fun, flirty and fab like a flapper! These forward-thinking fashion mavens of decades past have been inspiring runway offerings for a few seasons now, but the styles are doing the Charleston full steam ahead for the upcoming season, with Deco glam dominating the trend scene.

Deco is a delicate, geometric decoration perfect for a party dress, handbag, blouse, or any number of accessories. It was all the rage in the roaring 20s. We love how perfectly this revolutionary, artistic movement has translated to the most recent runway shows. Deco defines modern femininity for a contemporary girl—working or celebrating!

When we think Deco, we definitely think “life of the party”. Great cocktail options range from graphic and sexy to understated elegance. Sequined embellishments are totally on trend and do the accessorizing for you. Speaking of accessories: Deco earrings are a style staple, that add retro dreaminess to an evening look, and a clutch is handy and head-turning. Go head-to-toe Daisy Buchanan or keep it to a simple flourish. Either way you’ll be the cat’s meow.

Even when the sun is up, (almost) anything goes, as Cole Porter would say. A statement jacket is strong and sexy, or an ultra girly blouse achieves the look through silhouette or embellishments. Use pleats or sequins to add a playful 20’s vibe to workwear or a dressy casual day look. Once again, look to accessories, this time trading delicate for daring with artsy eye catching necklaces or cuffs.

So, why go Deco? The merge of modern and vintage, structure and softness and maybe most of all, the concept of “returning to a glamorous notion of dressing…designed for splendor and extravagance” as the New York Times style blog put it. In tough times we need to escape to fantasy. These darling deco designs do just that.

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