The 1920s was a decade of change. Prosperity was high, morals were loose and a new era was born – along with a new kind of woman. Go Roaring 20s for this year’s Speakeasy Ball.
The Flapper, as these young ladies became known, dressed for fun and in a time of the Jazz Age, the looser the clothes the better!
Ladies dressed to shimmy to the sounds of the underground in top secret bars, clubs and parties. Beading, sequins, short slips with fringes and feathers were all the rage. Cool pastels and rich jewel tones made outfits look expensive and far removed of the staid colours of wartime.
Want to recreate the look for this year’s Speakeasy Ball? Here are a few of our favourite tips to get you roaring 20s ready in no time!
A flapper dress is the perfect choice for our prohibition-inspired party. Add a lavish accessory of a diamond tiara or headband and you’ll look like a silent movie star in no time. A gold arm bangle or a long string of pearls will have you ready to party – roaring 20s style!
Don’t forget the 1920s make-up either. Ivory skin was a must with powdered blush and the all important cupid bow made with bright red lipstick. Defined, thin eyebrows were highlighted and black eyeliner was used heavily to give a sultry look. And of course, don’t forget turquoise eye shadow – the renowned colour of the 1920s.
Think of the Great Gatsby himself, Jay Gatsby, and model your outfit on his colourful striped suits, flashy crevasse and hats.
Or you could try the white double-breasted tuxedo! A walking stick will complete the look, but don’t forget the braces and two-tone shoes.
Whatever the outfit, the 1920s was all about letting your hair down and having a roaring good time – which is exactly what will be going down at Aintree Racecourse this Christmas when we transform it into the hottest gin joint in town, The Speakeasy Ball. Book your ticket today to join us!