How are you going to tell that I’m not really wearing a dress like a flapper?
Now you know more about how modern men dress. Here’s how to tell if I’m talking about something you would wear in any era. If it’s not a dress I’m talking about, don’t sweat it, it’s not that.
A dress does not have to be made of twill (for a flapper) or velvet (for the 1920s). A vintage, vintage-y, or 1940s-style dress may be vintage-y or 1940s-y. In other words, don’t look for something that looks like it has been hung on a coat rack or in the closet. The dress can be more vintage-y because the pattern of the skirt and the material, especially the corset, are vintage.
The dress may be vintage-y because of the use of pastels, pastels with strong geometric shapes, or pastels made of tulle. Tulle used as a fabric in the 20s and 30s. The material used in the dress (not the pattern of the dress) tends to be a mixture of twill and silk (it seems to be made of silk and pastels in the 1920s, it was also used very extensively in the 20s). Modern fabrics, such as polyester and silk, are typically used, and so is lace.
I’m looking for a dress that, in the past, I would have worn in any era. For instance, I would wear a frock in the 1920s, a frock in the 1960s, and so forth.
What’s a flapper? A flapper is a woman who was very fashionable and wore clothes that were more modern than they really were. The style was not the fashion, but the woman’s attitude toward her clothing. For instance, a woman wearing very colorful, flamboyant dresses is, in the first place, probably a flapper because the color and the decoration of the dress would be a more modern thing for her.
If you’ve come this far in the page, you’d probably want to go ahead and tell me who you are (or you might be a flapper if you’re not a woman, but there are other possible explanations for why a woman might wear that type of dress), so that I can start using the clothes that you’ve identified as flapper-like. Of course, if anyone knows anything about these things, please