The world is changing, and with it, fashion. Thus far, 2020 seems to eerily mirror the 1920s, both with the onset of widespread illness, technological advances, and financial crises. But that doesn’t mean your style has to suffer. In fact, many elements of 1920s fashion are in vogue right now. Here’s what you need to know.
It’s Not Just for Costumes Anymore
Even with these serious topics weighing heavily on the minds of consumers, fashion is still very much a lighthearted diversion from the state of the world. Vintage costume jewelry has always been popular. Why not bring the roaring 1920s into the 2020s with a unique costume jewelry piece or two? You can achieve a vintage feel with any outfit through the use of this fashionable jewelry, as well as wear these pieces and incorporate them into everyday use.
In the 1920s, as women began to have their own independence and style, short hair was the in-look. Dangling earrings were worn to draw attention to this then-experimental style. The earrings were about 2 inches long, usually adorned with diamonds or rhinestones. Should you decide to invest in earrings from this era, you may want to only want to save this unique jewelry for special occasions. However, most jewelry buyers can purchase knock-offs that are just as beautiful as the real thing. Costume jewelry is exactly what these 1920s pieces were. The original sets were made of plastic and inexpensive materials.
Silver was a popular choice for earrings and rings. One of the earliest elements discovered was silver, along with copper and iron. Silver has been mined for more than 6,000 years. In the 1920s, onyx and stones were set in silver casings. Stone jewelry in this style, mostly square or rectangular, still holds up today. Replicas of the rings can complement any style or outfit.
Statement Pieces Add Pop
Chokers and bib necklaces were popular choices for flappers. A statement piece with a variety of square and triangle stones were worn tightly around the neck. These statement pieces can add panache and elegance to any ensemble when worn by modern-day flappers too!
Mix It Up
When wearing vintage pieces, the goal is not to wear an entire matching set at the same time, as it may give you a dated look. You can easily mix up vintage pieces and incorporate them with other pieces of jewelry. Try various ways of wearing the jewelry as well, such as securely fastened in your hair, clipped on belts, or long necklaces worn as bracelets. A funky style can be achieved with an on-point placement of unique costume jewelry pieces.
Unique costume jewelry pieces and stone jewelry can be a wise investment. Jewelry from bygone eras can be passed down for new generations to enjoy. It’s like capturing a small piece of the past to bring joy to the present.