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Though the popular image of 1920s fashion is that of the knee skimming, heavily fringed tubular frock, women of the decade chose a silhouette that was the complete opposite of the garçonne look: the ultra-feminine robe de style. Couturier Jeanne Lanvin, a Frenchwoman who founded her couture house in the mid-1900s, popularized the style, which was known also as a “picture dress” or “Basque dress,” and consisted of a dropped waist, a boat neckline, and an ankle-length skirt supported by…

1920s silk ribbonwork robe / vintage 20s flapper lingerie / Seeking Sunrise

1920s silk ribbonwork robe / vintage 20s flapper lingerie / Seeking Sunrise on Etsy, $248.00

Dress of ivory silk crepe ca. 1920s. Dropped waist, metallic embroidery, handkerchief hem. Velvet millinery trim. Matching cape with necktie. Mill St. Vintage/Ruby Lane

Antique floral & silver metallic lace w silk rosettes ribbonwork party dress

RESERVED Vintage 1920s sheer day dress with lace and embroidery

Vintage 1920s sheer day dress with lace and by MintageClothingCo, $280.00

1920s black dress 20s silk dress size medium Flapper vintage dress drop waist Great Gatsby