A woman’s outfit from the 20s wouldn’t be complete without jewelry! During the Roaring Twenties, silhouettes were as feminine as they could be: dresses and other looks were accessorized with necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and hair jewelry, all ultra-trendy at the time.
In the early 1920s, pearls were all the rage. Long pearl necklaces, pearl earrings… Pearls were synonymous with elegance, suitable for all ages and skin types.
The Art Deco style of the Charleston years is also giving way to geometric shapes and color. Silver bracelets with encrusted stones and crystals found their place in the glamorous outfits of the women of the Roaring Twenties. Women of the ’20s loved anything that sparkled, and they showed it with their jewelry!
For an evening, a wedding, a birthday or a Great Gatsby-themed cocktail party, here are the must-have jewels for your Roaring Twenties look, whether it involves a dress or a more tomboyish outfit (pants).
Necklaces and sautoirs from the 20s
Accessorize your ’20s dress with a necklace or sautoir (a long necklace wrapped several times around the neck)! Like Coco Chanel, the pearly pearl necklace with several strands is a must-have for a Roaring Twenties look.
If the retro pearl necklace isn’t to your taste, you can opt for the other jewelry trend of the era: massive necklaces (paired with massive earrings), plastron necklaces, with plates of stones or imposing crystals (emeralds, rubies, diamonds…). Perfect for embellishing décolleté!
During the Roaring Twenties, earrings were long, dangling, fringed (tasselled), with rhinestones, large stones or pearls. In short, vintage earrings from the ’20s are showy!
Bracelets of the 20s
In gold with geometric motifs and inlaid stones; in silver-plated metal with a variety of stones, with several rows of pearls, the bracelets of the Charleston years could be thin, but more often wide, like cuff bracelets!
The bracelet could sometimes be a hand chain, i.e. connected to a ring.
20s-style head jewelry for women
For the perfect ’20s look, embellish your hairstyle with head jewelry! Headbands with sequins, rhinestones, small bangs, light chains with pearls, feathers on the front or side of the head… With a flou chignon or notched bun (the famous vintage curls!) in the style of the Roaring Twenties, hair jewelry is the perfect match! All that’s left is to choose the one that will sublimate your outfit!
Rings of the Roaring Twenties
Just like necklaces and earrings, women’s rings in the ’20s were highly visible! When they weren’t wearing gloves (or over them!), women could wear a ring. Rarely more.
This ring (also known as a cocktail ring) was, like other jewelry, oversized. A large colored stone, or diamond motifs on gold – this was the style of the rings of the time.
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A complete ’20s woman’s look
Now that you’ve got the jewels, don’t forget to choose your dress, your shoes and also your Roaring Twenties hairstyle for a complete, successful disguise