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Christmas is almost in front of us and this year we plan to go all old-world glam sham, bringing back the chic 1930s that once hit the scene. Is it the makeup? Is it the themed events? Or the cocktail dresses, that says it all? With the 1930s cocktail party dresses, one would notice the hemlines were mainly at the shin or the ankle, with a bigger touch given as the 1940s came.
1930s Fashion
Rayon and not silk was usually used when the great depression started, and the 1930s was also known as the GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD and the BIG BANG ERA too.
1930s Cocktail Dresses
It was a time when PYTs and celebs alike show off alluring cocktail party dress ideas plentiful; silver to metal tones, original to vintage and more.

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Via swingfashionista.com

Before we go more to show you more of the vintage style cocktail dresses, knowing a little history and learning about the 1930s fashion would be the right thing to do. This makes it easier for you to get into the sentimental aspect of the 1930s fashion, an era where the depression changed the world of fashion
Jean Harlow (Hollywood diva in the 1930s) was the fashion icon in vintage wear!
What we saw in the 1920s were the bent and very smooth shape and cuts, which highlighted the curves of the beautiful lady. The 1930s saga was a bash of the female body, her sexiness,her feminine ways, and romanticizing the idea of being a woman a curvaceous natural waist as well.

In Came Madame Vionnet
Madame Vionnet was first sign of ‘figure flattering cocktail dresses’, made back in the 1930s. The look was that of ladylike and flowy, made from rayon and silk.There were gowns made from cotton and lightweight too, and yes of course, the feminine floral touches or the bold geometric prints, made their mark in the 1930s as well.

Famous Cocktail Dresses
For evening wear, the look was always and maximum elegant to say the least- blues and royal beige or greens and purples in velvet rather were worn by the rich and the famous.
Sensuous and adherent to the body, the satin gown was a favorite of Ginger Rogers and Carole Lombard, sported well back then.
Womens cocktail dresses
Keeping in mind the bodices, they were fitted and had collars quite decorated- cape like appearance, drapes and ruffles.

1930 party dresses
Most gowns had fluffy sleeves, thin belts and peplum tops.
Coming to the end of the of the 1930s, one would notice cocktail party looks idea more with V-Necks (quite daring back then), elaborate hip lines and layers of flares as well.
What To Pair These Lovely Dresses With?
The cocktail dresses are best match up with hats that are decorated with bows or flowers. In addition to that, the look can be accomplished with adorn bodices or complicated designed waist lines. Always wear a hat with an angled touch and it should have berets or wide brims.
When it comes to picking shoes with the vintage style cocktail dresses, Cuban heels are the best, but you could also wear T straps and Mary Janes too! For evening wear, lace-up strappy numbers for the feet in metallic tones are incredible! But nothing beats the peep-toe for the feet!

Hair And Makeup
Hot red lips, flapper girl hair-do of the 1920s into the 1930s and not too shiny makeup for the eyes, but dark kohl rimmed lashes were the huge hit back then. We leave the rest to you, to add new things when alloting up wearing chic 1930s cocktail party dresses.