The age of excess or the jazz age, however you refer to the 1920s, it was a time of bootleg liquor, gangsters and crooks, and wild girls who dared to have hemlines above the knee. Flappers were distinct for their bobbed hair, heavy makeup, wild dancing, and devil-may-care attitude.
As an homage to the daring personas, I dressed as a flapper for a costume party, and the look was the bee's knees (insert 1920s slang here). It featured a black fringe dress for maximum movement as I did the Charleston of course. I had long black gloves, my quintessential strand of pearls, and a feather in my hair. The look was finished off my patterned fishnet tights, patent leather pumps, and my cigarette holder, it was fabulous darling.