Showered in sequins, dripping with beads and embellishments - attention-grabbing pieces filled wardrobes and dancefloors. After all, there was some serious partying to be done.
We can’t help wondering just how Roaring these Twenties might be, when we too are given the chance to make up for lost time.
Did anyone else feel inspired to come out of lockdown with a more adventurous approach to style?
During the Second World War, fashion was forced to cast off its embellishments and extra yards of fabric to become a stylistically simple affair. This was due to the strict rationing of materials, including the banning of extra pockets and unnecessary buttons, and the halt in production of anything considered superfluous.
It wasn’t just about following the rules either. Dressing excessively meant you were using resources that could have helped the war effort - it was unpatriotic.
This same reaction to adversity occurred in the worlds of art, music and literature in the late 18th century, when Romanticism handed us some rose-tinted glasses through which to look past the disillusionment and rationalism of the Industrial Revolution, and focus on the beauty in nature.
What has the past taught us? When things get too real, we turn to nature.
As for the future; the Cottagecore aesthetic is set to thrive in spring, and with Taylor Swift championing the trend, it'll continue to reign as the perfect antidote to reality.
Created with images by LollipopPhotographyUK - "couple romantic together" • Dariusz Sankowski - "Adventuring flatlay" • J Williams - "Black and white image of a sewing machine needle" • skeeze - "ingrid bergman star movie" • Annie Spratt - "Colorful thread spools" • Valiphotos - "road forest season" • JillWellington - "daisies summer flowers" • JillWellington - "pretty woman wildflowers summer" • Bru-nO - "travel planning vacations"