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EN: Within top dresses that never goes out of fashion is the classic Charleston dress, so named after the Charleston dance.

The fringe dress started to appear in women’s wardrobe in the 1920s, just after the end of World War I, and was also the beginning of the modern fashion era. Thus, after a long era of hostilities, women were finally allowed to express their freedom in terms of fashion by giving up their constrictive corsets and uncomfortable clothes, but especially by giving them the right to work and the right to vote, and so becoming independent.
The defining elements of that period are: fringes, low-waist gowns, ruffles, cuts that flattened the bust line rather than accentuating it, bob haircut, turbans, cloche (bell) hats, heavily accessorized outfits and, last but not least, the porttigaret.


RO: In topul rochiilor care nu se demodeaza niciodata intra si clasica rochie de Charleston, denumita astfel dupa dansul Charleston.

Rochia cu franjuri si-a facut aparitia in garderoba femeilor in anii ’20, imediat dupa terminarea primului razboi mondial, fiind totodata si inceputul erei moderne in moda. Astfel, dupa o lunga era de ostilitati, li s-a permis, in sfarsit, femeilor sa-si manifeste libertatea, atat in materie de moda, renuntand la hainele incorsetate si incomode dar, mai ales, primindu-si dreptul la munca si dreptul la vot, devenind independente.

Elementele definitorii ale acelei perioade sunt: franjurii, rochiile cu talie joasa, volanele, croielile drepte care aplatizau bustul, tunsoarea bob cu breton, turbanele, palariile cloche (clopot),  tinutele foarte accesorizate si, nu in ultimul rand, porttigaret.

'20 fashion

EN: Women also showed emancipation in hairstyles or makeup, giving up their long hair and sophisticated hairstyles. Actress Louise Brooks was the one who introduced the bob haircut, eye makeup became more outstanding, in contrast to a very pale face, creating a dramatic look.

The 20’s are also seen as a period when conservative social customs and accepted morals dropped, when women began spending their evenings in clubs, listening to jazz, or enjoying dances like Charleston, smoking in public and savouring an alcoholic cocktail without fear of being judged.
The most representative fashion icons of that period are: Louise Brooks, Greta Garbo and Coco Chanel. In 1921, Coco Chanel was the first designer to launch her first perfume named Chanel No. 5, which has been a real success since the beginning.
As promised in the last article, today I’m presenting my choice for an evening party. I don’t know about you but me, every time I’m shopping on Bonprix, I can’t limit myself to just one item, especial when the bonprix dresses category seems infinite. If last time I presented you a day time dress now I come with a proposal for the evening. I can tell why the women of the 20’s have chosen the freedom of movement, this fringe dress is particularly comfortable, elegant and is also having the great advantage of hiding small imperfections . . . but we are all perfect and beautiful hence there’s no point to mention it 🙂
Until next time stay fashion!
From Romania with love!

Charleston dress

RO: Femeile si-au manifestat emaniciparea si in materie de coafuri sau machiaj, renuntandu-se la parul lung si la coafurile sofisticate. Actrita Louise Brooks a fost cea care a introdus tunsoarea bob, iar machiajul ochilor a devenit tot mai strident, venind in contrast cu tenul foarte alb, creand astfel un look dramatic.

Anii ’20 sunt vazuti si ca o perioada in care s-a renuntat la obiceiurile sociale si morale conservatoare, perioada in care femeile au inceput sa-si petreaca serile in cluburi ascultand jazz sau bucurandu-se de dansuri precum Charleston, fumand in public si savurand un cocktail alcoolic, fara sa se teama ca ar putea fi judecate.
Cele mai representative fashion icons ale acelei perioade sunt: Louise Brooks, Greta Garbo si Coco Chanel.  In anul 1921, Coco Chanel a fost si primul designer care si-a lansat primul parfum care ii poarta numele – Chanel No. 5 care a fost, inca de la inceput, un adevarat success.

Dupa cum v-am promis in ultimul articol, astazi va prezint alegerea mea pentru o petrecere de seara. Nu stiu cum sunteti voi, insa eu, de fiecare data cand fac shooping de pe Bonprix nu ma pot limita la doar un singur produs, cu atat mai mult cu cat categoria de Rochii bonprix pare infinita. Daca data trecuta v-am prezentat o rochie de zi (aici) acum vin cu o propunere pentru seara. Pot spune ca nu degeba femeile anilor ’20 au optat pentru libertatea de miscare, aceasta rochie cu franjuri este deosebit de confortabila, eleganta si actuala. Totodata, are marele avantaj de a ascunde micile imperfectiuni… Insa, cum toate suntem perfecte si frumoase, nu este cazul sa vorbim despre asa ceva 🙂

Pana data viitoare ramaneti in tendinte!

Din Iasi cu dragoste!

Photography by IULIA VEICA

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is the keynote

of all true


– Coco Chanel

Red sandals Rochie franjuri

What I Wore:

Dress | Rochie | Bonprix 

Sandals | Sandale | River Island

Bag | Geanta | Uterque

Earrings | Cercei | No brand

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