Are you planning to wear a flapper costume this Halloween in Australia? Appropriate shoes and stockings will make your costume look better. Here are some tips for choosing the right shoes and stockings for your costume.
Shoes are very important when dressing like a flapper. While you can pair a plain pair of black heeled pumps with your costume and be accurate to the decade, you’ll look more smashing if you put on a pair of Mary Jane. You can also wear T-strap heels with your costume. Dainty T-strap shoes in silver, gold or black were common for evening wear. You can also choose black shoes with crystals on the buckles and gold heels.
A basic pair of pumps can be jazzed up a little with paint. You can also buy a new pair online. Other shoe styles that you can pair with your flapper costume in Australia include multi-strap heel shoes. Do not wear ultra-thin heels. Also, avoid shoes that have an open toe. You need to be comfortable throughout the night so you should break in flapper shoes well before the event.
When wearing your costume, you should remember that stockings are also very important. Back in the 20s, women didn’t go out in bare legs. However, the stockings gave an impression of bare legs. Most women wore black stockings for the day and nude stockings for the evenings. When pastel colour dresses became common, stockings were made to match the dresses.
When wearing stockings with your flapper costume in Australia, remember that stockings were worn thigh high and held in position with garters. They could also be rolled down with the help of an elastic band called the garter roll. Stockings had light seams down the reinforced heels. Any modern pair of pastel, nude or tights will work since the 20s stockings are hard to find nowadays.