Classic Coats 1920’s Paris Autumn/Winter
Classic coats that never date are practical if the style is correct for you and it is an adored purchase, on the other hand a new one is always an exciting prospect. Planning a new look, choosing the colour, seeing the latest trends all give us an enormous uplift to the spirits.
The trend of the 1920’s changed greatly through each year, some were warm, some protective in the rain, and some had unusual detailed design features. They were tailored for individualistic ladies, with impeccable Parisian good taste. These particular design illustrations show a preference for darker winter colours of greens, greys, black and reds. Ranging from September to December these prints are an original record from the journal Petit Echo de la Mode, covering from 1923 to 1927/8.
It is interesting to see that in November 1923 the coats were full length to the ankles, showing beneath smart usually black shoes high cut or with straps. These styles were described as “For the First Frosts” – appropriate for strolling in the town or country. Most favoured were light brown and black edged in fur trims for the cuffs and collars this being practical, but extremely smart. The cut of the garments narrowed in fullness at the bottom, helping to give a more lean appearance to the otherwise quite thick weight of the textiles, thus avoiding a bulky line. Later in the decade the coat lengths became shorter. (Our First Frosts have not quite visited us yet) – so get ready!
Heavy rains and storms come first.
A stylish cape coat. an ideal design short or long.
Note: Diamond designs, fur edged panels, and childs warm side buttoned leggings.
By 1925 the hem lines are rising to mid calf length.
Perfect PURPLE a smash hit with swinging fur trimmed side panels that wiggle with you when you walk! The matching hat and shoes were unusual.
These side panels were pleated just below the coat pocket line and were wonderful for walking and very stylish on the streets of Paris.
This green coat has amazing tailored panels ending in beautiful back pleats. The black coat has typical deep “V” shaped pattern inserts which are very effective in bringing the Deco look into prominence during these times. The small back drawing view, shows the design is extended across the back to the center shoulders below the top yolk. Her hat is a perfect match with this coat. A very rare design feature indeed.
An ART DECO Display – Fashions of 1927
ENTER 1st January 1928
The back sculptured coat detail makes the fashion into 1928! The classic 1920’s fashion at it’s confident height.
Edited and page display by Lavinia, headtotoefashionart from our private collection of rare fashion art.
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