What to Wear at Napier - 
Art Deco Clothing Inspiration

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Wondering what to wear when you go to Napier?  We've put together some lovely photos of gorgeous outfits we saw at the Art Deco Festival. 

The main thing is to get a great hat and accessories, then you can jazz up virtually any dress to make it fit into the 1920s or 1930s style. Keep reading for more ideas and inspiration.  

The ladies above made their own dresses in the typical 1920s drop-waisted style.  You might find one in a vintage shop or charity store.  I had one in the 1980s which would have been great if I'd still got it!

1920s Drop-Waisted Dresses were much in evidence

These two beautiful girls were part of the Dancers Showcase and looked stunning in these colourful dresses with typical Mary Jane style shoes. 

Dresses in the 1920s were tube shaped and could be quite short and frequently sleeveless to show off as much of the boyish flapper body as possible.

Little round sunglasses were an innovation of the 1920s with metal or tortoiseshell coloured frames. 

1930s Art Deco Clothing - Inspiration from Napier

In the 1930s for ladies dresses became more shapely again rather than straight up and down, hence the empire line and more flowing skirt.  Hem lines got longer too.  The daring attitudes of the twenties had been rather tempered by the austerity of the Depression era. 

Shop for your costumes for the Napier Art Deco Festival

Unique vintage has a glorious selection of beaded flapper dresses and accessories and ships worldwide. 

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More photos of clothing ideas from Art Deco Napier 2016

Lady taking photograph of woman with parasol on beachParasols were popular accessories in the 1920s and 30s

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