1920s blouses featured beautiful romantic pastels with even more beautiful beading and embroidery decoration. Sweaters were long, loose shawl collar knits in bold patterns or with stripes for a more sporty varsity look. Sigh, if only I had a closet full of them. But since I don’t, the next best thing is a modern blouse and sweater with a vintage ’20s style to it.
Sheer peasant tops are authentic to the 1920s and often have folk art inspired designs. Middy tops were sailor style shirts worn by teens and sporty young women, making sailor tie blouses another great option for 1920s style blouses. And if you favor the earlier years, pintuck or lace inset blouse with extra large round collars will give you the late teens/early ’20s style as worn on Downton Abbey. If you need some inspiration, read more about 1920s blouse history here and sweaters here.
Pair any of these new 1920s blouses, vests and sweaters with a long tapered skirt or shorter pleated skirt for an easy vintage twenties daywear outfit. Or be a rebellious new woman and wear wide leg chiffon pants.