Vintage 1930s evening dresses, cocktail dresses, and party dresses were long, sleek, and sexy. The design hugged every curve of the body, creating the ultimate feminine silhouette. Many dresses were decorated with small groups of beaded flowers or rhinestones around the neckline. Slip dresses had a light flowing fabric, gathered with a decorative rhinestone brooch at the shoulder. Similar to the previous decade, 1930s Art Deco evening gowns were inspired by Grecian and Egyptian goddesses with extensive draping on a column silhouette. Sleeveless and often backless, the gowns exposed as much skin as possible without looking too risque. Modesty was still important in Golden Age of Old Hollywood cocktail parties.
Wear the classic Old Hollywood look of the 1930s for a sleek and sophisticated style at a prom, ball or gala this year. Many modern dresses are inspired by 1930s party dresses making them versatile for both vintage and contemporary occasions. Don’t forget to add a pair of shoes and Art Deco jewelry to complete your look.
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1930s Evening Dresses
Vintage 1930s Formal, Party Dresses