Image via A Writer’s Desk
After tumbling through the pages of a recent book about Zelda Fitzgerald, Z, by Therese Anne Fowler, we became rather curious about this 1920s glamour girl — she just seemed full of spirit and gusto. It turns out these two qualities served to do more than just create an interesting character; they also worked wonders when woven into Zelda’s style choices.
Zelda in her ballet garb via Myspace
Dubbed the “first American flapper” by her husband Scott, Zelda didn’t dance around daring fashion choices. Though what she wore is completely conservative by today’s standards, it was rather radical for her time. From her cropped hair to her bare shoulders and ankles, Zelda embraced the avant-garde air of ’20s style, and used it to express her outgoing personality.
Zelda’s loose-fitting garments highlighted her forward-thinking frame of mind. They were the antithesis to the corset, the socially accepted norm for womenswear in the early 1900s.
Zelda with her daughter Scottie via Scottandzeldafitzgerald.tumblr.com
Image via Scottandzeldafitzgerald.tumblr.com
With the help of St. Martin’s Press, publisher of Z, we’re celebrating Zelda’s devil-may-care duds with interactive paper dolls and poster giveaway! Dive into a Zelda-inspired wardrobe with these paper dolls, and comment with your answer to the below question for your chance to win a special edition lithograph inspired by Zelda. We’ll choose 10 winners on Wednesday, May 8th, and notify each winner via email!
So, without further ado, here’s our giveaway question: What’s your favorite aspect of 1920’s style?