13 November 2012

A Well-Dressed Flapper

Isn't this outfit gorgeous? I love it, from the adorable chiffon tam to the chic black silk faille coat with matching top and skirt to the rose beige shoes. And having Clara Bow as the model is a bonus. But the total cost, $346.50, makes it sound like an outfit the average flapper would not have been able to afford, especially if everything was purchased all at once. For some perspective, in today's money the outfit would cost $4,530. That's a pretty hefty price tag. But oh how I would love to have every item.

Wonder what other items from the 1920s would cost today? Check out this inflation calculator from the Bureau of Labor Statistics here

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