Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines!
This year, Jamie and I were asked to sing a few love songs for a Valentines Banquet...we decided to go all out and dress up in 1930's outfits and sing Big Band tunes.
With a Downton Abbey craze sweeping the nation (me included), we thought it would be fun to give everyone an inside look at how we put our outfits together.
So, here's our take on Lady Mary and Matthew in the World of Downton Abbey.
WOMEN'S 1930's OUTFIT - TUTORIAL & LINKS
DRESS: Perhaps the Most important is the dress After much searching, I found this Grey Chiffon, Evening Gown for $40 online. It laces up the back for a great fit! Loved it! Click HERE to BUY THIS ITEM
HEAD BAND: I bought a double black headband and added rhinestones to it. However, this link is for a headband with the rhinestones already attached. Click HERE to BUY THIS ITEM
BLACK BEAD NECKLACE: Since the dress already had beading on the waste and sleeve I kept my necklace to a choker style. Probably more true to 1930's form would have been wearing them in a long string instead of a choker. Click HERE to BUY THIS ITEM
HAIR: I rolled my hair up in HOT ROLLERS and let them cool all the way before unrolling them. (I don't think I could survive without my Hair Setter...love it). Once you unroll your hair DON'T separate the curls with your fingers but leave them in big curls. Place the headband on your head and secure with bobby pins. Start in the front and take each individual curl and wind it back up and pin it to the side of your head. (the 1930's look covers the ears, and is close to the face on the sides). Pull up each back curl and pin to top and back of head.
MAKEUP: I decided on a more dramatic look for this outfit. Whatever you decide, RED LIPSTICK is a must!
TIPS & TRICKS: Pin your boa to your gloves. Since I was going to be singing and moving around a lot, I didn't want to have to worry about my boa sliding off. I wrapped it around me and pinned it to the top side of my gloves
MEN's 1930's OUTFIT - TUTORIAL & LINKS
I hope you have as much fun as we did creating and wearing these outfits!
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