How to channel Ginger Rogers vintage fashion style

By Sisi Tsoi

Ginger Rogers as we all know, is the DNA of a failing studio's remarkable transformation. Her movie career with Fred Astaire became the iconic image of class and style. The ultimate vision of elegance, the classic image of a well-to-do couple, always impeccably dressed, well spoken, lots of humour and grace, even sometimes out of luck. A classic image of her is dancing in the arms of Fred, in a plumage of feathers, layers of feathers swathed around her as she swayed across the marble floor, like a beautiful swan opening her wings.

Her fame as a chic dancer did not only begin with her time with Fred. It all occurred as a flapper girl in her stage debut as Texas State Charleston champ at the tender age of 14 in 1929. Her fame shot up from there.

Her bubbly Texan character regularly shone thru the Hollywood screen, as a comedy expert or a classy beautiful vixen all combined. Her timing and enthusiastic character are frequently most unlikely to forget. In my judgment, she was at the height of perfection teamed with Fred Astaire, although at the time, she was uninterested in being type-cast as Fred's dancing partner, and not as a heavy methodology actor. The enthralling, untroubled and infrequently feisty character being portrayed, complemented the classy, decadent yet eccentric, talented Fred.

You definitely do not need to have been born in the 20s to have a bit of Ginger Rogers in you. We will be able to actually rub off some of her Thirty / Forties elegant, perfect styling with a bit of planning. Without the necessity to raid a vintage store, or antique store, you actually don't have to spend top buck for the genuine vintage clothing from those ages. The genuine clothing from that time is now been viewed a being close to antiques, the costs for them have rocketed due to the celebrity influence and the fashion catwalk paying homage. Even if the purse string is not your prime concern, the sizing of the vintage clothing of the time, could be an issue. It is common to find miniscule sized vintage clothing, because back then, the majority of people were under weight since the end of the war.

So how are we able to aim to Ginger without going a la vintage? First we need good, well supporting undies. Spanx and balcony bras will create the shape and curves you want, or you might never imagine to have. Having good, supporting under clothing is a good kick off point to creating streamlined silhouettes and perfect postures.

Quite often in these movies, you will see Ginger wearing a simple, pencil skirt and top, yet she looks marvellously stylish. The key to this is down to her art in the use of accessories and the shape and cut of these clothes. Choose a pencil skirt that is high waisted and just sits at the smallest part of your waist, and always choose a skirt that has lots of stretch to the material. The skirt must be knee length or just below the knee to stay true to the era. Team this with a cotton crop top and low heeled court shoes and you have a 30s siren in the making. If skirts are not your thing, Ginger was often seen in stylish wide pants, again, use supporting underwear and go for a high waisted cut. You will be surprised just how easy it is to transform into a vintage siren.

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