1920s Turquoise Taffeta Robe De Style

1920s Turquoise Taffeta Robe De Style

That’s my turquoise taffeta robe de style which I sewed some years ago.

1920s turquoise taffeta robe de style field flowers

A robe de style was an 1920s alternative to the chemise-style evening dresses. Conservative women, who might not bob their hair and preferred to wear classic, more feminine dresses, often chose to wear a robe de style.

picking field flowers wildflowers
Picking some field flowers

1920s turquoise taffeta robe de style dress

For the 1920s robe de style I used turquoise taffeta fabric. I love the color! Isn’t it gorgeous?

1920s robe de style

1920s dress thunder storm

A robe de style has a full skirt, which can be worn over panniers or without.

1920s robe de style full skirt

1920s taffeta dress

Soft, clinging fabrics were fashionable in the 1920s, so taffeta was used less often, except for robe de style dresses.

1920s turquoise taffeta robe de style dress

1920s Lanvin robe de style

Robes de style were often created by the House of Lanvin, such as this Lanvin robe de style.

1920s robe de style

1920s dress mint green robe de style

My main inspiration for my 1920s robe de style were: this pretty 1920s seafoam silk and gold lame robe de style and this 1926/7 white Lanvin robe de style. On my pinterest board 1920s evening dresses and accessories you’ll find more robe de style dresses.

1920s dress silhouette

1920s dress seafoam robe de style

1920s robe de style dress close up

The neckline and armscyes are bound with self-fabric bias binding.

1920s seafoam dress

Wildflower bouquet
Wildflowers

1920s robe de style rosette

Robes de style dresses were often embellished with rosettes, such as this pretty 1922 blue and white Lanvin robe de style.

1920s dress flower rosette

For the rosette, I used mud-colored taffeta fabric and the seafoam taffeta of the dress. For the rosette I followed this triangle trim tutorial. The rosette has a fabric backing and a hidden pocket. The rosette is attached to the dress with a safety pin, so I can wear the dress with and without the rosette.

1920s turquoise taffeta flower rosette

1920s seafoam robe de style

The robe de style is really comfortable to wear; so we did some canine freestyle.

canine freestyle forward leg weaving 1920s dress
Forward leg weaving
canine freestyle circle spin 1920s dress
Circling around me while I’m twirling

canine freestyle circle spin twirl 1920s dress

canine freestyle circle spin twirl 1920s robe de style

canine freestyle spanish walk 1920s dress
Spanish walk
canine freestyle heel work 1920s dress
Heel work

canine freestyle heel work 1920s dress

She was a bit unsettled by my rustling dress and the streamers of my rosette, as I’ve never done canine freestyle in an evening dress before! 😉 There was also an approaching thunderstorm.

canine freestyle 1920s dress

1920s faux bob hairstyle

I pinned my long hair into a faux bob.

1920s faux bob hairstyle

And I’m wearing my mint green beaded hair accessory.

1920s dress evening light thunderstorm

After the thunderstorm and rain, the sun came out again.

1920s robe de style dress twirling

Twirling is so much fun in the dress! 😀

1920s turquoise taffeta robe de style dress

1920s seafoam taffeta robe de style dress

Here are 1928 instructions about how to drape a turquoise taffeta robe de style.

1920s mint green taffeta robe de style dress

I also made a 1920s turquoise and pink beaded dance purse as accessory for the dress.

8 thoughts on “1920s Turquoise Taffeta Robe De Style

  1. So darling! I had never heard of this style of dress. Love the color and the rosette! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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