Trend of the Week: Art Deco
There is something about anything Art Deco infused that simply makes me swoon.
Art Deco is a term that can be thrown about a bit more loosely than it really ought to be, but at the same time that may be because it can be hard to precisely pinpoint. The style originated in Paris in the 1920s and continued to grow internationally through the WWII era, although it was not dubbed “Art Deco” until 1966, in a retrospective on the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts. Wikipedia descibes it as “eclectic” and its most identifiable attribute is its reliance on motifs. To decide whether something can be called “Art Deco,” I simply ask myself, does it remind me of the Chrysler Building? If yes, it goes on this list.
For these Candy Baker tights, the Art Deco influence is incredibly obvious. The gold detail is so pretty and fashionable, it looks perfect for winter parties. I think I forget how much I love tights all summer and then when there is even the tiniest nip in the air, I go crazy over any kind of gorgeous tights or stockings. I pass a Falke store on the way to work and I can get very distracted because my eyes are automatically glued to their display.
The color of this Ari Dein chemise may not be a classic Deco color, but the front motif gives it an Art Deco feeling. Also, the apricot color makes it look simply delicious!
This graphic What Katie Did set was actually what I first pictured when I thought of Art Deco lingerie. I love the strong black and white and the incredible seaming on the bullet bra. It’s amazing that the simply shape of the center panel can have such a strong effect on the design as a whole. I really love this set.
The sheer panels on this Huit bra, coupled with the dark purple color, make this seem unequivocally Deco to me. I am also a sucker for any kind of sheerness, so naturally I love this bra. The matching panties are pretty cute too, and they seem quite wearable.
How to you feel about all of these Art Deco inspired pieces? Was my definition too loose? Have I missed some completely unmissable pieces? Leave it in the comments.