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 personality often shone through the Hollywood screen, as a comedy expert or an elegant beautiful vixen all rolled into one. Her timing and spunky personality are often impossible to forget. In my opinion, she was at the height of perfection teamed with Fred Astaire, even though at the time, she was tired of being type-cast as Fred’s dancing partner, and not as a serious method actor. The charming, carefree and sometimes feisty character being portrayed, complemented the elegant, decadent yet quirky, talented Fred.
You definitely don’t need to have been born in the 20s to have a little bit of Ginger Rogers in you. We will be able to definitely rub off some of her Thirty / 40’s stylish, perfect styling with a little bit of planning. Without the necessity to raid a vintage store, or antique store, you definitely don’t need to spend top greenback for the real vintage clothing from those ages. The real clothing from that time is now been seen as being close to antiques, the costs for them have rocketed because of the celebrity influence and the fashion catwalk harking back. Even if the purse string isn’t your prime concern, the sizing of the vintage clothing of the time, may be an issue. It’s not uncommon to find tiny sized vintage clothing, because back then, lots of folk were under weight since the end of the war.
So how can we aspire to Ginger without going a la vintage? First we need good, well supporting underwear. Spanx and balcony bras will create the shape and curves you desire, or you could never imagine to have. Having good, supporting under garments is a good starting point to creating streamlined silhouettes and perfect postures.
Rather frequently in these films, you’ll see Ginger wearing a straightforward, pencil skirt and top, yet she looks marvellously fashionable. 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 heaps of stretch to the material. The skirt must be knee length or simply below the knee to stay true to the time. Team this with a cotton crop top and low heeled court shoes and you’ve a 30’s siren in the making. If skirts aren’t your thing, Ginger was often seen in fashionable wide pants, again, use supporting undies and go for a high waisted cut. You’ll be stunned just how simple it is to transform into a vintage siren.
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