About Flapper Shoes
You love the 1920s — the elegance of "Downton Abbey," the glam and glitz of "The Great Gatsby," the thrill from the illicit gangster goings-on in "Boardwalk Empire." If you want to dress like a flapper for a costume party, you need flapper shoes to match your outfit. Reliable sellers on eBay have plenty of shoes — vintage and reproductions — that can help you dress the part from head to toe. Directly after World War I, newly emancipated women flaunted hemlines that rose to a shocking knee length by 1926; flapper shoes complemented these shorter skirts with chunky heels, and they often had a Mary Jane T-strap style. Basic black footwear accompanied sequined evening wear or dressy day wear in brilliant jewel tones such as sapphire, garnet, or emerald; pastel dresses might have been worn with the same T-strap design shoe in white. You might be lucky enough to snag a pair of leather Jazz Age originals, complete with mother-of-pearl buttons and Art Deco cutout design. Reproductions add dazzle with rhinestones on buckles and heels. For a daytime look, try a spectator pump in white and beige or navy and white. Here is a tip: since miniskirts in the 1960s also were worn with chunky heels, a vintage 1960s pair might work, too. Start brushing up on your Charleston steps; with plenty of easy shipping options, your perfect pair will be at your doorstep before you are out the door for the "Gatsby" party.