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1920s Costume Hire

Our 1920s costumes, available for hire in Melbourne, can put you right in the middle of the ‘Roaring 20s’, the great Jazz Age,  as best depicted in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel ‘The Great Gatsby’. Sweeping changes in fashion embodied lifestyle changes of the youth, especially women. Underwear became less restrictive, hemlines raced upwards, and hair got shorter. For men, suits became lighter, simpler, sportier and brighter, and single-colour boots and shoes were replaced by two-toned wing-tips.

The 1920s was a time of unprecedented affluence and rapidly advancing social change. Society had just emerged from the grimness of World War One, and the new generation was keen to shake it all off and have some fun. The stockmarket was soaring, consumption increasing, and young people in the cities enjoyed a culture of urban freedom undreamed of by their parents – drinking illegally in speakeasies and dancing with abandonment to jazz music.

Capture the spirit of the Jazz Age and go back to those smoky gin-joints with our 1920s costumes for hire in Melbourne. We have an extensive range available in a variety of sizes, allowing anyone to enter this exciting, glamorous and decadent decade!