Ask RTR: Nautical/1920′s Theme

Sam asked, “I am going to a Titanic themed party on the 100th anniversary and can’t figure out what to wear. It’s for my friend’s 25th, so I want to look the part, but still fun. Do you have any rental suggestions? Thanks!

 

Thanks for asking, Sam —what a creative theme! The Titanic, pre-20’s fashions revolved around high-end designer lace and delicate beading. Go for an elegant gown or cocktail dress in a neutral color and add an antique-looking accessory to finish the look. We’ll let you skip the corsets and velour fabrics in 2012, but don’t forget the details—a red nail and a chic chignon will take your style back a century. From L to R: Anna Sui, kate spade new york, Sachin + Babi, Miriam Haskell, Carmen Marc Valvo, Ciner, Narciso Rodriguez, Lancome.