How to dress for an “Electro Swing Party”-Picture Inspiration

This coming Friday I’m attending an Electro Swing party here in Toronto and I also happen to be one of the judges for the “Most Dashing Dolls and Dapper Dudes” contest representing the Toronto Vintage Society. My partner in crime is the lovely Irene from Petite Plus, Meow and we really excited to be helping out and cannot WAIT to see what everyone will be wearing. Don’t forget that the winners get to take home a gift certificate from Damzels, who sells some wonderful vintage inspired clothing.

Electro Swing Toronto

It’s going to a really fun night filled with great music and awesome clothes from the 1920s thru to 1940s. So in preparation for the event (or really ANY Electro Swing Event), I thought I would share some clothing images from 1920s-1940s to help you get inspired!


Women in the 1920s

1920s fashion

T-Strap Shoes


Miss Toronto

Cloche Hat, dark cupid bow lips, bobbed hair. VERY 1920’s here!

Louise Brooks

1920s men

Image courtesy of Reed College Centennial 1911-2011

1920s fashion

1920s fashion



1930 fashion

1930s fashion

1930 womens fashion

1930s fashion

Image courtesy of “Live life in Style


1930s fashion men



1940's suits

1940s women's clothing

1940's womens clothing

saddle shoe ad

hair 1940s

1940's women's clothing pants

Rosie the Riveter

1940s clothing

1940s clothing

1940s clothing

1940s clothing


Now what I have just briefly shown you is only the tip of the iceberg there are so many looks you can wear from the different eras, but these looks should hopefully get you at least started. Happy shopping!

Liz 🙂

4 thoughts on “How to dress for an “Electro Swing Party”-Picture Inspiration

  1. So very cool! I love electro swing! It’s my pick-me-up music of choice when I just can’t seem to recharge my batteries (and I need to stay away), not to mention just plain fabulously fun to listen to. I hope you had an awesome night out!!!

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you very much for your blog comment today, honey. I hear you loud and clear! Not once in six years of living in the GTA did I ever find any Bakelite while thrifting (or at yard sales, etc). Never say never though – luck could decide to be on your side at any given moment. One must always think optimistically on the thrifting (and Bakelite) front.

    • Your so right Jessica! I will think positively about finding Bakelite in Toronto…think think think 🙂 You will be the first person I tell if I do 🙂

      Electro Swing is so fun and the evening was a blast. It’s always cool to around likeminded people for an evening out. Makes the experience that much cooler 🙂

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