The Jameson Prohibition Party will be held Saturday December 3rd at Regan's Place located in Chattanooga's Southside neighborhood in part with Mainx24. Lets party like its January 16, 1920, when scores of thirsty Americans took to the streets to buy their last legal drinks from liquor stores and saloons. To help encourage our guests to dress in attire from the 1920's we will be hosting a roaring 20's costume contest. We will be awarding over $1000 in cash and prizes. "A little party never hurt nobody at Regan's Place" Sponors for the party are Jameson Irish Whiskey and Carleo Entertainment. Purchase your tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line.
The contest details are listed below.
-Registration for the costume contest are between 9pm-11pm -Costume Contest begins at 11:30pm -Scoring will be based on originality of attire from the roaring 20's. -Three judges will be selected from our guests to give each contestant a score of 1-5. -The top three scores will then move into the finals where the winners placement will be based on crowd applause.
1st Place - $300 Cash and a 3 Day/2 Night trip to Charleston, SC.
2nd Place - $100 Cash
3rd Place - $50 Cash
In a nut shell 1920s fashion for women was all about getting loose which applied to morals too. Dresses were sleeveless, shapeless, long or short slip gowns accented with beading, sequins, fringe, and some feathers. Rich jewel tones and soft pastels made the simplest of gowns look expensive. Add to that some lavish accessories such as a diamond tiara or headband, silk shawl, feather fan, long pearl necklaces, and gold arm bangles and you will look like a silent movie star!
While ladies lavished in richness men found relief in slightly more comfortable dinner jackets (tuxedos) instead of stuffy tailcoats. Many men cast off formal attire all-together and embraced the colorful life of striped suits, flashy neckties, homburg hats, and gold capped walking sticks.
For a formal affair, getting a dose of fashion history (and a lot of pictures) will help you get in the right mind set for the night. Ladies be sure to read about creating the iconic flapper look or getting really fancy with 1920s formal dresses. Gentlemen should read about 1920s tuxedo’s. If you would rather look semi-formal try 1920s party dresses for the ladies and 1920s suits for the gents. Knowing how popular the Great Gatsby is men might also like to dress in all white like Jay Gatsby did or perhaps as a bootlegger like the characters in Boardwalk Empire. Speaking of popular TV shows this year, ladies might enjoy the sophisticated look of Downton Abbey and gents too.