In the post World War I years the fashions became so much looser. Waistlines were dropped or non-existent. Embroidery and chiffon were often used as an over-layer to the silk or satin sheath shell underneath. Sequins adorned everything, especially 1920s "club wear".
Lady Rose MacClare shows the brilliance of the flapper dress of the 1920s. The dresses haven't quite gotten "short" yet, but they are definitely quite opulent.

Beverley Blush Pink Flapper Dress

Annette Flapper Fringe Dress
Scarlet Flapper Fringe Dress

Glam Flapper Maxi Fringe Dress