The Great Gatsby

This coming weekend, some of our friends are off to a The Great Gatsby-themed party. I absolutely loved studying this book in high school... if you haven't read it, it's a very good read! 
(T hasn't read this book and now feels she has missed out on a significant part of life.)

Now, more importantly... what to wear?
The Great Gatsby is set in the roaring 20s, a time when "jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined modern woman-hood & Art Deco peaked" (thanks wikipedia)

Some pictures from the film version of The Great Gatsby to get your mind in gear:
Film pictures from here
And a 20's-themed editorial featuring Kate Hudson

Now some more practical outfit ideas:

For the Girls
- Slinky knee-length sheath dresses or a simple shift
- Long dangly necklaces
- Hats of all kinds (especially the cloche style!) & curly hair
- T-bar heels (of which I have none)
- Drop-waist dresses
- Gloves, hats, headbands... i.e. as many accessories as possible!

pictures from here

For the boys
- Smart suits with bow ties
- Light coloured country-club type outfits
- Braces!! (of the pants-holding-up type of course)
- Waistcoats

The only problem is... All these ideas, but still nothing to wear!!

xx S&T



  1. I adore this style: '20s but '30s too have been fantastic years in fashion with feminine shapes and soft sensuality...I hope I can follow some of your ideas to follow it!


  2. Great pictures. I've always been a fan of that 20's style, it looks really elegant and feminine!

    Hahaha, and I know your pain! I, too have many outfit ideas, yet I don't have the clothes...! (yet (hopefully))
    ; n ;

    ~ Orphin's Domains ~


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