Fashion in the 1920s took a huge turning point. Skirts grazed the ankles and came below the knee, waistlines dropped to liberate women from discomfort, corsets were gone for good and women took opulence to a whole new level. This was a time of serious glamour, which is why we think it’s the perfect look for this year’s Christmas party season. To give you some inspiration, we’ve taken images from the 1974 movie, The Great Gatsby, starring fabulous ladies Mia Farrow and Lois Chiles.
If you love 1920s vintage, here’s how you can get that Great Gatsby glamour for your upcoming Christmas party…
Mix Diamonds and Pearls
The Great Gatsby era was all about glitz and glam and there really is no holding back. Don’t feel torn between diamonds and pearls; choose both and layer on the jewels like you’re royalty. Team with a simple drop-waist dress or stylish silk slip for 1920s perfection.
Wear Head Pieces
Don’t be afraid to experiment with head pieces and headwear. Go for sequins, feathers, forehead bands or sparkly hair clips. It’s all about accessorizing!
Get Signature Hair
If you don’t have it, get it. Because without that Gatsby signature hair, your look is nothing in the 1920s. This stunning vintage hairstyle can be achieved with “finger wave” or “pin curl” techniques – these are long processes but definitely worth it.
Wear an Embellished Dresses
Beading and embellishments were all the rage in the roaring twenties – and the more beads the better. If you’re not great at styling accessories but you want to get that Great Gatsby look, embellished dresses are a must!
Go Back to Black
You don’t need colour to get that look-at-me glam. Black was a huge trend in the 1920s but it was far from boring. This era is all about texture and beading so go all out with your embellishments and don’t hold back on jewellery.
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SBP Team x