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Assemble a Stunning Great Gatsby Look

Updated: Mar 20, 2022

Getting ready to attend a party themed to the Roaring Twenties? Here's everything you need to look like you just stepped out of Jay Gatsby's mansion!

The Jazz Age silhouette is long and slim, with a dropped waist and a mid-calf hemline. Dresses are generally short sleeved or sleeveless, and feature extravagant beading, lace and fringe. Amazon is a great source for affordable period dresses in this style -- take a look at some of these examples:

With a sparkly dress like one of these, you'll need simple pumps with a thin high heel. The ankle strap shown above is a great touch, but not essential for the look. Avoid chunky heels, or worse - flats.

Extra-long strings of pearls highlight the long-line shape of the dress, and are often tied in a knot that falls between the breastbone and the navel.

Top off your look with a stunning headpiece, ideally including beads and feathers. Choose a small pearl or diamond stud earring that will complement your necklace, but won't draw attention away from your amazing headpiece.

If you don't mind carrying your martini glass while wearing gloves, opt for the longest silky gloves you can find -- past your elbow if you can get them.

Sure, it's harder to eat finger foods, but that's just an excuse for your date to feed you :)

The Roaring Twenties were all about excess, so skip the coat and go for a silky pashmina or an over-the-top feather boa! Finish your look with a flashy clutch purse, either in a silk fabric or covered with beads. And now you're ready to party the night away like it's 1929!

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