The most talked about movie for months, The Great Gatsby, finally hits cinemas this month. The Baz Luhrman version of F Scott Fitzgerald’s 1920s set novel, promises to be bold, bright and beautifully Art Deco – the style of the time.
The 1920 flapper style is easy to tap into for an everyday look – don’t go wearing a flapper dress, a sequin headband and doing the Charleston, however – that’s not stylish, that’s fancy dress.
But do think sequins, beads, and floaty simple shapes, and you’ll be Great Gatsby-ready!
So, take elements of the 1920s style with angular, Art Deco shapes for jewellery, and simple sequinned shift dresses, or tops.
WHERE TO BUY (clockwise, from top left) Gold embellished bodycon dress, £110, Top Shop, White fringed t-shirt, £35, Wallis, Cream Crochet draped skirt, £19.99, Mirrored box clutch bag, £24.99, both New Look, Glitter t-bar sandals, £55, Schuh
The colour palette for your Great Gatsby look should centre around metallics, nudes and blush shades – beiges, peaches, and pale pinks look fantastic with metallics of all shades.
WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left) Sequinned detail dress, £150, No1 Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, Geometric drop necklace, £15, Dorothy Perkins, Beaded top, £45, BHS, Metallic cuffs, £12.50 each, Wallis. Silver glitter detail t-bar shoes, £24.99, Schuh.
Go for a bold Great Gatsby style statement like a sequin dress, or just add a hint of 1920 style with a fringed beaded bag, or a pair of statement earrings.
WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left) Pink drop waist shift, £22.99, New Look, Sequin dress, £185, No1 Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, Black beaded fringed clutch bag, £24.99, New Look, Studded Art Deco style earrings, £10, Dorothy Perkins, Pearl box clutch bag, £22.50, BHS
A simple beaded dress, a statement necklace and a pair of embellished flats will give you subtle Great Gatsby style.
WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left) Beaded shift dress, £75, Wallis, Black and gold panel necklace, £19.99, White embellished beaded top, £29.99, Silver diamante hair clip, £9.99, Nude jewelled flats, £24.99, all New Look
A statement necklace is a perfect nod to the Great Gatsby style – and modernise the look with a statement splash of colour.
WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left) Boo t-bar shoes, £65, Schuh, Yellow and silver sequin vest, £44, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, Long chain drop collar, £15, BHS, Navy, black and white beaded necklace, £8.99, New Look, Art Deco beaded top, £45, BHS
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