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Title: Party like it’s the roaring 1920s in great Gatsby themed dresses

Are you ready to party like it’s the ‘20s—the 1920s, that is? If so, you’re in luck: with the new ‘20s comes a full blown trend for all things vintage 1920s, and that includes a trend for Great Gatsby themed fashion. 1920 Gatsby dresses are coming back big this year, and if you want to hop onto the latest trend and enjoy living like it’s the roaring 1920s all over again, check out this guide to wearing Great Gatsby themed dresses and outfits to your next party.

Wearing 1920 Gatsby Dresses: What to Look For

Here’s what to look for when you’re shopping for your 1920 Gatsby dresses.


When it comes to finding the best Great Gatsby themed dresses for your next party, you’ll want to look for dresses that have that classic roaring ‘20s silhouette: dresses with a straight, hanging silhouette that goes down to your knees or sometimes your ankles.


The 1920s were all about embellishments! Look for popular embellishments such as gold embroidery, sequins, tassels and lots and lots of beading. If the dress is for a party, don’t be afraid to get a little wild and choose a dress with extensive embellishments.


Most 1920 Gatsby dresses are sleeveless, but if you’re the type of person who hates bare shoulders, don’t fret: you can find plenty of styles that either come with shawls or add your own for a completely new look.


Finally, color!  Great Gatsby themed dresses come in many colors, but the most popular are dramatic colors like silver, black, or white.

Tips for Completing Your Outfit with Accessories

Your 1920s outfit won't be complete without some accessories to finish off your Gatsby-inspired look! Women in the 1920s loved to add lavish accessories that highlighted their great party dresses, so take a look at the following tips to keep you on the right track.

Tip: Wear pearls--but keep them long!

Pearls were all the rage in the 1920s, but skip the choker-style 1950s pearls and opt for long strands of pearls (faux or otherwise) instead.

Tip: Get a fancy shawl

Shawls were the perfect accessory to keep a 1920s gal warm while also adding to her overall look. If it's cold, look for a fancy fur shawl in white; if not, opt for a silk shawl in either a solid color or with a 1920s inspired print.

Tip: Get the makeup right

Your Great Gatsby themed dresses won’t be complete without the right makeup. For a true 1920s makeup look, you'll need: dark brown or black mascara; matte eyeshadow in a dark dramatic color like black, dark blue or even dark green (but only use it on your upper lash line--not all over your lids); matte red lipstick in a striking shade; and a dark black or brown pencil to give your eyebrows a thin, arched shape. Line your eyes lightly or if you’re going for a dramatic 1920s Gatsby party look, opt for an Egyptian inspired Cleopatra eye.

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