What to Wear For The Great Gatsby Theme Party

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Photo: Tumblr

Got a hot ‘Great Gatsby’ theme party to attend (or to throw!) but stuck on what to wear? Don’t worry, us folks here at Fiestah have your back!

As part of our three-part installment on all things Gatsby, we’ve got amazing and budget-friendly ideas on what to wear to the Party of The Year. Mark our words, you’ll win best dressed! Find out more, after the cut:

 Ladies: How to Dress Like Daisy Buchanan 

Photo via: Style in Cinema

Photo via: Style in Cinema

In the newest adaptation of Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, the production team worked closely with Miuccia Prada on the beautiful pieces Daisy wore. While not all of us have the same budget range, we’ve got a few tricks on getting Daisy’s impeccable trend-starting style. Remember ladies, it doesn’t have to be costume-y. Daisy’s look may seem classic to us, but she could be seen as a modern chick in her time!

Type of Fabric: Choose beautiful silks, chiffon or even laces! The idea is fabric that drape effortlessly around your body.

Outfit Details: Daisy’s outfits stood out because of the gorgeous detailing. Pick pieces with soft details, such as cascading ruffles, sequined accents, beads and even bows! Fringes topped with faux fur stoles or jackets are perfect too. It’s all about beautiful movement!

Accessories: Go all out with gloves, and anything beaded! Look out for fans or shell motifs, reminiscent of the Art Deco movement, which you can definitely find in thrift stores. If not, go with statement pieces like a sparkling necklace, or rhinestone earrings. Done!

Don’t Forget the Headpiece: Large glittering head pieces are a must to pull the 1920s look together. If it’s too out there for you, go with sparkling bobby pins or hair combs. Just remember to slick your hair back, for a glamorous look!

Footwear: We love the shoes during the Jazz Age, nothing too high or wacky! Go with a modest heel, no more than 3 inches. T-straps, or classic Mary Janes are perfect! If not, go with classic nude colored pumps.

Ladies: Great Gatsby Inspired Makeup 


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The key to pulling the entire look together isn’t just the glittery headpiece or fur stole. Really, it’s about serving face! The Flappers of the 20s were women ahead of their time.

Makeup Ideas: Try a bold crimson lip against a creamy complexion. If you want to accentuate your eyes, go for the smoky eye and thin brows. Click here for a tutorial!

Hair: Don’t know what to do with all that long hair? It’s all about the glam pin curl, a timeless yet modern take on the 20s look. Find out how to get the gorgeous look here!

Toni and Guy have a great tutorial on creating a 1920s inspired faux bob which is perfect for mid length to long hair, so click above for a step by step guide!

Gents: How To Look As Dapper As Gatsby 
Photo via: My Luscious Life

Photo via: My Luscious Life

No matter what we think of Jay Gatsby, his style was on point! There was no one who could get away with looking dapper as he did in a pink suit, or look amazing in a cream suit.. in the rain! It would be awesome if we all could get our hands on the Brooks Brothers suits made specifically for Leonardo DiCaprio, but there’s a more budget friendly way:

Preppy Accessories: Anyone can wear a suit, but it’s the accessories that make it 1920s ready! We’re talking Panamas, Fedoras, Trilby or even straw boater hats to make the look pop.

All In the Details: Gents, it’s the little things that made Gatsby look so good. Pay attention to the texture of your ties and pin ’em down with tie pins. We also love how cuff links and a colorful handkerchief in the top pocket make any look complete. Remember, stick to Art Deco inspired pieces, such as diagonal strips or geometric shapes!

Suits: We suggest a three-piece suit, in a slim cut. Put on a crisp white shirt, a vest, a clean jacket with high-waisted trousers. Run with any color you like, contrasting prints are encouraged! If not, clean black pants with a white dinner jacket work just as beautifully too. Don’t forget the bow tie!

Shoes: Clean, and shiny, please! Black Oxfords are great while Wingtips in white is a funky, and fresh addition to your look. If not, black patent shoes work just as well. Whatever dressy and formal-friendly is good, keep your sneakers at home please!

Photo: Big Australia via Supplied

Photo: Big Australia via Supplied

Whatever the outfit may be, ladies and gents, just be dressed enough to be the kind of party people Gatsby will want at his famous glittering soirees!


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