As all of us vintage lovers know some wonderful eye candy of a movie The Great Gatsby is being remade for release in summer of 2013.  This version made by Baz Luhrmann, the director of Moulin Rouge and the most recent version of Romeo and Juliet looks like it’s going to be amazing!  Loads of 1920s fashion set from spring to fall is enough in itself not to miss this one.  The roaring 20s had a unique look driven by the women’s rights movement.  Styles became less conservative and started the movement towards modern fashion, much of which remains today.  Skirts became shorter and trousers acceptable.  All we gals have the ladies of the 20’s to thank for freeing us from the very restrictive clothing of Victorian times. 

  Incorporating the looks of this era into your modern wardrobe is easy with a few 20s style accessories and pieces that have the same signature styling of the time.

  The drop waist dress screams 1920’s more than any other fashion piece in my opinion.  This piece is pretty easily obtainable thanks to its comeback in the 60’s and 80’s and for a much more affordable price then the originals from the 20’s.  To keep it in the look of the 1920’s look for dresses made from very lightweight and sheer material and avoid the heavier synthetics such as polyester.  A pretty sheer dress detailed with intricate beading is the way to go for the most authentic look.

Check out this dress from http://www.etsy.com/shop/VeraVague

  Pleating was also a notable detail of the time.  Pleated skirts that come to just below the knee were very popular.  This style is timeless and can be found in any decade over the past hundred years.  Just keep the length in mind to give it a 1920s feel.

  As far as accessories go cloche hats are the ultimate in 20’s fashion.  Generally made from felt, close fitting bell shaped hats were all the rage through the 1920s to early 30s.  Plain styles worn low on the forehead bring the look of this era best.

  Headbands were popular in the 20’s.  Styles from thick to thin, plain or embellished with bead and feathers were all worn.  The trick to wearing it 20’s style is to place it over top of your hair with the front right at the top of your forehead.

Check out http://www.etsy.com/shop/Orizu for tons of amazing cloche style hats!

    Whether you go all out 20s, or pay homage to the fashion by adding a detail or accessory you can definitely find tons of pieces to add to your wardrobe that will work in the modern day.


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