With the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, a 1920s fashion revival is well on its way. The decade was all about opulence, decadence, and over-the-top everything. And the clothing was no exception. The distinct flapper-girl look included short beaded dresses, bobbed haircuts, and embellished headpieces. Everything was elaborate and luxurious—and we love it!
Get your Daisy Buchanan on with these choice picks:
Sue Wong Feather-Embellished Cocktail Dress $530
Sue Wong is the master when it comes to 1920s-inspired cocktail dresses and gowns. We adore this beige v-neck dress with its beading from head to toe, drop waist, and feathered hem. All of these aspects about this piece create that Jazz-age glamour. Style it with a side bun and a pair of art-deco earrings for the perfect summer wedding look.
Find it at Neiman Marcus.
Anna Sui Printed silk-chiffon turban hat $160
Chopping your hair into a bob isn’t the only way to get that perfect, flapper-inspired noggin. Headbands and hats were an essential part of an outfit in the 1920s. We are crazy about this silk-chiffon turban by Anna Sui. On her S/S 2012 runway she styled the turban with bouncy curls and lacquered-red lips. Copy her technique for a flawless vintage look!
Find it at Net-A-Porter.
Whether dancing at jazz clubs or frequenting exclusive garden parties, the ladies of the 1920s needed shoes that were comfortable. Where today, we believe the higher the heel the sexier the look; 1920s shoes were a bit more modest. We think that these sparkly, t-strap sandals by Oscar de la Renta would have been a big hit in West Egg.
Find them at Bergdorf Goodman.
Suzanna Dai Astoria Drops $200
Let the magnificence of the Art Deco period swing from your ears with these gorgeous drop-earrings by Suzanna Dai. Earrings so ornate ensure that you won’t need to worry about any other accessories. These nearly 4-inch beauties are guaranteed to steal the show.
Find it at Anthropologie.
Dauphines of New York Band of Gold Headband $145
As we mentioned earlier, headbands were a huge trend of the Roaring '20s. The stunning headpieces by Dauphines of New York are a perfect way to incorporate the trend into a modern day look. We are crazy about this one in particular with its irregular, mother-of-pearl accents and adjustable elastic inset. It’s the perfect addition to an outfit for summer evenings.
Find it at Shopbop.
As a more casual dress option, we love this pink, drop-waist dress by Joie. You would be sure to find Daisy Buchanan scampering around West Egg with Jay Gatsby in this relaxed, silk tank dress and it makes for a great addition to your summer wardrobe!
Find it at Nordstrom.