The Great Gatsby is a classic novel from 1925, originally written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It primarily follows the life and relationships of Jay Gatsby, a millionaire whose lifestyle refutes the American Dream ideal. Not only has the novel re-entered the book charts with the release of the 2013 film, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, but its fashion has taken over the style field.
The 1920’s are renowned for its implicit sexual content, alcohol and jazz music. Its fashion was elaborate, delicately detailed and glamorous. The twenties followed the exhilarating feel of hidden sexual desires by being subtly sexy yet beautifully feminine and modest. Head-pieces, beaded and flapper dresses are just a few styles that are being recreated for the return of 1920’s fashion, mainly due to the new film release.
Check out some of the best from Glam Net UK. They have achieved the glamorous feel that many of the 20’s styles exude beautifully! Tassels, fringing and beading with a mixture of classic style allows the modern women to achieve the look effortlessly. More over, their contemporary take on the classics, for example, the adaptation into a maxi dress, allows an easy transition into an era past.
For men the 1920’s was a time of timeless tailoring, accessories from brace to round-framed glasses, and even skinny jeans and boots. The film where staying true to the fashion of the roaring twenties, puts a modern twist to the fashion of that time.
Designers and high street brands have taken inspiration from both the original style of the twenties and the films remake of ‘The Great Gatsby’. Key pieces which designer and high street brands have revived for menswear this summer are:
Slim fit tailoring
The twenties was the era where tailoring took off, adding elegance and swerve to the modern gentlemen, a trait which up until last year menswear has forgotten. With a range of slim fit- tailored fit suits you’re bound to find the perfect twenties inspired outfit for you. To truly get the Gatsby look, match your tailoring with braces, bow tie, and a pocket square. (See my previous article on occasion wear for men for a full guide to tailoring)
Sport inspired items
Polo shirts, V-neck sweaters, and tailored shorts were all the range in the twenties for more of a casual look. Inspired by sports such as polo and golf (the two main sports favoured by the upper classes in the twenties) they are perfect for your summer wardrobe.
So there you have our quick guide to getting the Gatsby look this summer. Are you sporting any 1920’s fashion? Let us know below