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Fashion - June 2013

28 May 2013

Gatsby Glamour

With the release of the ‘Great Gatsby’ this month, all heads are turning towards the red lips, fringing and flapper fashions on screen.

To maintain the classy approach to 1920’s dressing it’s best not to throw on all the pearls, feathers and beading you have hanging in your closet – you’ll end up looking like a bad Madonna wannabe from the eighties.

The key is glamour – incorporating an element of the twenties into contemporary sleek 2013 silhouette. For men, this means donning a tuxedo and a crisp bow tie, but for women – things can be a bit more playful. Pop on a head piece for instant accent piece and take cues from Catherine Martins stunning creations on screen for Daisy Buchanan.

A drop waist dress is also a classic piece from the era and easy to combine into a modern wardrobe. Pare it back so not to look as if you are actually in costume – the less beading the better. Worn with classic lace stockings and you’ve got a 1920’s knockout.

The easier option is to throw on a long strand of pearls or a large pair of sparkling art deco diamond earrings (no need to buy real diamonds and pearls - just act as if they were real).

Aim for evoking the era of the 1920, rather than being an extra on set and you’ll end up all glamour with none of the garish.

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