How To Dress Gatsby

Guys

The 1920’s Mens Fashion Guide is a guide dedicated to the style of men during the Roaring Twenties. In the 1920’s, men wore very long coats with large lapels and wide collars. Men also wore high starched collars which stood up straight against their skin. They had narrow ties around their necks and they always wore hats when they went out in public. The hat styles that were popular back then included fedoras, homburgs and bowlers (bowler hats). Men would wear suits with vests underneath them most of the time; you could tell if someone was rich because they would have multiple vests in different colors that matched their outfit perfectly!

Men also had cuff links at all times on each wrist; these were made out of silver or gold depending on how much money you had in your pocket at any given moment throughout history! Lastly but most importantly: never forget about socks!

Shirts

Your dress shirt should have a button-down collar. It should also have collar stays. You can invest in these at any mall or department store, and they will serve you well for years to come.

For your pocket square, you can use silk or cotton squares as long as they are white, patterned only with stripes or dots (no plaid), and match the rest of your outfit’s color scheme. A pointy french cuff is preferred over a rounded one because it lends itself more easily to being rolled up when the occasion calls for it.

You may want to try out different shirt collars before settling on one that works best for you: pointy collar, spread collar, club collar, rounded collar…. All of these are acceptable depending on how much neckwear is appropriate for where you’re going tonight!

Pants

You should wear pants that are straight and loose-fitting, with a high waist. Wool pants are best, but you can also wear cotton or linen pants. You should wear suspenders over your pants so they don’t fall down when you sit down. Cuffed pants are best for this era, although some people prefer wide leg trousers. Pair these plain white socks and shoes with laces only (no buckles).

Jackets and vests

If you’re not a fan of vests, you can still pull off the look without one. Just make sure to match your tie with your suit jacket or blazer. Sticking with that color scheme for all three pieces is ideal, but if you really want to go bold with this look, consider mixing bold colors together for an interesting contrast in your outfit.

A vest is a good choice if you want to add some texture and depth to your outfit. If you don’t have one or prefer not wearing them during the summer months (or any other time), try leaving off any kind of layering piece and opt instead for a patterned shirt or brightly colored tie instead!

Hats

Hats are a great way to add style to your outfit and keep the sun at bay. Try one of these:

  • The fedora is a classic form of headgear that has been worn by everyone from Henry Fonda in On Golden Pond to James Bond himself. It’s traditionally made from felt, but you can find some styles made with straw or wool as well. The crown is typically 3-5 inches high, with a short brim decoratively folded up on both sides (known as a “basket weave” brim). Try it with jeans or a suit; it looks good either way!
  • A bowler hat is similar to the fedora, except that its crown will be rigid instead of soft and floppy like most other hats. They usually have a reinforced brim all around, making them very sturdy–perfect for long days spent outside! Bowler hats are often associated with English gentlemen because they were worn by working class men back then too–but don’t let that stop you if you want one today!

Accessories

Accessories can bring your look together and add an extra layer of personality. There are a few items you should consider including in your gatsby dress-up kit:

  • Pocket squares are a great way to spice up any outfit. They’re versatile, they go well with any other accessory, and they’re easy to match with anything you already own.
  • Cane usage is encouraged but not required. If you choose not to use one for whatever reason (aging, disabilities), then that’s fine too! Just be sure not to trip anyone over as you walk around in high society.
  • Cigar holders make an excellent addition if you have one lying around that doesn’t belong on someone else’s face (we won’t judge). Make sure it matches the color scheme of your outfit so it doesn’t seem out of place or drop ash all over your clothes while you’re smoking outside at parties or during lunch hours at work meetings when everyone else would rather talk about politics than how bad their job sucks right now but maybe someday soon things will change because someone somewhere once said something nice about going back into space again which made him feel better about himself so maybe he’ll get lucky tonight…

Girls

When it comes to dressing for a Great Gatsby-themed party, you can’t go wrong with the iconic look of a 1920s girl. The Hollywood version of the flapper style—flowing fringe dresses and bare midriffs—is a modern take on this over-the-top look that’s just as fun as its original incarnation.

If you want to capture this look in your own wardrobe, invest in a jewel-toned dress with a drop waist, short hemline and perhaps some fringe details (like the one shown above). You may not have the same pearls or sequins that were popular during those days—but there are plenty of ways to glam up your outfit without them!

Flapper look – The Great Gatsby’s iconic party girl look is all about fringe, shimmering beads and subtle sequins. A jewel-toned dress with a drop waist, short hemline and perhaps some fringe is the Hollywood version of the flapper style. Add a feather boa and armbands to pull together the full look. You don’t have to spend a lot for a flapper dress either; this costume designer created a completely believable flapper outfit for under $30 from items she already had in her closet!

The Great Gatsby’s iconic party girl look is all about fringe, shimmering beads and subtle sequins. A jewel-toned dress with a drop waist, short hemline and perhaps some fringe is the Hollywood version of the flapper style. Add a feather boa and armbands to pull together the full look. You don’t have to spend a lot for a flapper dress either; this costume designer created a completely believable flapper outfit for under $30 from items she already had in her closet!

Sparkling gown – Not interested in going full flapper? A sparkling gown with any hemlines (short or long) works wonderfully as well. Gold, silver and black are great color choices here. Think more Audrey Hepburn than Daisy Buchanan when putting this ensemble together.

You can’t go wrong with a sparkling gown that has any hemlines (short or long). Gold, silver and black are great color choices here. Think more Audrey Hepburn than Daisy Buchanan when putting this ensemble together.

Floral frock – The Great Gatsby takes place on Long Island, so it makes sense to pay homage to the natural setting by wearing something floral. A flowy, colorful dress with thin straps and an empire waist is perfect for this theme. Pair it with metallic accents such as jewelry or accessories and you’ll be good to go!

Floral frock – The Great Gatsby takes place on Long Island, so it makes sense to pay homage to the natural setting by wearing something floral. A flowy, colorful dress with thin straps and an empire waist is perfect for this theme. Pair it with metallic accents such as jewelry or accessories and you’ll be good to go!

When pairing a floral dress with other pieces, remember that the color of your clothes should coordinate with one another while also matching your skin tone. Additionally, choose items that complement each other yet still stand out in their own right so that nothing looks dull or uninteresting when worn together (e.g., don’t wear an all black outfit if you’re going for a more subtle look).

How to dress up like Jay Gatsby at a Great Gatsby themed party

To dress like Jay Gatsby at a Great Gatsby party, you’ll need to wear a suit. Men can wear a white or black suit with a matching vest, while women can choose from either an elegant flapper dress or an extravagant long sequined gown. The 1920s were all about color, so men should stick with bold shades like red and purple for accessories! Wearing suspenders will also look great when combined with this outfit.

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