What to Wear to a Great Gatsby Party

At some point we will all be invited to or plan a 1920’s theme party.  Either you’re really excited for the theme or you dread it because you don’t know what to wear. Here is some inspiration for both guys and dolls.

Dolls First

The most popular look of the decade is “the flapper” look.  To pull it off a sheath type dress is perfect paired with sparkles, pearls and the perfect headpiece.

Great Gatsby Party


Dress & Shoes

Choose sheath style dresses. Fabrics like silk, lace, chiffon along with sequence and beading. T-straps or Mary Janes were the usual shoes of the decade, but anything fun, sparkling, and festive will work as well.


This is where you get to have fun! Plenty of pearls and diamonds (or rhinestones) for necklaces and bracelets. Choose long necklaces or nice chunky necklaces and match your earrings.  Wear a fun and big headpiece or rhinestone comb or pin. Don’t forget the gloves or fun cocktail rings!

Hair & Make Up

Have fun and be bold! Go for a smoky dramatic eye and a red shade of lipstick. For the hair, of course a bob would be ideal. But if you cannot commit to chopping your hair for a night, then try pin curls or a loose up-do.

Now the Guys

Guys kept it classy but also went a bit more casual in comparison to previous eras.  Just think of Jay Gatsby.  His style was superb! Here is some inspiration.

Men's Roaring 20's Outfit Ideas



A suit works wonders, but you can mix it up.  You can go for a full tux, three piece suit, a vest and dress pants, dress pants and suspenders, get creative.  Also this of tans, black and white as safe and classic colors. Oxford shoes were big and great investment for your closet!


Men’s hats were trendy during this time with newsboys’ caps, fedoras, bowlers and top hats.  Big ties, bow ties and handkerchiefs add a great touch.





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