What is it about dressing up in ridiculous costumes that puts us in a good mood? Last night we had the privilege of attending The Geneva School’s Roaring 20’s gala. They were celebrating their 20 year anniversary and did so in style.
When I first learned that we were to “dress the part”, I immediately thought Flapper. After sifting through my closet, I changed my tune. I came across a dress my aunt wore to her son’s wedding that screamed the Great Gatsby. I googled Great Gatsby/20’s and pieced together a list of 5 defining elements to dressing the part.
5 Musts for a Roaring 20’s/Great Gatsby look:
1. jewelry – a long strand of pearls or vintage silver sparkles are a must!
2. Gloves – white, cream or black long gloves add polish to the look.
3. Feathers – feathers are a great accessory. Grab a boa, feathery jacket, or even stick an individual feather on your clutch or in your hair.
4. Headpiece- feathers or an oversized flower can be stuck into hair with a barrette or bobby pin. A chignon or waved bob were also popular. A rhinestone necklace can be used as a headband. Also a cloche hat is perfect. Party City sells one for under $20.
So I pieced together a boa, long strand of pearls, and some white gloves I wore in my own wedding. I went to Clarie’s and bought a headband to which I attached a flower pin I already owned. After texting my mom and sister pictures of different hairstyles, they decided for me. I would still like to try a wavy bob but just don’t have those hair styling skills.
My husband is always game when it comes to dressing up. I bought a gangster hat and sequins suspenders at the Party City for his look. He added a pinstriped suit and we were ready to go!
any chance you may be interested in selling the dress?
Interesting question. I’ve had a few people ask but it’s not mine to sell. My aunt wore it to her son’s wedding, so it has sentimental value to the family. If anything changes though, I’ll email you. 🙂
Do you know where she bought the dress? My birthday is in March and it’s 1920s themed, this dress is ideal!! Can you help?
i don’t know. It was years ago. I will try and find out if there is a tag.
Is the black hat on a Crunkleton Mannequin Head? It looks very pretty….love the hat.
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