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Great gatsby glamour

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Karbea · 14/04/2012 15:48

i have a challenge for you!

I am going to Nice at the end of may for a gay friends 40th birthday weekend. I've just been sent the invite and the whole weekend is themes gatsby glamour and we need to dress that way too.

So I need a capsule wardrobe for 4 days that oozes gatsby...


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noddyholder · 14/04/2012 15:50

Flippy dress and skull cap for parties

Panzee · 14/04/2012 16:11
MrsCampbellBlack · 14/04/2012 16:13

Well theoritically there should be lots of 20's style stuff in the shops but I haven't spotted it.

Drop waisted flapper dress I guess but haven't seen any around.

Perhaps pretty beaded/embellished sort of bed jacket thing over a vest top with jeans.

oasis dress

a wear


apple99 · 14/04/2012 16:37

Love the Oasis dress MrsCB has found. Definitley has Gatsby glamour.

Karbea · 14/04/2012 16:48

Yes loved that too.

Any thoughts on daywear?

One day we are 'at sea', the others lunches...

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WipsGlitter · 14/04/2012 16:57

At sea: Breton and white trousers? Get the DVD and have a look at the sort of things they wear?

OllieinOrange · 14/04/2012 17:05

Daytime in true Gatsby style could be wide legged trousers & fitted chiffon blouse, or maybe a 'tennis' style outfit (Boden's cricket jumper perhaps here). Large floppy hat and strings of pearls would be good too?

You'd probably get away with anything navy/white for being at sea?

I think its a lovely theme for the location. They have just remade The Great Gatsby with Leo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan - some inspiration here

IAmSherlocked · 14/04/2012 17:17

Are you very rich? Grin This site doesn't even have prices on...

IAmSherlocked · 14/04/2012 17:19
warmandwooly · 14/04/2012 17:19

If you search Lauren Laverne's style columns on the Observer website she did a column abiut Great Gatsby style. May be worth a look for the ideas.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 14/04/2012 17:22

I like this for daywear - minus the puppets, of course! Should be fairly easy to recreate?
And here. And here

This link might be useful

Topshop had biad cut black satin midi skirts recently - maybe worth looking at for day wear?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 14/04/2012 17:25

Oh and might be worth a look at Biba, maybe?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 14/04/2012 17:26
Astr0naut · 14/04/2012 17:28

Go as Gatsby and wear a pink suit. Take shirts in white, silver and gold.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 14/04/2012 17:36


V cute day look

Menswear for women

Could you get away with a white suit like this?

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