The glamorous revival of the 1920′s is seen through the remake of the Great Gatsby movie. It reminds us of just how gorgeous this time period really was – short bobs, faux furs, jeweled headpieces and trendy flapper dresses. The movie captured a mysterious, enviable and CHIC period in fashion that you can apply to today.
Short Cropped or Curly Updo
This style was super popular during the 1920′s as women began to break previous fashion rules of looking like a proper lady. As the dresses and hair become shorter, these women really began to portray a look of self-confidence. Woman wore short hair or faux bobs which helped to show off the face and dramatic eye makeup.
DIY Faux Bob
- Pre treat hair will some gel or mousse to give it some wave and volume and part hair slightly to the side
- Create a low ponytail that hits about 4 to 5 inches from the end of the hair
- Twist the hair to where you want the bob to hit
- Tuck the hair that you don’t want to show underneath your “faux bob” and secure with bobby pins
- Use hairspray to help hold in place and pull a few ends out to give it a relaxed feel
If your not a fan of the short bob look, try curling your hair and securing a low bun with bobby pins.Pull out a few strands to frame your face. Add a jeweled headband or hairpiece and you can still feel Gatsby CHIC without a bob.
Another glamourous aspect of the 1920′s was the attire. Moving away from corsets, the 1920s portrayed glamour by showing some skin in a CHIC yet classy way. Popular styles included the short shift dress maybe with some flapper fringe for embellishment) or a long flowy vneck evening gown maybe with a slit up the front or some beaded embellishments. Anyone can look like a movie star by adding a little Gatsby inspiration to their evening wardrobe.
Show off your legs in a short flapper dress or long evening gown with a slit. Try something with a plunging neckline to show off your collar bone or with a deep V-neck to show off your back. A 1920s dress is not complete without a little something extra. Try a dress with beads, fringe, jewels, sparkles or rhinestones. Or make a more simple gown 1920s CHIC by adding a jeweled headband, a strand of pearls or sparkly jewelry.
Popular 1920s styles included cute little pumps and open toed sandals. A Gatsby girl is always looking to have a good time so let your style reflect that with something stylish and easy to dance in.
In case the hair and makeup aren’t CHIC enough, the makeup of the 1920s was anything but boring. Winged eyeliner, smoky shadows, long lashes and red lips all help complete the look. You can enhance one feature using one of those trends or go all out for a complete 1920s inspired look!
The Great Gatsby has helped create a style revival of the 1920s looks. Try a bob, flapper dress or red lips for a CHIC look for your next night out. Everyone will envy your confidence and style by adding a little touch of the 20s to your wardrobe.