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Get the look: The Great Gatsby

Bobby Schuessler is a beauty writer for SheKnows and is one of the resident experts on hair care and celebrity hairstyles. Bobby is currently a New York City style editor and writer. For inside fashion and beauty trends, follow him on Tw...

1920s fashion

We can't wait for The Great Gatsby. And not just because we're massive fans of the book and want to see Leo DiCaprio at his best, but because of the fashion! Those super glam 1920s moments are to die for. Love this time period as much as we do? Here's how to incorporate the era into your looks today.

The Great Gatsby

Wear a drop-waist

A drop-waist frock is totally '20s. Can't you just picture a chic gal slipping into one before a fabulous night out?! To make a drop-waist feel totally of the moment, select one that is slightly more fitted on top, and incorporate on-trend accessories like nude heels. Want to really go all out? Add a fascinator to your ensemble!

Wear a drop-waist

Alice and Olivia Fern Novelty Knit Slip Dress $495, Michael Antonio's Beige Jennings Heels $50,
Dorothy Perkins Feather Fascinator Hair Comb $17

Add Art Deco graphics

Nothing screams the roaring '20s more than crazy Art Deco graphics. While we adore Art Deco architecture, it's time to try this motif in your fashion as well! Try a vibrant black and white printed dress with patent accessories.

Add art deco graphics

Miss Selfridge Deco Print Shift Dress $50, Ted Baker Inga Clutch $110,
KORS Michael Kors Abalena Double-Strap Pump $185, Croton Watch $80

Incorporate flapper-inspired feathers

Embrace your inner Daisy Buchanan by wearing a modern take on the classic flapper dress. Make sure your dress choice has beaded accents and feathers and you'll be good to go! Adding a long necklace will only make your look feel more '20s.

Incorporate flapper-inspired feathers

Sue Wong Open Back Feather Hem Dress $528, Banana Republic Pearl Long Layer Necklace $45,
Sigerson Morrison Nude Strappy Ankle Mary Sandal $522

Indulge in dramatic jewels

Take a cue from The Great Gatsby and pamper yourself with fabulous jewels. OK, OK, there's no need to spend a fortune here. You can totally buy '20s-inspired costume jewelry to embody the time period. Try emerald drop earrings and a fabulous cuff. If you want the jewelry to really stand out, make sure you're wearing a simple LBD.

Indulge in dramatic jewels

Dorothy Perkins Black Embellished Neck Dress $44, Roberta Chiarella Emerald Envy Earrings $48, Kenneth Jay Lane Cutout Circle Cuff Bracelet $138, Pelle Moda Flirty Platform Sandals $150

Slip into T-strap heels

Nothing says '20s more than a T-strap pump. Make a classic black pair pop with a fun pink dress and sweet chain bag.

Slip into T-strap heels

Steven by Steve Madden Nubuck Heels $170, Dress Available at Marshalls $80,
Vera Bradley Little Black Bag $47

And don't forget to see The Great Gatsby when it hits theaters May 10!

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Photo credit: Matt Hart/Warner Bros.


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