Great Gatsby Fashion: The Good, The Bad, and The Must-Avoid Looks
Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby hits theaters Friday, May 10. With sparkly, soirée-ready costumes designed by Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin, the decadent flick has spawned a slew of Daisy- and Jay-inspired fashions that range from glamorous to downright gaudy.
thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com/ A tempting trend? Yes. Should you attempt replication? Um, no.
While it may sound appealing, draping yourself in velvet, fringe, and patterns galore, some Prohibition-style restraint is in order -- if solely to save you from looking like a costumed clown.
First, some pro tips. As it goes with every trend ever, a little can go a long way. Decking yourself out in head-to-toe Art Deco duds just ain't the way to play it. Instead, incorporate Gilded Age glamour into your wardrobe by choosing detail-conscious pieces. A drop-waist dress, a feather-flocked clutch, sculptural drop earrings, T-strap shoes, and pleats can all contribute a flapper-esque vibe to your look without seeming like you're playing dress-up.
Now, your guide to Gatsby fashion: the dos, the don'ts, and the never-ever-evers.