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The roaring ’20s fashion trend has been working its way down the catwalk for a few months, but now that the trailer for The Great Gatsby has been released, it’s really time to get your Gatsby on.
The film won’t appear in theaters until December 25, but I have no doubt this trend will last at least until the premiere. All of the 2012 holiday parties will be perfect for working this look, and I bet the trend will last until prom next year. Think of all of the fun you can have putting together premiere parties of your own and wearing some fabulous finds to the movie theater.
Don’t forget that furs, fabulous coats, and other cold weather accessories are also a big part of the roaring ’20s trend. Thank goodness the majority of what’s coming down the runway for both men and women is seasonless, because all of these the clothes, accessories, and jewelry and shoes are just too fabulous to wait that long.
Several big names like Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs have complete lines showing this look, but don’t worry if that’s out of your budget; just about everyone else has included it too. You may also score with cool vintage finds, but be prepared for high price tags, as this era’s cool points just went up. If you can’t indulge in one of the fabulous flapper dresses or gowns, create your own looks with all the stunning accessories and shoes that are also coming down the runway.
What I think is really fun about this trend is it lets the guys get in on all of the fun of really dressing up with all of the trimmings: hats, suspenders, watches, and just about every other cool men’s accessory are key items for this trend, even socks. If you’re shopping for a warm weather hat to keep you safe from the sun’s rays or just want to look cool, both men and women should check out a Gatsby-esque newsboy cap or fedora.
What I think will also be fun for girls who don’t wear dresses and even those who do is to have fun with menswear and borrow a few things from the boys, a la Ralph Lauren. Don’t worry about inspiration for creating outfits and looks; just open any fashion magazine or why not rent the Mia Farrow Robert Redford version and have a practice Gatsby-themed party?