February 21, 2010

ttF Fashion Diary: Great Gatsby… What to Wear to a Roaring 1920s Party

What to Wear to a Great Gatsby Party

ttF Fashion Staples Series Diary: Great Gatsby… What to Wear to a Roaring 1920s Party
A friend invited me to a Great Gatsby themed birthday party. Anytime I hear the words “costume party” my eyes light up like a kid in a candy store so I spent the entire day yesterday shopping for something to wear. We stopped by a few vintage stores but nothing wowed me. My friends were going the classic flapper route with fringe and feathers but I couldn’t get Drew Barrymore’s Grey Gardens premiere look out of my head. Remember that stunning Alberta Ferretti gown with dark red lips?

Luckily, right before I settled on a purple fringe mini I remembered a nude embellished dress I had bought for a wedding years ago. With opera gloves, pearls and six coats of my CoverGirl Outlast lip stain (the longest lasting lip color) and a swipe of Urban Decay’s dark purple lipstick I was able to make it work. Since we were out all day, I didn’t have enough time to perfect the Marcel wave like Drew but I think I did a decent job. A brocade jacket with a brooch kept me warm when I wasn’t sitting by the fire at the party.

Anopia Collezioni dress, Nicole Miller jacket, vintage brooch, Jimmy Choo sandals, vintage pearls, Miu Miu bag, beads and cigarette holder provided at party

Fashion Staples Used: Crystal Brooch

What to Wear to a Great Gatsby Party

What to Wear to a Great Gatsby Party


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  1. William Kuhn commented:

    Fab look, Sydne. But then again, you’d look good in a wool sackcloth. I’m going to “The Great Gatsby Party” at the Plant museum in Tampa this Oct. 1st, and for a man it is easy: I shall wear a tux. The main problemo I have is whether to wear a 20’s style wristwatch – which were very small by today’s standards – or a pocket watch. Gals – including you, Sydne, for “your next one,” could do worse than check out the “One Hour Dress – How To Make a Genuine 1920’s Dress” at Now, if I can only throw one of these parties myself, maybe I can find my own “Daisy.”

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