You are getting outfit-ready for a Great Gatsby Party and need to choose one of these beautiful Great Gatsby dresses you can find online but don’t know which one to pick?
No worries….I’m here to help!
I am, what my friends call: a “Gatsby Era Obsessed”
Yes! That’s me! And I proudly own that title!
So now my Lady, let’s see how my obsession will help you rock the best Gatsby outfit of the night!
Great Gatsby Dresses
Before choosing your Gatsby Shoes & Accessories, you need first to find the perfect dress.
• Great Gatsby Style of Dresses
Dresses from the Roaring 20’s when The Great Gatsby takes place, were lavish in design and flirty fun.
Art Deco design, as well as fringe and even Egyptian themes are the most iconic design details to look for when you are looking for a Great Gatsby dress.
Here are the different Gatsby styles of dresses you can choose from!
• Short Great Gatsby Dresses
The flapper girl dress is the best-known short style dress of the 1920’s.
Short hemlines, knee-length or higher with lots of fringe and sequin work are essential to the Great Gatsby themed short dress.
• Great Gatsby Dresses “Long”
If you’re looking for a long length Great Gatsby dress, look for a drop waisted sheath dress.
You can go with a sleeveless or sleeved design.
While longer than the flapper girl dress, even the long length dresses still showed a bit of ankle, so choose a gown that is going to end just below the shin.
• Long Sleeve Great Gatsby Dresses
The long-sleeved dresses of the 1920’s featured angel sleeves, puffed sleeves and sheer sleeves.
Lace sleeves as well as chiffon or georgette sleeves are common choices on a long-sleeved Great Gatsby dress.
• Formal Great Gatsby Dresses
In the 1920’s, the formal dress was a shapeless slip dress accented with beadwork, sequins or feathers.
Rich jewel tones and soft pastel colors are wonderful choices in a formal Great Gatsby Dress.
• Where to buy Great Gatsby Dresses?
You can sew one yourself using vintage patterns, or reproductions of vintage patterns, or you can buy one ready-made.
If you are looking for a costume grade dress, any costume shop should have flapper girl designs.
One of the best, and easiest ways to shop for Great Gatsby Dresses is online.
The best Great Gatsby dresses brands to look for are:
• Daisy Great Gatsby Dresses
When you think of Great Gatsby Dresses, the style of Daisy (the focal female character) is what comes to mind.
Daisy Buchanan’s flirty flapper girl style with short hemlines, sleeveless sequined bodices and plenty of fringe are what you want to look for.
• Great Gatsby Fancy Dresses
This gorgeous fancy red dress is a Unique Vintage signature, which is in my opinion the best brand when it comes to Gatsby Flapper dresses.
So if you want a unique, highly detailed dress with beautiful lines and designs, that’s the way to go!
Depending on the type of fancy event you are attending, you might choose a flapper girl dress (not costume grade) or a more formal slip dress with drop waist.
Beads, sequins and feathers are essential details for a fancy Great Gatsby Dress.
• Great Gatsby Dresses “Prom”
If you are looking for a unique but elegant look for prom, you should definitely consider a Great Gatsby style dress!
From short and flirty flapper girl style to long elegant beaded gowns, you’re sure to wow everyone in your 1920’s dress!
• Great Gatsby Wedding Dresses
If you are seeking a truly elegant, yet fun look for your wedding gown, you really should consider going with a Great Gatsby theme.
Choose a fun, flirty white flapper girl dress with tassels and beads, or opt for a more elegant long length white dress with beadwork and drop waist to bring that 1920’s look into your wedding.
• Great Gatsby Bridesmaid Dresses
Nothing says opulence and elegance better than a Great Gatsby themed wedding.
When choosing your Great Gatsby Bridesmaid Dress, look for either short length flapper girl style or a long length drop-waist gown.
Keep your colors in line with the bride’s specifications and your beadwork or sequin work understated for more elegance!
• Great Gatsby Black Dresses
The black Great Gatsby dress is a common favorite for anyone dressing in a flapper style dress.
The simple elegance of black sequins or beads on a short flirty black dress makes this type of dress a perfect choice for any Great Gatsby party!
• Great Gatsby Gold Dresses
Gold embellishments were a favorite detail on dresses in the Great Gatsby era.
But consider a dress completely made of gold to add flash and sparkle to your Great Gatsby dress.
Be dazzling in your gold flapper dress with lots of sequins and tassels!
• Great Gatsby Red Dresses
The fabulous flapper dress also looks fabulous in bright flashy red, making it another favorite color for Great Gatsby dresses.
The jewel tones were very popular in the 1920’s and it makes any Great Gatsby Dress look absolutely fabulous!
• Great Gatsby Costume Dresses
If you’re looking for a flapper girl costume or need a Great Gatsby dress that is less formal or only will be worn once, you might want to search for a costume grade flapper dress.
Many costume shops and online stores carry these less expensive options.
They look great, but will not last as long as a more expensive Great Gatsby dress.
• Great Gatsby Fringe Flapper Girl Dresses
With its short skirt and rows of fringe around the skirt, it’s a fabulous dress for dancing or showing off your legs.
For a flashy look, choose a dress with a sequined bodice or for a more elegant look, choose a bodice with beadwork.
Don’t forget to throw in some feather accents!
I hope I helped choose the perfect dress.
Now, it’s time to party like Gatsby!
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