Nearly 100 years later, the fashions of the Roaring Twenties still evoke elegance and glamour. After all, who can resist the indubitable luxury of those sumptuously beaded gowns? To keep up with the recent growth in popularity of Gatsby-esque clothing, designers have supplied the market with many gorgeous gowns that perfectly capture the beaded glitz of 1920s evening fashion! Take inspiration from real fashion gems of this decadent decade for your next holiday outfit.
If you want to look less Chicago and more Daisy Buchanan, this beaded dress is for you! The sweet pale pink beading is accepted with copper and gold elements in graceful geometric motifs. The fluttery cap sleeves add an extra dose of sweetness!
Rococo Radiance Dress, $189.99, Modcloth.com
The ubiquitous fringed flapper frock has been modernized with skinny spaghetti straps and a satin belt to accent your waist. This is the perfect dress to wear for a night of dancing—twirl to your heart’s content and watch the fringe dance with you!
Adrianna Papell Beaded Fringe Blouson Dress, $289, Nordstrom.com
The vertical beading on this Pisarro Nights dress draws the eye up and down, making the wearer appear slimmer. The navy blue chiffon is also a great color to wear if you want to stand out in a sea of Little Black Dresses on New Year’s Eve!
Pisarro Nights Illusion Yoke Beaded Cocktail Dress, $168, Nordstrom.com
Be royalty for a night in this stunning floor-length ball gown. This black chiffon gown is intricately beaded in an Art Deco-inspired design straight out of Boardwalk Empire. Bonus? The longer hemline will help keep you warm on cold nights!
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“Gatsby-Inspired Fashion” originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Dec/Jan 2015 issue