Step into our fabulous world of the roaring 1920s flapper dress and be inspired. Sway this way for a quick lesson in dressing like the style icons of the Jazz Age, falling in love with Great Gatsby fashion. We've a wealth of dresses to inspire. If you love vintage, you're gonna love this. So, jump right in. . .

The 1920s Flapper Dress

The Great Gatsby, yes, we all remember an outstanding book and film. We're thinking Louise Brookes and black and white movie moguls. But modern day Gatsby played by Leonardo Di Caprio brought the 1920s flapper dress back into the fashion spotlight. It was an age of liberation and fashion and more specifically, timeless flapper dresses. So, it's not surprising the iconic look still stands the test of time today with celebs stealing the vibe on red carpets this February. Let's face it, the 1920s flapper dress is a great look for that all-important vintage wedding party - the vintage look is making a huge comeback with many deciding to copy the party perfect dress code. But having a Gatsby dress hanging in your wardrobe, well, it's a sure winner all year round. So, without further ado, here's a quick step guide on how (and when) to wear your favourite Gatsby dress.  

1. The Complete 20s Look

If you want to fully embrace the flapper dress with a look that oozes Great Gatsby glamour, then the GatsbyLady range is a fantastic go-to.  We even have the headband and bag to complete your outfit. GatsbyLady is one of our most favourite brands. It's one of our best selling brands year on year, and you can see why. From extravagantly beaded flapper dresses to feathered and fringed Gatsby dresses, our collection of vintage-inspired and 1920s style dresses and accessories are perfect for injecting a Daisy Buchanan vibe into your wardrobe. Read our ultimate Gatsby Glamour style guide here for all the tips and tricks to pulling off this look perfectly. Get the Look: Gatsbylady Downton Abbey Flapper Dress in Black and Nude: £85, Linzi Shoe in Black Leather: £30, GatsbyLady Clutch Bag in Black: £29, GatsbyLady Eliza Headband: £20, Daniel Sandler lipstick in pucker: £15.50


2. Feeling Unique

Embellished pieces are the perfect eye-catching party dress, so for those who like to stand out on a Saturday night, the Jywal dress is perfect for you. Team with pearls and beads. Voila! Outfit sorted. Get the Look: Jywal Flamenco Flapper Dress in black and silver: £94, Linzi Shoe in Silver: £25, GatsbyLady Dollie clutch: £55,  GatsbyLady pearl necklace: £18, Johnny Love Rosie bridal pear ear cuff and stud set: £18 , Daniel Sandler lips in micro red, £15.50

3. Modern-day Daisy

A classic LBD is perfect for those who want to try the flapper dress but aren't yet ready to dedicate their look to the retro era. Pair the black dress with kitten heels and a swirly-wirly bag Get the Look: D.Anna sequin fringe dress: £61Linzi gold sequin sandals: £22, GatsbyLady Vegas Vintage bucket bag: £29, Embellished tie-ribbon cape from Jywal: £74, GatsbyLady Charleston headband in black: £15, Daniel Sandler luxury lipgloss in truffle: £15.50


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4. Summer Inspired

Hoping to shimmer your way into the limelight this summer? Well, look no further than the Jywal Prom Dress in embellished beading and grey, £179 (currently on sale at £162). Ooze 20s glamour with a silver sequinned bodice and cinched waist offering an alternative to the usual shift-style flapper dress. Pair with on-trend SS’18 pastel earrings and silver accessories for a glamorous Gatsby inspired look. Get the Look: Jywal dame beaded prom dress: £179, Linzi black heavy dome detailing scrappy stiletto shoes: £35, Johnny Loves Rosie metallic woven headband: £16, Daniel Sandler luxury matt lipstick in Gigi: £14.25 Shop pure Gatsby Glamour here