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Fashion Inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald


Zelda fitzgerald style

Even though it got pushed back to summer 2013 (boo!), the upcoming Great Gatsby film is sure to propel a fashion revival — expect to see lots of Roaring Twenties-inspired fashion in the near future!

However, if you want to capture a genuine 1920s-era look, there’s no better source of inspiration than Zelda Fitzgerald‘s iconic style. The wife of Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda had a brazen personality and a style to match. She was even referred to by her husband as the “first American flapper.”

Want to emulate her glamorous style for yourself? Simply scroll on down to check out three looks inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald:

Outfit #1: Prim & Polished

Zelda fitzgerald outfit 1
Product Info: Dress- ASOS, Hat- Nordstrom, Necklace- Target, Shoes- ModCloth

Drop-waist dresses were all the rage in the ’20s, so for this look, we’ve found a vintage-inspired drop waist frock that still has a modern vibe. An off-white cloche hat contrasts nicely with the plum color of the dress, while heeled oxfords continue the vintage aesthetic. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a classic strand of pearls.

Outfit #2: 1920s Winter Wear

Zelda fitzgerald outfit 2
Product Info: Hat- Nordstrom, Top- LOFT, Coat- Dorothy Perkins, Skirt-, Earrings- Tarina Tarantino, Shoes- ModCloth, Gloves- Target, Tights- Lacoste

For this next outfit, start by pairing a printed tie-neck blouse with a black fluted skirt to create an effortlessly chic look. A long camel coat is a practical choice, while heeled ankle booties add a stylish touch. Accessorize with winter-appropriate items like opaque tights and faux leather gloves, and capture the opulence of the Roaring Twenties with gold and black studs. Complete this look with an adorable bow-adorned cloche hat.

Outfit #3: Glamour Girl

Zelda fitzgerald outfit 3
Product Info: Dress- ModCloth, Coat- Dorothy Perkins, Headband- ASOS, Shoes- Kohl’s, Ring- Fantasy Jewelry Box, Bag- The Pyramid Collection

This final outfit, perfect for a formal occasion, is inspired by the glamour of the flapper era. Start with a gorgeous silk slip dress and a pair of t-strap heels for a dressy look. A faux fur coat not only continues that luxe vibe, but helps to make this outfit winter-appropriate. A beaded clutch and bold cocktail ring complement the dusky pink color of the dress. Finally, accessorize with a statement-making jeweled headband.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of Zelda Fitzgerald’s style? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which one is your fave? Are you a fan of 1920s-era fashion? As always, remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

Posted on on December 9, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , ,

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13 Responses to “Fashion Inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald”

  1. 1
    December 9th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    so pleased to see such a cool lady featured in this segment!
    xandra :)

  2. 2
    December 9th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I really love the first and last look here! If I had to choose between those two, I’d have to go with the latter. The dress and headpiece convo is so chic! Love this post!

  3. 3
    December 9th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I worked at a museum last summer, and in the collection we had some beautiful beaded clutches, and some spectacular beaded dresses. The 20s are not really my style, but I do like the bead work.

  4. 4
    December 9th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    So in love with the second and third look!

  5. 5
    December 9th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    My eternal dilemma: I love the 20s, I look terrible in drop-waist dresses.

    Anyway, very cute outfits!

  6. 6
    December 9th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I love outfits #1 and #2! I love cloche hats; they are so chic! The fashion from the roaring ’20s was very nice. I’m glad it’s coming back.

  7. 7
    December 9th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    great post! can’t wait to see Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby simply for the fashion

  8. 8
    December 9th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I love the second one. The other two are a little two costume-y for my tastes.

  9. 9
    December 9th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    That dress in the first one is gorgeous!

  10. 10
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I really like outfit number 1, it’s gorgeous. I can’t wait until the movie.

  11. 11
    December 10th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    the third outfit was the best one

  12. 12
    February 21st, 2013 at 3:02 am

    She was an icon of the times. Kind of like a drunken cherub. I do like those shoes.

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