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Movie Fashion: The Great Gatsby


The Great Gatsby fashion
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The Great Gatsby premiered in theaters across the nation this week. While this is not the first film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved American classic (check out our post inspired by the 1974 version here), Baz Luhrmann’s visual masterpiece is like no other. The film perfectly captures the glitz and glam of the Roaring ’20s, absorbing audiences into this decadent lifestyle just as if the Jazz Age was still alive today.

If you’re a fan of the book, you won’t be disappointed. The novel is one of my favorites, and I felt that Luhrmann did a wonderful job of staying true to the book while updating it for a modern audience. However, my favorite part of the film was the costuming. Designed by Luhrmann’s wife, Catherine Martin, the costumes featured lavish jewels and gems with lots of detailing and luxe accessories – they truly exemplified over-the-top glam.

While the Jazz Age might be just a piece of history now, you can use its luxurious look to inspire your own everyday looks! Below, I’ve created a few looks inspired by the characters from The Great Gatsby. Scroll down to see them!

Daisy Buchanan

Great gatsby daisy buchanan
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A beautiful little fool, Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) is the ultimate golden girl of the decade. While her jewels might not be practical to wear across campus, you can tone down her look by rocking a pretty lavender dress that features lace accents.

Wear the frock with a pair of cut-out sandals and a lace wrap cardigan. Grab your pearls and some drop earrings, which are much like the ones Daisy’s seen wearing in almost every scene. To finish this luxe, yet low-key outfit, slip on a beaded headband and a cluster pearl ring and you’ll be all set for class!

Daisy outfit
Dress, Cardigan, Shoes, Necklace, Earrings, Ring, Headband

Jordan Baker

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She may be one of the most frightening things that Nick Carraway has ever seen, but that doesn’t mean that Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki) doesn’t have style!

This golf pro has a edgier Jazz Age look and an attitude to match. Steal her style with a floral button-up and a pair of cropped khaki pants. Oxfords, retro sunnies, and a cloche hat add that perfect 1920s flair. A pearl tassel necklace and stud earrings complete this casual chic look.

Jordan baker outfit
Top, Pants, Shoes, Hat, Sunglasses, Necklace, Earrings

Myrtle Wilson

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Vivacious Myrtle Wilson (Isla Fisher) has a look that’s all her own. Wear a bold look inspired by her style in a red dress with a pair of fierce t-strap pumps. Add a lace cardigan for a feminine touch, and wear a head wrap like the ones Myrtle rocks in the film.

A pearl necklace, bracelet stack, and fringe earrings add the perfect accessories to this glam look. Finish the look off with bright, bold red lipstick.

Myrtle wilson outfit
Dress, Cardigan, Shoes, Necklace, Earrings, Bracelets, Head Wrap, Lipstick

What do you think?

Did you see The Great Gatsby? Are you inspired by the 1920s? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which look is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in a comment below!

Posted on on May 14, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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22 Responses to “Movie Fashion: The Great Gatsby”

  1. 1
    May 14th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I love these outfits! The Mytrle look is something I would totally wear to party or to a date night!!
    I wonder if you’re going to do a part two- using Gatsby, Nick and Tom as inspiration! I loved al the costumes in the movie. I saw it a few nights ago with a few of my girlfriends and I loved how classy they all dressed! Men and women alike in this movie, they really go the ’20’s roaring style!

  2. 2
    May 14th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I loved the movie, and I love all of your outfit interpretations! All 3 look like outfits I could easily wear, and I definitely plan on using them as inspiration.

  3. 3
    May 14th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Yes please please please do a second part for the guys, especially Gatsby. Leonardo in that pink suit….I died.

  4. 4
    May 14th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    The story didn’t NEED to be updated.
    It may have done the story-line but there were so many other aspects to that book that make it “great” that there is/was no possible way to bring it to film. It was disappointing.
    The clothes and glitz however, were amazing, and I love these outfits.

  5. 5
    May 14th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I’m surprised at how much I love Myrtle’s look here, I couldn’t stand her in the book. Maybe I’ll have to read it again…and watch the movie!

  6. 6
    May 14th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Jordan’s look is easily my favorite and could ease into the outfit today. The looks are great as they give me so much inspiration and something to plan with. Love it….!

  7. 7
    May 14th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Please do part two!! Gatsby’s outfits were amazing, I would love to see the women’s version!

  8. 8
    May 15th, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I honestly can’t wait to see this movie mostly because of the fashion. And these outfits are great! I especially like Jordan’s–that hat is just amazing!

  9. 9
    May 15th, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I thought the movie was pretty tacky and awful to be honest, but these outfits are cute!

  10. 10
    May 15th, 2013 at 4:31 am

    While I’ve read some harsh reviews I plan to see it at least for the fashion.

  11. 11
    May 15th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I feel like Jordan’s color scheme should be a bit darker… After all, she’s depicted in the book as a deceptive woman with a facade of innocence (at least in my interpretation)

  12. 12
    May 15th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    can you do one on the movie pirates of the caribbean please thank you

  13. 13
    May 17th, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I’m not sure about the adaptation but i’m going to watch it for the clothes and leo anyway! Great outfits, especially the jordan one. I’d wear that for class on a boiling day. But… why no Gatsby-inspired outfit?

  14. 14
    May 20th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Love all these looks! This film captured my favorite fashion decade of the roaring 20s! I read in LA Times Image section that the jewels used in the film were from Tiffanys and the suits from the men were from Brooks Bro. Both these brands were actually around when Fitzgerald wrote this novel! Its cool to see how some styles can transcend time!

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    November 28th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Generally I do not read article on blogs, but I would
    like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and
    do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me.
    Thank you, quite great article.

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