In honor of my 28th birthday last month, I decided to fully embrace the roaring 20s as my Halloween costume! It also worked well as the theme for my joint birthday party with my friend and fellow Scorpio Meridith.
I absolutely love the glitz and glamour of this style (The Great Gatsby, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Downton Abbey, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries are such great shows and movies set during this time for inspiration), so I figured since it’s still the 2020s and I’m in my 20s, why not combine them into a fun theme for Halloween?!
I absolutely love how iconic the 1920s flapper style is – fun headpieces, dramatic makeup, lots of sparkle and outfits that flow beautifully when you move in them. It’s truly a fashion lover’s dream! This style is also perfect for any upcoming parties and holiday festivities.
For this post, I am highlighting some cute outfits and accessories inspired by the decade – I hope you find something here that inspires you to throw your own Gatsby-themed party!
This Anthropologie dress ($230) is the closest I’ve found to the Sail to Sable thrifted dress I’m wearing in my birthday photos // ASOS DESIGN embellished fringed mini dress in pink ($178) // Charcoal Sequin & Faux Feather Minidress ($200) // ASOS EDITION sequin halter mini dress with faux feather hem in sage green ($171) // UO Glamorous Sequin Fringe Midi Dress ($119) // Hutch One-Shoulder Fringed Mini Dress ($140)
My exact Antonio Melani x Nicola Bathie Lila Bow Detail Platform Dress Sandals ($130) // ASOS DESIGN faux feather clutch with resin handle in purple ($18.50) // Express Rhinestone Knot Strap Slouch Bag ($90) // Rhinestone Headband hairpiece Crystal Gatsby Headband ($18) // Public Desire Wide Fit Midnight heeled shoes with bow detail in black ($61) // Altar’d State Rhinestone Headband ($20)
I hope this inspires you all to add some glitz and glamour into your wardrobe rotation!
All photos of me are by Kathleen Marie Ward Photography.