There’s no doubt: The Great Gatsby is on the must-see list this summer. But before the film premieres, I’m determined to throw a party in honor of its coveted 20s style. Bold, glamorous, and provocative for its time – no wonder it’s making a comeback. But before those invites go out, a costume is in order, and it’s coming together via these embellished accessories.

  • Pearls. And not just one strand. Pile these staples on. Wrap them, knot them, let them drape down a sequined dress. You can’t go wrong.
  • Rich color, bold geometric shapes, and lavish design. Yes, we’re talking Art Deco. If it’s not radiating from your outfit, infuse it with smaller touches like an elaborate cocktail ring or rhinestone clutch.
  • From shoulder bags to T-strap sandals, look for tasselsbeading, and, of course, fringe. Nothing defines the Roaring Twenties like these over-the-top accents.
  • Your hair will undoubtedly be pinned up in chic finger waves. Which means spottable-from-across-the-room earrings are essential.


Our Make It Your Own: Her Great Gatsby–Inspired Style and Make It Your Own: His Great Gatsby–Inspired Style Boutiques opened Friday, May 3, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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May 3, 2013