20 May 2013

Best of the Highstreet: Flapper Fashion

Ok, so it wasn't quite Cannes, but the Irish premiere of The Great Gatsby was a pretty swanky affair. (Jump straight to my review of the film - and don't worry, it's a spoiler free zone!)

The Great Gatsby movie premiere


The invite said vintage, so I did my best with what I already had in my wardrobe - this pink Warehouse dress is vaguely 20s (I also featured it here), especially teamed with the headpiece I took home from The G, and a fur collar that used to be part of my mum's old winter coat (sorry Mum!).
But one look at the full on ritzy, glitzy flapper style at the premiere made me wish I'd made a little  bit more of an effort. In an ideal world I would have loved to have rocked up in any of this little lot.

Great Gatsby inspired 20s fashion inspiration board


ONE  These gorgeous Cai heeled metallic sandals are the very thing for trying out the moves of the Charleston. The heel height looks just about do-able, too.
TWO With its detailed embellishment and beading, this Miss Selfridge flapper dress looks decidedly more high-end than high-street.  
THREE I'm a little bit in love with this black, white and gold necklace - the cord reminds me of one of my current favourites.
FOUR For a more modern take on the 20s trend, this bejewelled dazzler of a top from Choies would look great, teamed with jeans and those high-heeled sandals.
FIVE Crystal encrusted earrings with a dangling pearl? Bling me up Scotty! And unlike Daisy's, these Miami ear-rings from Monsoon are costume, so you can afford to really pile it on.

SIX  Part of Topshop's Limited Edition collection, this sequinned black number will make sure you shine!

SEVEN Deco and decadent, at £55 this rose gold and crystal necklace is a little pricier than your normal highstreet find, but boy does it make a statement.
EIGHT This beaded clutch looks vintage, but is an absolute steal from New Look.
Have you caught Fitzgerald fever and is anything catching your eye?

28 comments:

Laura said...

Loving all the glitz & glam! :)

Laura xo

Yvonne Magner said...

That Miss Selfridge dress is calling my name....damn you Emma, damn yooouuu.

Roxy said...

Such a pretty post! I definitely have Fitzgerald fever and I want all of the things here!

Kim Alston said...

I dressed as a flapper once. Not nearly as exquisite as these designs. I'm posting about it tomorrow. Glad you got to see the movie.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Gorgeous doll, am glad you went and enjoyed yourself!! I adore the 20's and collect vintage items from that time...always so glam :)) You did a perfect job on your outfit, so beautiful. I hope you have a swish week x

fluff and fripperies said...

I'll look forward to seeing that post Kim! xo

Not Just Inside - Irish Beauty Blog said...

You look great, love the headband x

little t said...

LOVE the sequinned black Topshop dress!

Adele said...

Loving all your jewellery picks Emma.
Have a fab week Hun xoxo
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Rebecca Ze said...

Love the jewels and that t is so cool!
Rebecca x
Ze Makeup

Roses and Rockets said...

These are fabulous items, I love flapper dresses but I don't think they would suit me. I loved the movie!

Rachelle Dollyrouge said...

you wear flapper style pretty awesome lady! loving the photo x

Amy Fashion Blog said...

love your headband. have a great week

Mirror of Fashion said...

In love with that rose gold and crystal necklace!

Dani said...

I love the 20's style and all of Carey Mulliagn's dresses looked amazing in the movie.
Love Dani xx
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Chloe said...

I LOVE flapper style dresses.. But sadly they don't quite love my body shape as much! The clutch might be mine though...

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You look lovely dear and the New look clutch is divine!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lala H said...

im so loving the headband!

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Chantel said...

Awesome post! Great picks.

Emma said...

Love your choices Emma, I adore the Deco aesthetic and actually went to a 20s themed party before Christmas and had so much fun dressing up, especially doing a faux-bob! The necklaces in particular are gorgeous. Still haven't seen the film, but hoping to next week when I'm less busy!

Hope you had a great weekend my dear!

Emma x

Anonymous said...

Great look of yours! I was going to see the movie yesterday but then got caught up on my home renovation. Will probably watch the movie on Saturday.

LUXESSED

Gemma T said...

Those earrings and necklace are gorgeous! I love Flapper fashion, you look lovely xx

Gemma | ♥ MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

Petra said...

hm i was born in the wrong era - i would suit the 20's flapper ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the clutch, so bling yet elegant!

Nicky said...

Love the gold shoes..
Nicky
www.mywishstyle.com

Sam said...

Fabulous Gatsby inspired items! I am loving numbers 1, 5, 6 and 8

Breige said...

Love this post! I especially love the clutch bag

Alex said...

I want everything from your board!!!!! :D x