In the last week the buzz around twenties glamour and vintage inspired fashions have risen to an all time high, with the release of the highly anticipated movie adaption of the 1920’s novel The Great Gatsby by American author F.Scott Fitzgerald, which unravels a complex tale of love in post-war New York. Directed by Baz Luhrman, best known for his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge, the cast includes Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher.
Carey Mulligan, who plays Gatsby’s love-interest Daisy Buchanan in the film, portrays the iconic “flapper” look of the twenties, teaming short-bobbed hair and straight dresses with striking jewels and strings of beads in all varieties. Twenties style was proudly inspired by the infamous Art Deco style creating jewellery that was even bigger and bolder than ever before. The 1920’s style exudes sophistication and glamour so it is no wonder it is still so desirable. For women, this look was all about indulging in sparkle, lace, sumptuous silks and generous amounts of jewellery, most commonly pearls.
Pearls were a must for any upper-class women in the 1920’s, with layered sting necklaces, embellished headbands and eye-catching bracelets all boasting the timeless feminine charm of the pearl. A classic bracelet is the perfect way to recreate the simply timeless style of twenties fashion. This silver cultured freshwater pearl bracelet complete with an elegantly vintage inspired clasp combines traditional sophistication with an added touch of sparkle, to subtly reflect that glamorous flapper girl edge.
Statement was also a must for any flapper girl and these ornate cubic zirconia earrings with vintage inspired triangular drops are perfect for adding some feminine charm to your evening look. If you’re looking to create the glamorous Gatsby look, why not team with an ever faithful LBD and a chic up do, for a classic twenties edge on a must have contemporary look.
As well as timeless diamonds and pearls, vibrantly coloured precious stones are a must for creating show stopping twenties style. This striking diamond and sapphire cluster ring is perfect for making a vintage statement. With the deep and mystifying blues of the sapphire, this beautiful ring is perfect for boasting a dash of Daisy’s enviable poise and the perfect accompaniment to your favourite vintage inspired evening look.
To accessorise your style with something that can take you from day to night, why not complete your look with a classic watch. This delicate vintage inspired watch from Limit with a sparkling crystal embellished bezel and a shimmering mother of pearl dial exudes 1920’s feminine glamour. Read more about Vintage watch trends here.