Gatsby Theme Social Events

1920s costume ideas are popular at all sorts of fancy dress parties. This is because of the classy and refined sophistication in flapper dress styles and 1920s mens fashion. This era was also called the ‘Roaring 20s’ because it was a time of gangsters and easy money, glamour and fun.

These are qualities that continue to be celebrated and why it remains a popular fancy dress theme for all sorts of landmark events. People who enjoy high fashion and class enjoy the fashions of 1920s costumes. They also have a timeless quality and are flattering for all ages and body shapes.

You can emphasise different elements of 1920s costumes for different types of social gatherings based on the ages of participants and their budgets. For example, people expect to buy new outfits as wedding guests, or for a graduation ball, but not so much for a 21st Birthday.

21st birthday gangster costume party

1920s Gangster Costume

While the birthday girl or boy will love being dressed in a flapper costume or gangster costume, other guests may want to be more low key. If budget is a concern for younger people, there are great Gatsby accessories that are inexpensive. These include elegant cigarette holders, gloves, long beads, fake guns, suspenders and hats.

Engagement party

Mens 20s Costume

The bride and groom to be will look stunning in matching Great Gatsby costumes for women and men. Your guests will be dressed in Flapper and Gangster outfits just like Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan as well and there will be plenty of champagne to toast the happy couple. Make sure you complete the look with appropriate 1920s accessories like feather headbands, pearl bracelets for women and cigars, spats and gun holsters for men.

Graduation ball

If you are planning an end of year school or university formal ball, you can’t go wrong with a Gatsby costume theme. The ball gowns or flapper dresses are perfect for a formal occasion alongside pinstriped 1920s gangster suits. Don’t forget, women were gangsters back in the day too. The wonderful sequins, feathers and tassels on 1920s dresses are flattering for everyone and are very comfortable to dance in. A lovely sequined shawl to cover shoulders in the cool evening is also a nice touch.


20s Flapper Costume

A Gatsby themed wedding is perfect. While the bride may choose a traditional white Gatsby dress, there are many other options. A lovely sequined headdress or elegant feather fascinator with or without a veil makes an elegant statement. The bridesmaids in matching flapper dresses could even dance the charleston with the groomsmen as they walk down the aisle. Imagine the dancefloor with gangsters and flappers dancing into the night.

25th Wedding Anniversary

The lovely thing about a silver wedding anniversary is that adult children can celebrate their parents’ marriage and everyone can dress in style. A silver gatsby dress would be so appropriate and a matching black 1920s suit with a silver tie would add a dash of elegance on this memorable day. With older customers in mind, the 1920s fancy dress never goes out of style.

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