The Great Gatsby Laurel

by luxperdiem on May 13, 2013 · 16 comments

in 1920s,Applique,Dresses

I modified the, you guessed it, laurel for this dress. I used a brocade fabric I brought on sale ages ago for like a dollar a yard. The beading is an appliqué I picked up on ebay, and the headband is just jersey and feathers. I’m going to see the movie tonight, and plan on wearing this, I expect some “looks”!

While I know this isn’t the best shape for my figure, it’s pretty authentic. I even wore a sports bra to help flatten out my girls, which takes a WHOLE LOTTA sports bra to be quite honest.

I’m going to wear it out with a drapey cardigan I picked up from target, it seems to go quite well.

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Tiffany May 13, 2013 at 8:28 am

That looks great! I love the styling of the whole ensemble. <3


luxperdiem May 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thank you!


Draped in Cloudlets May 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm

This is so super cute – congratulations on your fabulous dress (-:


luxperdiem May 14, 2013 at 8:42 am



Inkdork May 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Where are the photos? All I see are the black “Great Gatsby” images both here and on your blog. :(


Inkdork May 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Now they show up- weird. I can;t pull off this style, but the dress is cute! You pulled the look together well. :)


luxperdiem May 14, 2013 at 8:42 am

Very strange! Thank you!


Ingling May 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Good job – you look great!


Gail May 13, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I hope you have a lot of fun at the movies tonight in your cute outfit.


mariebayarea May 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Eeeps! Gorgeous dress. You look so pretty.


Jantine May 14, 2013 at 2:27 am

Gorgeous dress! And it does look even better with the cardigan ;-)


luxperdiem May 14, 2013 at 8:43 am

Agreed! I feel like the 20′s were very much about layering, but didn’t have the time to pull anything off myself.


Rohan May 14, 2013 at 5:07 am

Well done! You look great!


Jenny May 14, 2013 at 6:34 am

I think it looks beautiful! Love the headband- very nice touch :)


Miss Crayola Creepy May 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I bet you got so many compliments when you went out :) What did you think of the movie?


Paige @ LPD May 16, 2013 at 8:05 am

Hah, a few compliments!

The movie was enjoyable, but the CG kind of ruined it for me. I really liked baz lurhman in the 90′s, and wish he stuck to more practical effects. I thought since he was working with Leo again that it would recapture some of the feels I had with romeo and juliet, but it didn’t even come close.

The fashion was great though, and the sets. His wife does the work on most of his films in set design and costumes, I want to hang out with her!


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