Gatsby Style

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that new adaptation of the Great Gatsby is coming out in theaters this weekend.  Meg and I have been ready for this for awhile, seeing as how we did this Gatsby wedding post about 50 years ago.  I have to admit that I’m still a little nervous because Baz Luhrmann is not my favorite director.  He gets real Bazzy sometimes, which is a word that I think can most efficiently be described as feeling like you took drugs right before you started watching the movie.  Romeo and Juliet?  Loved.  Moulin Rouge?  Wanted to throw things I hate it so much (although I’m sure a lot of you loved it).  Anywho, I am excited nonetheless, and all these trailers that show Carrie Mulligan looking like a goddess have gotten me to thinking about why it is that we dress so lame these days.  We don’t wear sparkly dresses or ridiculously great headpieces unless it is our wedding, but Daisy got to wear them all the time.  Here are some dresses I would definitely be wearing if I was going to one of Gatsby’s parties.  Maybe I would even have a costume change situation.  And that gold headpiece is absolutely a necessity.

Image Credits: Movie stills via IMDB;  1  2  3  4  5






  1. Megan

    Love Baz, can’t wait, need 3, 4, and 5 immediately. Pretty collage.

  2. Katie

    I love number 1. Sadly it’s a tad over my budget. I wonder if Mom could make a dress that looks like that one???

  3. Taylor

    Love me some Baz. His movies are so visually stunning and a blast to watch. Loved both Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge. I did not see Australia though and did not want to. I absolutely cannot wait to see Gatsby.

  4. Ivy + Molly

    I love all the dresses, especially number 2. I am so super excited about this movie it is ridiculous. The soundtrack is awesome.. and one of my most favorite books. I love F. Scott Fitzgerald.