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Great Gatsby Hen Party

24/07/2014
Welcome to Week 2 of Themed Thursdays! Let's kickstart today with one of the few hen party themes that looks stylish and classy no matter what you do, The Great Gatsby Theme! With a black and white colour scheme and lots of pearls and feathers, it’s both fun and sophisticated!



GREAT GATSBY HEN PARTY

 
The 1920s is the decade in which fashion entered the modern era. It was the decade in which women first abandoned the more restricting fashions of past years and began to wear more comfortable and fun clothes. Think a 21st Century Daisy Buchanan with drop-waist flapper dresses, deco accessories and plenty of shimmer and shine. So here are some fabulous 20’s inspired pieces to make you feel like you’ve gone back in time.
 
 

1) Great Gatsby Clothing

 
Flapper dresses offer the ultimate in timeless, vintage-inspired glamour, and the drop-waist, slouchy silhouette works for a huge variety of body shapes, but even if you prefer a more defined waist, there are many '20s-inspired looks that will work.

Little Mistress Silver-Beaded Cami Dress@ £120 on sale, available at ASOS and very.co.uk..Little Mistress Gold Crossover Beaded Dress@ £120 on sale, available at ASOS and very.co.uk

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2) Great Gatsby Hairstyles

 
The Great Gatsby has us all going gaga over 1920s retro hairstyles. From fabulous finger waves to cute kiss curls, immaculate bobs to vintage hair accessories. Now all you have to do is embrace your inner flapper girl and rewind to the twenties… 


There are many excellent, easy to follow tutorials available online. One in particular which I have used and found quite easy is called Tuck and Cover Gatsby Style, which can be found on Pinterest
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3) 1920's Vintage Accessories

 
Without accessories a dress is just a dress. Women in the 20s and 30s never left the house without hat, gloves and handbag. The right accessories make a so-so dress into a smashing Gatsby success.

River Island Tassel Box Clutch Bag @ £40. ASOS Turban Hat with Brooch @ £15. ASOS Multi Row Faux Pearl Choker Necklace @ £10
 
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4) Vintage Gatsby Make Up

 
Smoky eyes, long thin eyebrows, round blush, very defined (cupids bow) dark (dark read or raspberry) lips. 1920s. Are they inspired by Gothic makeup? I see really dark smoky eyes - cat eyes, thin eyebrows and dark lipstick. I think women in this decade wanted to express them self and makeup was an important part of that. Revlon lipstick in Black Cherry @ £7.49.Eyeshadow- Rimmel London HD 5 pan eye shadow @ £6.99.

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I hope that I have given you some inspiration and ideas for another possible hen party theme but if the 20’s aren’t your thing come back next week when I will be sharing my best picks and tips for Summer Festival Fashion, perfect if you are bringing your hens to a music festival or even if you just want a fun and colourful theme.
 
Until next week, have a great weekend!
 
Ciara x
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