Clothes Make The Gatsby Girls

by CARSON GRIFFITH · July 28, 2009

    via Nothing says summertime more in the Hamptons like The Great Gatsby. Not only is the setting perfect, but who doesn't want to take part in a party whose theme is basically materialism, a lack of morality and endless partying? And if we're not going to get all deep here with symbolism, 1920's clothes are probably the most fun thing you can wear on a warm summer day. Little flowy, fringy flapper dresses, loads of pearls and costume jewels, and hats, flowers, and headbands galore. When else can you dress like a 5-year old who raided their grandmother's closet and actually look hot while doing it? And for the boys, it's the perfect excuse to mismatch stripes and plaid, whip out those bow ties you haven't put on since your prep school days, and hike up those socks with your shorts. Vests and hats are encouraged, as is seersucker, and there's never such a thing as too much white. But the best part of this party over a real Gatsby one? The alcohol is legal. Take that Jay.