The end of World War I was certainly a cause for celebration and shortly thereafter, the Roaring Twenties were born. An excellent depiction of the decade came from F. Scott Fitzgerald in his fictional novel, The Great Gatsby. Set during the 1920s, it portrayed the carefree lifestyle of people who lived like there was no tomorrow.
Conversely, society also harbored the critics who pursued prohibition because alcohol was the work of the devil. These critics would get their wish in 1920, however where there’s a will there’s a way. Fitzgerald’s portrayal of the gaiety of the twenties certainly emphasized that, describing decadent parties and devil-may-care characters.
The Charleston dance, originally choreographed in the early 1900’s, became popular in the 1920’s and was favored by young women known as flappers. The dance spawned a new era of clothing and hairstyles for young men and women.
Vintage Dancer offers a wide variety of Great Gatsby style dresses for women. The major changes with dresses of the decade involved trimming down extra fabric. This allowed for a lighter fit and easier movement. Replacing the standard pantaloons were step-in undergarments. Stockings rolled over a garter belt complemented the outfit.
But it’s not just about the flappers! Vintage Dancer also carries men’s suits complete with shirts, vests, hats and ties. Create your Jay Gatsby look from a wide variety of carefully selected suits and accessories. While Nick Carraway may have been a more modest character, in The Great Gatsby era the clothes make the man.
Organize your roaring 20’s party and make sure your party goers visit Vintage Dancer for the best selection and information available. We’ve got many styles and colors are available that will ensure your party’s a hit!