For Spring 2012, designers like Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, and Gucci turned to one of the greatest American novels for inspiration: The Great Gatsby, which is set for its return to the big screen later this year starring Hollywood heavyweights Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Muligan. Heralded by an Art Deco-styled era that began in Paris in the 1920s, the glitzy glamour seen on the runway is perfectly in sync with the decadent excess and luxurious settings in Gatsby.
To get on board with this trend, look for drop-waist dresses that are great for hiding an unwanted tummy, shimmery tops, and pleated silk skirts. As for accessories, pair your flapper dress with a metallic strappy sandal, and carry a framed square clutch that doesn’t distract too much from the rest of your ensemble. Cute cloche hats and long layered necklaces also look great with this trend.