Get The Great Gatsby Look with Our Make-up and Outfit Tutorial

by Aisha Farndon on 22/09/2015

One of our favourite hen party themes here at Stag and Hen Manchester has got to be The Great Gatsby look. It’s one of those few themes that (when done right) you can still look great. In fact, we’d go as far to say that once you’ve dressed this glamourously it will be hard to go back!

great gatsby headband

To pull it off the right way, we’ve got a make-up tutorial video, along with the best Great Gatsby outfits and accessories out there, to ensure you pull off this hen party theme in style!


Emily has previously done make-up for the Emmys, so who better than to teach you how to pull off the perfect Great Gatsby look on your birthday, hen party or any other night out!


In the twenties women wore their hair in set waves, pinned with ornate jewels or feathers. Why not recreate the look below with his handy Great Gatsby hair tutorial?



Now you could go for the simplest option and get a ready-made fancy dress outfit like this one.


But with it being such a fun hen party theme, we kind of feel that that’s a waste! So read on for how to recreate the look and where to get the best Great Gatsby inspired finds.

The Dress

Think drop-waists, feathers, fringes and any glitzy art deco pieces.  Rock My Vintage sells the gorgeous dress below, as well as plenty of other fabulously vintage finds!




Again, there’s nothing like a bit of art deco glitz and glam to complete the look. Or why not go with a feather headpiece instead? We found an almost identical headpiece to that worn by Daisy on ebay at a bargain price!

Take a look here 




Metallic T-bar heels are a must, and all the better with any art deco embellishments.  If you don’t want to spend a small fortune and buy shoes you would love any, then these heels are a must at £30.




Why not complete your Great Gatsby hen party theme with one of these gorgeous bags? You don’t even need to feel guilty, because you’ll always need a glamourous bag for the wedding!



When you’re all dolled up it would be a shame to waste the look! Why not take further inspiration from others with a hen party theme and book a group photoshoot to capture you all looking ultra glam?!