It is undoubtedly, one of the most anticipated film releases of the year – The Great Gatsby, and the stars of the movie have been dressed by none other than the industries most highly respected costume designers – Catherine Martin. Ms Martin is married to Baz Luhrmann, who directed the film, and has already been awarded two Academy Awards for Costume Design and Art Direction for Moulin Rouge!, and a BAFTA for Best Production Design on William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, amongst many others.
There is no doubt that she will clean up at the Oscars and other award ceremonies this year for costume design, as it has been said that her designs for the Great Gatsby have lent an authenticity to the whole production.
In the meantime, quirky brand label Yumi have gone out and designed some amazing 1920’s Art Deco inspired dresses, from embellished tunic dresses, to sundresses and kaftans, and a gorgeous drop waist pleat dress. Here are our favourite from their new Great Gatsby inspired collection:
Uttam Boutique Art Deco Embellished Tunic Dress – £65.00
This is a true Art Deco style 1920’s embellished bead and sequin tunic dress that features a cut out back and exposed zip detailing. The dress is 34” in length and is made from 100% polyester. Sizes available are 8 – 16 and colours available are coral or mint.
Uttam Boutique Art Deco Embellished Sun Dress – £60.00
Make a statement in this gorgeous sun dress with art deco 1920’s style embellished bead and a sequined bodice,. The dress features a waist tie and subtle pleat detailing on the skirt. The dress is 41” in length and the material is 100% polyester. Sizes available are 8 – 16 and colours available are coral or mint.
Uttam Boutique Art Deco Embellished Kaftan – £55.00
Kaftans are back in fashion this year but with a twist, and this Art Deco 1920’s style embellished bead and sequin kaftan is ideal for any occasion where you want to add a little glamour. Sizes available are 8 – 16 and colours available are coral or mint. The dress is 33” in length and the material is 100% polyester.
Uttam Boutique Drop Waist Tiered Pleat Dress – £50.00
This is so typical of the 1920’s style it it could have been made in that era! Featuring a pretty pleated tiered drop waist dress, the dress includes short sleeves and tie detailing on the neckline all of which add to the spirit of the era. The dress is 36” in length and the material is 100% polyester. Sizes available are 8 – 14 and colours available are navy or pink.
Yumi Patterned Lace Sleeved Dress – £75.00
This dress is sure to be a wedding or christening favourite for this summer. It features sheer sleeves with pleat detailing and a patterned lace detail. The dress is 36” in length and the material is 100% polyester with the sleeves at 100% cotton. Available sizes are 8 – 12 and colours available are grey or beige.
Yumi Lace Front Dress – £70.00
This fabulous feminine lace front dress has extra sparkle running through it and is contrasted by the plain sleeves and back. Perfect for a party or a special evening out. The dress is 35” in length and the materials are 65% Polyester, 33% Cotton, 2% Elastane. Sizes available are 8 – 14 and colours available in ivory only.
Mela V-neck Lace Dress – £25.00
We love any dress that is flattering to all figures, and this is our favourite as it features a V-neckline, to enhance your cleavage, it has cap sleeves and an elasticated waist to sinch you in and give an hourglass figure. The dress is 32″ in length and the materials are – lining: 100% polyester shell: 100% polyester. Available sizes are 8 – 14 and colours available are black, cream or burgundy.
Uttam Boutique Floral Embroidered Panel Dress – £50.00
A gorgeous simple statement floral dress featuring an embroidered sequin front lace panel, quirky frilly hem and waist tie detailing. Available sizes 12 – 16 and colours are available in black or cream.
Mela Lucy Lace Dress – £25.00
If you want a dress that will bring instant glamour to your wardrobe then this is the one. A lace dress that features elegant lace detailing all over, cap sleeves and an elasticated waist. Material is 100% polyester, the dress is 32″ in length, there is only size 12 available in black or cream.
Mela Flower Lace Belted Dress – £28.00
This dress features a cute sweetheart neckline and saucy sheer lace panel on the shoulders and sleeves. Team with sandals for a day time look, or glam it up with heels and loads of jewellery for the night. You even get the contrast belt as well. Material is 92% polyester, 8% elastane, the dress is 32″ in length, available in sizes 10 – 12, colours available in beige, cream, navy or black.
All pictures courtesy Yumi.
All clothes available from yumidirect.co.uk