The motifs: Egyptian figures and aviation, palm trees and ferns, callas and triangles, sun rays and dragonflies. And of course, a classic Art Deco font. Click here for tons of free ones.
The frocks: drop-waisted glamour, sashes with buckle brooches, silk roses sewn to your gown or pinned in your hair. Or, a vampy old-hollywood style mermaid gown with lots of back action.
The accessories: Vintage chokers, toe peep pumps, feather fans, thigh-high stockings, chandelier earrings. Hair combs with feathers and netting.
The face: Glamour set to stun. Dark, full lips. Perfectly arched and shaded eyebrows. As for locks, shorter, swingy hair’s ideal. Go for updated (slightly more touseled) finger waves.
The tables: White Callas, or ruffly Casablanca lilies. Ostrich or peacock feathers. Tall candelabras topped with tiny, fringed lampshades, and draped with long, dangly crystal chains and pendants.
Deco could involve a pretty large number of palettes, so it’s fun to take a photo that caught your eye and run it through a palette generator.