fashion inspiration: gangster squad

If it wasn’t for the risk to life, I’d sign up to be a 1940s gangster girl in a heartbeat – the clothes are fabulous! Here’s some tips for channeling your own underworld glam from the safety of your everyday life.

Elegant formalwear: Who doesn’t love that red dress Emma Stone is wearing in the Gangster Squad posters?

Emma Stone in that red dress in Gangster Squad (Photo: Warner Bros.)

It’s not an exact match, but this Ann Taylor silk georgette dress ($365) is pretty close.

Ann Taylor silk georgette one shoulder dress (Photo: Ann Taylor)

Belted day dresses: A 1940s classic, the belted day dress is sophisticated, stylish and – best of all – it works perfectly for today’s office.

Emma Stone in a belted dress in Gangster Squad (Photo: Warner Bros.)

Modcloth has some fantastic belted dresses in a range of prices. One of my favourites is the Networking for Me Dress ($129.99).

Networking For Me Dress (Photo: Modcloth)

Furs: I know that can be controversial but they’re an essential part of a gangster girl’s look.

Emma Stone wears furs in Gangster Squad (Photo: Warner Bros.)

If you don’t like the idea of wearing fur, you can get a similar look with the Felicity Feather Bolero (£60) from Coast.

Felicity Feather Bolero (Photo: Coast)

Sparkly accessories: Every gangster girl worth her salt needs some glamorous jewels and a great clutch. Grace Faraday certainly know how to work them.

Emma Stone with her accessories in Gangster Squad (Photo: Warner Bros.)

Anthropologie’s Giltwork Pin-Fringe Clutch ($78) would add a touch of vintage glam to any outfit.

Giltwork Pin-Fringe Clutch (Photo: Anthropologie)

Pin your hair and you’re good to go!

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