Bridesmaids

20 Fabulous Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses

I don’t know about you but I am loving this series of Art Deco themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons!! So far we’ve looked at the most perfect bridal hair accessories, wedding invitations and delicious wedding cakes for an Art Deco infused wedding and today I’m turning our attention to the all important bridesmaids. Because you want your girls to look and feel just as fabulous as you will on the day (or almost!), and this is a look that I can guarantee they will love. Whether your style icons are frivolous flappers dancing the Charleston, or the sirens sashaying across the silver screen, here are 20 perfect Art Deco bridesmaid dresses!…..

1920s Bridesmaid Dresses

Photography ~ Chris Spira (see the full gorgeous wedding here)

Art Deco is my absolute favourite era and there’s no doubt the main reason for this is the fabulous fashion!! The jazz age was full of glitz and glamour; it was a period of progressive modernity, luxury and leisure; a time that introduced bobbed hair, marcel waves and short skirts into fashion. Such an exciting time where fashion mirrored the social movement with women escaping the prudish constraints of the Victorian and Edwardian eras and embracing a new found freedom. Whilst hemlines lifted, waistlines dropped; colours became more bold and with dresses requiring less in the way of fabric, more emphasis was put on texture with exquisite embellishment that would shimmer on the dance floor.

Short Flapper Style Bridesmaid Dresses

Go roaring 20s, and have your gals channel their inner flapper with sassy short dresses dripping in opulent beading. Think glitz and Gatsby glamour with draping, feathers, fringing and beadwork galore in geometric shapes…..

1920s Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses - Philharmonic of Time Dress Philharmonic of Time Dress ~ Modcloth (and it comes in a gorgeous grey too!)

Gatsby Bridesmaid Dresses - Charleston Blush from Gatsby Lady on Etsy Charleston Blush ~ Gatsby Lady on Etsy

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Embellished Short DressV-Neck Embellished Flapper DressPisarro Nights from Nordstrom

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Vintage Pink Flapper Dress from Dear GoldenPink Flapper Dress ~ Dear Golden on Etsy

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Pisarro Nights Embellished Short DressEmbellished Short Dress ~ Pisarro Nights from Nordstrom

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Blue Grey Flapper Dress from Gatsby Lady on EtsyBlue Grey Flapper Dress ~ Gatsby Lady on Etsy

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Embellished Gold Short DressEmbellished Gold Short DressAdrianna Papell from Nordstrom

Long Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses

Art Nouveau Bridesmaid Dresses - Ascott Dress from BHLDN Ascott Dress ~ BHLDN

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Embellished Lavender Maxi DressEmbellished Lavender Maxi Dress ~ Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Floral Embellished Maxi DressFloral Embellished Maxi Dress ~ ASOS

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Aidan Mattox Sequin Column GownSequin Column GownAidan Mattox from Nordstrom

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Brooklyn DressBrooklyn Dress ~ BHLDN

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Art Deco Maxi DressMaxi Flapper Dress ~ Gatsby Lady on Etsy

 

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Embellished Mermaid GownEmbellished Mermaid Gown ~ Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom

Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses - Embellished Maxi DressEmbellished Maxi Dress ~ ASOS

Elegant Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses

But there was another side to the Art Deco era – it wasn’t all flappers and marcel waves! There was a more demure and elegant side to the era, the side that has been brought to life recently by the wonderful Downton Abbey. Think demure bias cut gowns of silk-satin, with cowl backs or capelets, decorated with lace for a more simple and refined look…..

1920s Bridesmaid Dresses - Lilac Lace & Silk Dress from Mill Crest Vintage Lilac Lace & Silk Dress  Mill Crest Vintage

1920s Bridesmaid Dresses - The Gaiety Dress from Dear GoldenThe Gaiety Dress ~ Dear Golden on Etsy

Elegant Bridesmaid Dresses - Cecilia Cecilia ~ Jenny Yoo on Nordstrom

Elegant Bridesmaid Dresses - Adelina from Coast Adelina Maxi Dress ~ Coast

1930s Inspired Bridesmaid Dress - Sabine from BHLDN Sabine ~ Jenny Yoo on BHLDN

Aren’t they fabulous?? How could any bridesmaid not LOVE to wear one of these?! If you love Art Deco as much as I do, why not linger a little longer? For more Art Deco wedding ideas take a peek at this fabulous shoot set in the heart of Rome oh and you will love this lavish Gatsby inspired shoot; or have a look at a real wedding inspired by the era here, or for a celebration with a glamorous speakeasy vibe here.

And don’t forget if Daisy & Jay just aren’t your style, worry not because just a few more weeks and I’ll be moving on to the next era! I just can’t decide between Edwardian, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s….. do you have a preference?

Amy

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