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!…..
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…..
Philharmonic of Time Dress ~ Modcloth (and it comes in a gorgeous grey too!)
Charleston Blush ~ Gatsby Lady on Etsy
V-Neck Embellished Flapper Dress ~ Pisarro Nights from Nordstrom
Pink Flapper Dress ~ Dear Golden on Etsy
Embellished Short Dress ~ Pisarro Nights from Nordstrom
Blue Grey Flapper Dress ~ Gatsby Lady on Etsy
Embellished Gold Short Dress ~ Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom
Long Art Deco Bridesmaid Dresses
Embellished Lavender Maxi Dress ~ Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom
Floral Embellished Maxi Dress ~ ASOS
Sequin Column Gown – Aidan Mattox from Nordstrom
Maxi Flapper Dress ~ Gatsby Lady on Etsy
Embellished Mermaid Gown ~ Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom
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…..
Lilac Lace & Silk Dress Mill Crest Vintage
The Gaiety Dress ~ Dear Golden on Etsy
Cecilia ~ Jenny Yoo on Nordstrom
Adelina Maxi Dress ~ Coast
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?