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GatsbyBridesmaidsI thought we should stay on the vintage theme today, so here is a super helping 1920s styling guide from vintage gurus Rock My Vintage. 20s style can be hard to nail without looking like you may be attending a dodgy fancy dress party akin to Made In Chelsea. 20s style can be so glamorous and elegant when executed correctly. 

How to Style Your 1920s Bridesmaids


A far cry from fancy dress, a 1920s style weddings is an elegant way to work some vintage charm into your special day. Getting the look just right is crucial, and every detail needs to have that authentic vintage feel – so you’ll be feeling like you’ve stepped onto the set of the Great Gatsby!

Your bridesmaids are most likely your besties and truly deserve to look like superstars, so here’s our guide to getting those all important little touches just right.


Picking the Dress

A perfect dress is the key to a happy bridesmaid. It’s the second most important dress (after yours!), and the style you choose can really help to represent your 1920s theme. With a range of vintage inspired flapper dresses in styles to suit all shapes and sizes, the Rock My Vintage collection ( helps you cater to all of your bridesmaids’ needs, so even the pickiest of pals will be pleased!

This timeless pink beaded flapper dress ( is a flattering shape, with chic capped sleeves to suit a formal venue. If you want to inject some colour at a kitsch venue, the Zelda flapper dress comes in an array of shades, so you can stick with your colour theme whilst maintaining the Gatsby look. This light blue flapper dress ( is our favourite, and fits perfectly with this summer’s pastel trend.

  Hot Headwear


Say hello to headwear and go for a flapper headband ( to complete the look. Whether your bridesmaids go for a vintage up-do or opt for a more laid back, wavy style, an art deco hair accessory is an easy way to work those 1920s touches in to the look. Hair combs are versatile enough to be placed wherever you like, but shorter haired bridesmaids may be more comfortable in a vintage style headband or hair slide that will stay in place worry free – because it’s super important that you don’t lose your jewels when you’re going all out on the dance floor!



More is more when it comes to completing the flapper girl look, so you can afford to go O.T.T with some divine art deco jewellery ( Vintage crystal earrings are timeless and can be worn again and again, and they’ll look stunning in that all important wedding album! For your bridesmaid gifts, why not let each bridesmaid pick her favourite piece to wear? That way each of your bridesmaids can have a little piece of their own style on your wedding day, and get something unique to keep and cherish forever. 

Feeling inspired? View the full collection at Rock My Vintage! (

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