Post # 1
We’re planning a 1920s-themed wedding for October. I’m having trouble finding bridesmaids dresses that work. We’re going a bit less Gatsby, a bit more prohibition-era speakeasy.
Our “colours” are black & gold. However, we’re doing more of a palette than hard-and-fast colours. We’re including shades of champagne, sand, charcoal… general neutrals.
I have 2 BMs and a Maid/Matron of Honor. The three could not look much less alike.
My best friend is a nearly 6 foot tall redhead with lots of curls (about a size 10). She’s busty, but not a lot of hip.
My SIL-to-be fluctuates between about 13-18 and is about 5’4 with a gorgeous mess of dark brown waves. She’s more apple-shaped, but not a lot in the bust area.
My maid of honour (my little sister) is about 5’5, size 2 with long ultra-blonde hair (usually with a shock of black near the front…. she’s a hairstylist!) She’s fairly straight, not a lot of boob or booty.
I’m not personally tied to them all wearing the same dress, though my mom would prefer it (and she really hasn’t asked for a lot throughout the process… other than making our own wine for the reception which bothered me exactly 0%, as neither Fiance nor I drink wine anyway).
Any suggestions? I don’t want to go too expensive.
For reference here’s my dress (ivory lace over champagne) abs the hairpiece I’ll hopefully wear for the reception (just shipped this morning! Can’t wait to see it in person!)
Post # 2
I’m not sure a true flapper dress will match your beautiful gown. Perhaps a more contemporary take on your theme would help. Maybe choose a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress designer and let each girl pick a dress they like in the same color, then add a fun 20’s head piece and more subtle details?
Post # 3
kobieta: I’m kind of thinking the same thing. We originally had beaded flapper dresses picked out, but they kind of clash with the dress I fell for and the vintage church ceremony venue. The more boho, flapper-friendly wedding dresses did *nothing* for me.
Post # 4
Hi theme twin! I have found some wonderful dresses on a few sites, Etsy, uniquevintge.com and modcloth. I will be getting my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses through an artsy vendor. By The Way I love your hairpiece and dress choice, looks wonderful!
Post # 5
I would let them pick a style in the color of your choice (gold, champagne, black, or whichever you choose!) and add 20’s elements to it… headband, etc. They’ll be much more comfortable in finding a dress for their body type! Nothing’s worse than wearing a dress that’s uncomfortable. (I have had one too many of those in my days as a BM!)
Post # 6
MaybeEventually: Nataya makes beautiful vintage dresses but they are not inexpensive. They are also not a style that your BM’s could wear every day after the wedding.
I would also look at Nordstrom Rack. There are vintage inspired dresses by Adrianna Papell, Pisarro Nights, Halston Heritage etc .
Post # 7
They have 1920’s themed dresses. Some are very reasonable.