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Image: Jonathan Wherrett via Vintage Now

Hello lovelies, are you all ready for your weekend? I have a rare personal post coming up today, but first, it’s time to look at another awesome bridesmaid dress trend and this is one I’ve been looking forward to highlighting for a while. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE The Great Gatsby. Ever since I read it, I’ve been a little bit obsessed with the roaring ’20s. I’m also a little bit obsessed with Baz Luhrmann – Strictly Ballroom is my ALL TIME favourite film, with Romeo + Juliet coming a close second (although, let’s not talk about Moulin Rouge or Australia, kay?). So as you can imagine, I am dying to see the film. And the timing is perfect, because fashion and wedding world have been jonesing for this for ages – 1920s keeps being a trend, and it keeps getting better, especially with all the gorgeous embellished dresses around at the moment. Seriously, could someone doing this please make me their bridesmaid? Because I so want an excuse to wear one of these beauties. Full disclosure: it’s not the most budget-friendly look (although I have identified some pocket-friendly options here), but it is mismatched (or even matched), glam, perfection. You don’t need to be having a vintage or Gatsby-themed wedding to pull it off either, but it will add a gorgeous touch of dapper flapper to your wedding style.

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Images: Tanya Shields Photography/Unique Vintage via Wedding Bells (left); Tiffany Wayne Photography via Brenda’s Wedding Blog (top right); Josh Goleman via Cotton Candy Sugar Rush (bottom right)


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Left to right: Oasis Tilly flapper dress at Debenhams, SALE ?56; G-LISH metal paillette dress from Girl Meets Dress, hire ?69; Lydia Rose Bright white embellished scallop hem grace sleeveless dress, SALE ?42.50

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Images: Row 1 – Liz Hendrickson via Listener Extraordinaire; Row 2 – Saibh Egan via One Fine Day (left); Catherine Mac on SBB (top right); Sarah Rhoads/Unique Vintage via Green Wedding Shoes (bottom right)

UNDER ?150

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Row 1 (left to right): Miss Selfridge embellished flapper dress, ?129; Pisarro nights beaded drop waist dress at Nordstrom, ?137.70; Frock and Frill Zelda flapper style dress at Joy, ?135; Row 2 (left to right): Untold beaded pattern sleeveless dress; 18andeast Julie flapper dress at Joy, ?90; Pisarro Nights beaded illusion cocktail dress at Nordstrom, ?102.92

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Images: Row 1 – Nastassja Harvey on SBB (left); Wildflowers Photography via Green Wedding Shoes (right); Row 2 – Paper + Lace Photography via Green Wedding Shoes; Row 3 – Kristen Weaver Photography via Style Me Pretty (left); Weddings By Two/Patricia South’s Bridal via 100 Layer Cake (right)

ABOVE ?150

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Left to right: Jigsaw Flapper dress, ?325; Patience maxi at Coast, ?895; Chrystle sparkle dress at Coast, ?220; Renzo + Kai sequin tank dress at Shopbop, ?277

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Images: Row 1 – Dottie Photography/Marks & Spencer via Love My Dress (left); Jean Pierre Uys via The Pretty Blog (right); Row 2 -Erin Moulden Photography via In Arkansas


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Left to right (all from Monsoon): Genevieve hand beaded dress, SALE ?45; Petunia flapper dress, SALE ?16.50; Ethel dress, ?48