The nostalgia of the 20s has a wonderful, glam yet carefree feel which translates into bridal effortlessly. This style can be easily played out into more than just the bridal gown; the bridesmaids can have a go of it as well!! The trick is to ensure that the looks don't come across costume like. Trendy is awesome, "pretendy" is something else.
Here are some styling tips to get your girls Gatsby"ed":
What a great opportunity to play with hair pieces, bracelets, cocktail rings, etc. Go all out!! A classic deep v floor length jersey dress transforms into another decade when paired with a beaded halo headpiece, layered pearls, and (do you dare??)...a backwards draped necklace.
|amsale jersey bridesmaids dress, toni federici bracelet|
Grayson Elise "snowball" headpiece is a Serendipity Bridal exclusive that is right on trend, at a fantastic price point and is a great choice for bridesmaids gifts!
Hair and Makeup:
This is probably the easiest, and cheapest way to play with this trend, but be aware of getting too literal. Take inspiration to interpret what works on each girl individually.
The ruby red lip and exaggerated cat eye is key, but not everybody can pull off this bold look. I suggest doing one ore the other on those that are more natural. Cat eye and lip gloss, or a deep red lip with mascara will give all the drama you need.
Hair styles will obviously depend on the length and texture of each member. Give them options and see what they prefer. I personally love the softer updo with a slight wave emphasizing the cheek bone.
T-Strap metallic stems happen to be CRAZY in style right now, and better yet, they are available in all heights. This will surely please everybody!
I hope that this has helped give some options of how to incorporate the Gatsby trend into your bridal party by simply adding to a classic look. Take a peek a Brides.com article for more ideas.