1920s Flapper Girl Dresses for Every Budget - Starting at Luxury and Scroll Down to Budget
- The Hatista
- April 14th 2020 / Updated: March 29th 2023
The opulent 1920s are a firm favorite Party Theme. Super-glamorous, the decadent flapper girls style is often called on for Birthday Parties, New Years Eve Parties, and Halloween. With the 20's now back again, the Art Deco, Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey, Jazz Age, 20's theme is going to be a firm favourite for lot's of parties these next few years, if not the whole 2020's.
When preparing your outfit for a 20's Theme Party, there are many accessories and things to consider, but the most important of course is the dress. Below are my picks of the best new season flapper dresses.
For more inspiration, style advice, and full outfits including the headwear, shoes and accessories then do be sure to read my Blog Spot on 20's Flapper Girl Party Outfits.
For lot's of accessories ideas, with a whole host of Headwear, Jewellery, Bags and Shoes options currently available online do be sure to read my Blog Spot on The Best Flapper Girls Accessories.
When choosing your Flapper Dress you can certainly play with colours if you wish. There are Yellow, Pink, and other bright colours available, but the majority of Flapper Girls Dresses of the Jazz Age would have been Gold, Black and White, Green, Navy or Champagne. All would have had beading, tassles possibly (although expensive to produce in the 20's) or sequins and some would have had feathers. The most common hem length by far was just below the knee, certainly in the first half of the decade. For evening wear in the early 20's the dresses would have been long, and at the end of the decade the short thigh length became fashionable / acceptable for the first time ever for a woman (for evening wear only mind - not to go and buy the bread, or do the laundry). If you are wanting to stay faithful and authentic then Art Deco geometric patterns should be chosen, loose (even straight down) on the waist and not too low in the neckline, as this was definitely not acceptable for a lady in the 20's. If you're headed to a 20's Great Gatsby Theme Party in today's world, you can take inspiration alone from the Era, and bend the rules on the neckline and waist.
Dresses were sleeveless, shapeless, long or short slip gowns accented with hundreds of beads, sequins, fringes, and ostrich or peacock feathers.
Black, Navy, Gold or Rich jewel tone embellishments, added to the simplest of gowns, made the ladies look and feel expensive.
To help you find the perfect flapper dress for your party, I've picked loads out for you below, offering a variety to suit a wide range of budgets. Whether you are looking for the Ultimate Designer Dress, or 'Just need a dress', below you should find the perfect flapper dress for you.
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1. "It's the Party of the Century, a really big deal, and will prob be one on many many, so I'll invest in one that should last a lifetime."
Below is a gallery of some luxury 20s vintage inspired dresses I've hunted out for you to splash out on.