Do you ever feel like you should have been born in a different time period? Does music “just sound better” coming from your old-school record player? You’re not alone. There’s so much to love from decades past; especially the fashion. Bring a touch of this timeless romance to your wedding by playing with styles from the Roaring 20’s to the Golden Age of Hollywood! If you’re the kind of person that loves classic, vintage looks — think Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe or Jane Fonda — you’re in luck! Brideside has a great collection of vintage-inspired bridesmaid dresses in every color to fit your unique vision.
So, if you’re going for that old-world glam aesthetic, here are some ideas for your bridesmaids. With timeless looks like these, your bridal party can enjoy these dresses long after you’ve said “I do!”
Remember the Jazz Age with Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses
Do you dream of having a wedding as magical as a Gatsby party? Draw some inspiration from the illustrious styles of the Roaring 20’s. Popular necklines at the time were low square cut, scoop and v-neckline. Drop-waist gowns were a big hit in the 1920’s, but you can opt for a more universally flattering look with a v-neckline and crossover draped bodice like the Brideside Dionne Bridesmaid Dress.
Make your ladies feel like works of art in bridesmaids dresses that embody art deco with strong beaded lines. Add glamour with luxe sequined fabrics in shades of blush, champagne and rose gold. Embody vintage Coco Chanel with dresses like these:
- Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Blouson Gown in ‘Taupe Pink Beading’ (pictured below)
- Adrianna Papell Art Deco Blouson Gown in ‘Champagne Gold Beading’
- Sorella Vita Modern Metallic Style 8939 in ‘Rose Gold Sequin’
- Amsale Samantha Bridesmaid Dress in ‘Black Sequin’
A swipe of a red lip and your bridal party will be ready to do the Charleston all night long!
Glamorous Bridesmaid Dresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood
The Golden Age of Hollywood started in the 1910’s and last until 1960. During this time, movie watching took off and so did the fashion of starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. From Roman Holiday to Seven-Year Itch, (Look out for big winds!) there are plenty of iconic fashion moments to be inspired by.
Your bridesmaids will look red-carpet ready in sleek gowns with fabrics like satin-back crepe. Eye-catching shades of red, black, gold and silver can punch up the Old Hollywood glam. Pay homage to move premiere and awards show style with dramatic strapless, deep v and off-the-shoulder necklines. Our stylists can’t get enough of these dresses:
- Amsale Jaylin Bridesmaid Dress in ‘Ruby’
- Jenny Yoo Corrine Bridesmaid Dress in ‘Black’ (pictured below)
- Brideside Charlotte Bridesmaid Dress in ‘Berry’
Complete the look with sparkly gold or silver necklaces; Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, after all! For styling, try full, voluminous curls pinned back to one side. These elegant bridal party looks never go out of style — for good reason.
Bridesmaid Dresses Inspired by Ladylike Elegance of the Early 1960s
If you’re watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady on repeat, consider incorporating elements of early ‘60s fashion into your bridal party style. A ‘60s lady loves tailored silhouettes, defined waistlines and full skirts. Simple, modest necklines (think bateau, cowl or high-neck) were a staple of the time and often incorporated sheer or lace overlays. Many bridesmaids of the ‘60s were styled in pastels and soft, feminine tones. Consider bridesmaid dresses in shades of light pink, lavender, baby blue or sage green. Here’s some inspiration to get you started:
- Jenny Yoo Gia Bridesmaid Dress in ‘Mayan Blue’
- Brideside Aura Elara Dress in ‘Zinc’
- Alfred Sung Style D706 in ‘Suede Rose’
Shiny fabrics like satin, sateen and charmeuse (ask your stylist to explain the difference!) were very popular during this time period. Feel free to browse our collection of sateen twill and charmeuse bridesmaid dresses for more inspiration.
These dresses look great belted at the waist (try a satin, velvet or beaded belt). Opt for simple, elegant jewelry like a strand of pearls. Low kitten heels complete the ensemble, giving a very Jackie-O vibe. To avoid going too costume-centric, think about keeping your bridesmaids’ hair and makeup very natural and modern.
Capturing the Look
Picking dresses for your bridesmaids that fit your theme is no easy task, but Brideside’s selection of bridesmaid dresses and expert guidance from our stylists can simplify the process. With our help, you’ll have a much easier time finding vintage-style bridesmaid dresses that everyone will enjoy, making it easier for all of you to enjoy the fun things about being part of that special day! Even the most unexpected styles can help you tie in your wedding theme and make your wedding day memorable for you and your entourage.
Want a vintage-style wedding but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. Get in touch with one of our stylists today!