How To Wear Flapper Dresses

The 1920’s and 30’s are one of the best decades for fashion inspiration. From society changing it’s views on a dozen of different subject, to mass production of fashion styles for the first time. The 20’s and 30’s have set the tone for our own fashion choices today.

And one of my favorite throwback’s to the era are flapper inspired styles and apparel.

However, I’m not talking about the “dress up for Halloween as a flapper” type of dresses. Forget the fancy headbands and feather boas.

I’m talking evening flapper dresses that can make any modern woman look fabulous. Want to learn how to wear flapper dresses in a ┬ámodern way? Keep reading!

How To Wear Flapper Dresses | The Petite Bijou

How To Wear Flapper Dresses | The Petite Bijou

Don’t add the frills

If you’re going for a modern 1920’s look, skip the long beads, pearls, feathers, and the whole shebang. The point is to make a subtle statement to the flappers – and you’re already doing that with a statement dress!

I have an added vintage camera for emphasis and aesthetics, but I’m not carrying it around with this dress (although it does work and I have carried it around- normal everyday clothes though!)


Pair with nude heels

I love my vintage t-strap heels, but nude heels do the trick when you want to take a flapper dress modern! These nude heels are a great staple item to have that are not that much of an investment.


But do add red lipstick

In my previous post about finding the right lipstick shade, I talk about how I prefer a cooler and richer red tone. Red lipstick really brings the dress to life. If you want a bit of an old Hollywood glam about you, a red lip would work.

Otherwise you can try a deep purple or a mauve or rosy shade.




What do you think of wearing flapper dresses? Do you like it or would you ever try it? Leave your comment below and let’s chat!




  1. April 20, 2017 / 1:12 PM

    I love pairing the dress with the nude heels- the perfect touch and not too over the top. You look fabulous!

  2. April 18, 2017 / 9:03 AM

    I absolutely LOVE this dress. Flapper dresses are my fave!

  3. Lauren
    April 18, 2017 / 8:36 AM

    Love the tips! you look amazing ­čÖé


  4. April 17, 2017 / 8:26 PM

    Great Suggestions! I’m always looking for ways to make a flapper dress modern!

  5. April 17, 2017 / 12:33 PM

    This dress is just gorgeous on you!

    xx Nina

  6. April 17, 2017 / 10:11 AM

    This looks phenomenal on you!


  7. April 17, 2017 / 8:16 AM

    The detail in that dress is stunning! It’s gorgeous on you:)

    xoxo, Hannah

  8. Nataly
    April 17, 2017 / 8:01 AM

    You look gorgeous in this dress!

  9. Annie
    April 17, 2017 / 7:36 AM

    This dress looks like it was made for you!!

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