Review: Gatsbylady Art Deco dress

I loved getting dressed up as a 1920s gal for my last Gatsbylady post, so I was super excited to do it again with their Art Deco dress!

The Art Deco dress features a V-neckline at the front and back, floaty sleeves, and a scalloped hemline. It is the most exquisite soft blush pink colour – usually a tone that I’d avoid due to my pasty, pasty skin – but it was too pretty to resist and I’m so glad I took a chance on it. It has a beaded and sequinned sheer tulle overlay over a blush pink shift which sits beautifully. This dress is lighter than the Alice dress because it has more plastic beads than glass ones placed in a true art deco style, as well as some silver sequins forming flowers around the hips. Conveniently there is also a little packet of beads in case of any repairs required.

Gatsbylady pride themselves on quality craftsmanship and the Art Deco dress is no exception. Being a lighter colour I could see this transitioning from day to night really easily – an art deco picnic to a special evening event, for example. I chose to pick up on the silver beading by matching it with a silver necklace heels, but nude t-bars would also look perfect with it. Do note that Gatsbylady’s dresses don’t feature a zip, though I didn’t find that a problem with the V-neck style.

Gatsbylady offers sizing between UK4 and UK30, and currently the majority of sizes are available. I am wearing my usual size which is a UK6, which is a perfect fit. Gatsbylady do note that this style can stretch by a size, but I personally wouldn’t want to size down as my hips are actually wider than the listed measurements for the UK6 – probably the reason for it fitting so well. The V-neck dips fairly low but not uncomfortably so, and I certainly didn’t feel at risk of my bra showing.

The Art Deco dress retails for £79 and can be purchased through Gatsbylady’s online store. You can see photos as well as videos of models wearing all of Gatsbylady’s dresses, which is super helpful in seeing how they look on – because ordering online is always a tricky business. You can get matching headbands for a range of styles, like the matching blush pink Charleston headband that I’m wearing in these photos. They are also branching out into a range of other 1920s-inspired goodies like maxi dresses and beaded tops, so there is lots to choose from for any occasion!

Gatsbylady are doing a lot of amazing things – you might have seen them at Full Figured Fashion Week, and they will be exhibiting in Las Vegas next month! As well as flapper dresses, they are also branching out into a range of other 1920s-inspired goodies like maxi dresses and beaded tops, so there is lots to choose from for any occasion! You can follow them on Instagram here to get all their updates.

Thank you so much to Katherine from the Undefined Photography for her beautiful photography! You can check her photography out here, and she also has a personal style blog you can see here. And her suggestion of St Michael’s church was the perfect backdrop for this dress!

Miss Hero Holliday



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