Rose Gold Flapper Dress Ideas: Stunning 1920s Great Gatsby Styles

Last Updated: April 13th, 2024 by Kerry Wisby (Teacher-BA English Literature, 1920s & Great Gatsby Expert)

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If you’re going to attend a Great Gatsby party this year, or maybe just a Halloween party, and you want to go as a 1920s flapper, you’ve got some really great choices when it comes to outfits.

Rose gold dresses were one of the most favored colors of this era. Women wanted to look sexy, but they always wanted to come across as stylish and feminine.

Wearing a knee-length flapper dress in rose gold is one of the best ways to pull off a vintage look ( see more Great Gatsby Movie Costumes ).

Check out the following 1920s dresses in rose gold. Whether you wear it to a Halloween party, as a costume for a cosplay event, or as a wedding cocktail dress, you’ll be sure to impress everyone.

What Is a Gatsby Flapper?

The novel The Great Gatsby was set in 1922, right at the start of the popularity of women who were known as flappers.

Flappers were young women who were saying NO to their mother’s traditions of marriage, home, and children, and saying YES to parties, shorter skirts, and living away from home.

Of course, in all the movies depicting 1920s, you’d see flappers wearing ornate, beaded, fringe dresses but not on regular days.

Dresses such as this one

Vintage Paisley Flapper Fringe Dress

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were designed for nightlife. They were flashy, shiny, and shimmering, yet they weren’t so tight that a woman couldn’t dance in them.

Rose or Pink Gold Dress Options for Gatsby-Themed Parties

If you’re hosting or going to a Great Gatsby party or even a Halloween party, you’ll definitely want to dress flapper-style and look the part. A drop-waist dress in rose gold, such as this one, and you’re halfway there!

Beaded Off Shoulder Flapper Dress

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While you can choose from a shorter skirt, such as this one,

Dazzling Women's Gold Flapper Costume

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these were often reserved for showgirls or dancing girls who would entertain at mansions.

That doesn’t mean that you can’t go all out and enjoy your classic dress, knee length, or ball gown length!

Bodycon Sequin Mermaid Maxi Dress

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Yes, keep in mind that a Gatsby Flapper girl wanted to show off the fringe (see more fringe flapper dresses here) and a bit of leg, but Hollywood glamour was in high style during these years. Think Mae West, and you’ll have the right idea.

How to Accessorize a Rose Gold Sequin Dress

When it comes to dressing the part, flappers were all about accessories!

After all, not every flapper had the funds to buy several of these beautiful dresses, so they would change their accessories to make the dress look different (you also might like to see 1920’s Casual Dresses ).

For example, no self-respecting flapper would go to a party without the proper headdress. You might find her wearing one like this at a speakeasy one night.

Rhinestone Chain Flapper Headband

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And then next day, she’d wear a different one that looked like this. 

Teardrop Rhinestone Vine Circlet

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Not all headbands had feathers. If you prefer, you can go all out rhinestone gorgeous with this lightweight headpiece.

Embellished Rhinestone Chain Headband

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Or you might choose this look.

Embroidered Crystal Leaf Headband

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Last, but not least, if you don’t think you’ll be doing much dancing, you can wow all the guests with this choice of headpiece.

Fully Beaded Pearl Flapper Tassel Cap

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You’ll look like a mermaid that just came out of the water!

To show off your beautiful arms, you might also want to consider wearing gloves such as these for an added sense of style


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or perhaps a feather boa

Chandelle Feather Boa

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For the ultimate in sophistication and a completely different look, you could add a see-through shawl (see more 1920s shawls wrap & coats ) such as one of these.

1920s Sequin Flapper Evening Shawl

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Did Flappers Wear Jewelry with a Rose Gold Sequin Dress?

Oh yes! Jewelry was quite important to the overall look.

The good news here is that fashion jewelry, such as fake pearls or fake sapphires, was all the rage.

That means you can wear only a set of drop earrings, such as these beauties,

Stunning Vintage Crystal Studded Earrings

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or you could wear some stunning braceletsClassic Multi Strand Pearl Bracelet

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or go all out and wear everything at once.

Choosing the Perfect Handbag to Go with the Evening Gown

Of course, let’s not forget the perfect handbag! No outfit would be complete without a small, beaded handbag to hold that bright red lipstick! We love this adorable heart-shaped bag.

1920s Heart Shape Rhinestone Tassel Clutch

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But perhaps your taste goes for a more timeless look, such as this.

Shell Shaped Pearl Beaded Clutch

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We love the accessory kits that come with everything, such as this one

1920s Flapper Accessories Set

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so you can pick and choose what you like, no matter the occasion.

Can I Wear a Flapper Dress If I’m Plus-Sized?

Why not? You absolutely can! Having fun is not a size-dependent sport!

If you want to look genuine and get tons of compliments, you might want to check out this eye-popping gold rose dress.

Retro Paisley Art Deco Mini Plus Dress

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We love the fringe, fringe, and the fringe on this dress that will let you shake and shimmy all night long!

The 1920s was when rose gold really hit its height of popularity. It symbolized wealth and femininity. Just like this outstanding number, it exudes femininity but also screams wealth and elegance.Irregular Fringe Sequin Gatsby Plus Dress

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If you’ve got an urge to get up and do the Charleston all night long, the last thing you want is a tight-fitting, long-sleeved dress! We love the simple elegant way this dress hugs your curves but isn’t overly tight.

Beaded Sequin V-Neck Mini Slip Dress

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Sequins on a dress are absolutely essential, and a fringe dress made it all the more attractive. If you want to rock your curves but still look vintage, this dress is just what you’ve been looking for.Embellished Sequin Flapper Prom Plus Dress

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Don’t forget that a modern flapper girl always wore accessories, so be sure to add a flower to your hair or a light-colored, festive string of pearls to highlight your evening.

What Shoes Are Best to Wear with a Rose Gold Flapper Dress?

Oh, yes! Shoes! What outfit would be complete without shoes!

In the 1920s, shoes were still thought of as something practical. Even flappers wore what would be considered today as chunky and clunky T-strap types of low-heeled shoes.
Classic Round Toe Mary Jane Shoes

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If you’d like to stay vintage but want some shoes that look a little bit more modern, you can always go with an upgraded “Mary Jane” type of shoe, such as these-

Closed Toe Strappy Latin Dance Shoes

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Another good choice of shoes for your flapper costume that will lend a more modern look to them without sacrificing authenticity, would be these adorable cut-out ankle strap shoes.

Closed Toe Cut Out Ankle Strap Shoes

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If you can’t bear the look of those chunky heels, here is a beautiful pair of ankle straps that have a two-toned color, which was a common color combination in the Jazz Age.

Closed Toe T-Strap Two Tone Pumps

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We love the more fashionable, thin heels on these shoes! They stay true to the T-strap style but ditch the chunky heel.

Final Thoughts

Regardless of the occasion, you want to have fun with your rose gold flapper dress.

Whether you pick something fun and flirtatious, like this number

Vintage Sleeveless Cocktail Party Dress

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or an evening gown that has both elegance and timeless appeal like this beauty

Mermaid Hem Maxi Bodycon Cocktail Dress

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you are sure to find everything you want.

Don’t forget that no proper flapper would be seen wearing a dress that didn’t have a plunging neckline, beaded and with lots of fringe, such as this dress

20s Fringe Crepe Dress

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Whether you’re petite

Beaded Sequin V-Neck Mini Slip Dress

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or plus size

Women's Plus Size Flapper Dress

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you are going to love the way you look and feel!

Now you’re ready to be the life of the party in your beautiful rose gold retro 1920s dress!

Rose Gold Flapper Dress Ideas: Stunning 1920s Great Gatsby Styles
Rose Gold Flapper Dress Ideas: Stunning 1920s Great Gatsby Styles
Women’s clothing style in the 1920s was both luxurious and feminine, and rose gold was one of the most popular colors of the time. If you're looking for a rose gold flapper dress, check this out!
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