M&Co Blogger Event: #StrictlyMandCo

With this year’s Strictly Come Dancing in full swing, the flapper dress has quickly become this season’s must-have party dress. To get into the spirit of the roaring twenties and learn how to move like this year’s contestants, we invited some of our favourite Leeds bloggers to a beginner Charleston Dance Class.

The bloggers perfecting their dance moves
The bloggers perfecting their dance moves

The 1920s were all about excess and flamboyance, with the hedonistic vibe of the era filtering down to the clothing worn during the decade. Women’s dresses were decadently embellished with feathers, beading, sequins and tassels, embodying the classic flapper look.

The girls take a closer look at the sparkling embellishments
The girls take a closer look at the sparkling embellishments

At the Charleston Dance Class at Leeds Dance Studio, our instructor Katie taught us some of the most recognisable dance moves of the era. We learned how to do the Windmill, the Crisscross, the Scarecrow and, of course, Jazz Hands! All of our dancing bloggers really shone and came out looking like Strictly professionals by the end of the day. After the dancing, we let our ladies get a sneak peek of our new collection and try out one of our new flapper dresses for size.

The ladies got a sneak peek at the flapper dress collection
The ladies got a sneak peek at the flapper dress collection

Our flapper dress collection features all the statement embellishment you would expect, with sparkling gems, sequins and fringing finishing the dresses with style. Some of our bloggers completed their ’20s look with embellished headbands, art deco jewellery and feather boas, perfect for a night out dancing!

‘Most promising dancer’ Leanne

A big thanks to our fantastic instructor Katie for giving us all a glimpse into the ballrooms of the 1920s us and an extra well done to Leanne (The Dress Diaries), who was awarded the ‘Most Promising Dancer’ on the night.

If you want to recreate the ‘20s look and glimmer on the dancefloor, take a look at our new range of flapper dresses here.

Flapper dresses at M&Co
Flapper dresses at M&Co
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