Your Wedding – Great Gatsby Style

Written by    Last updated: September 13, 2012

Films have always influenced fashion, and wedding fashion is no exception. The newest rendition of The Great Gatsby sparked our appetite for stunning 1920s wedding dresses and accessories. This new trend has already appeared in some major autumn/winter 2012 and spring/summer 2013 collections, and we predict it will be huge next year too! The influence can be found not just in gowns, but also embellishments and styling. Celebrate the sophisticated style of the Roaring Twenties on your wedding day and be both vintage and right on trend! Here are our favourite choices for that perfect 20s inspiration look!

20s Fashion Inspiration by BHLDNAbove: Vintage wedding items by BHLDN

The key features of this style include: the characteristic ‘drop waist’, straight cut shapes that just skim the figure, low waistlines, and short hemlines. Low- cut necklines, both front or back (not usually at the same time), sleeveless or with lace or fringe sleeves and embellished with beading, sequins, embroidery or feather accents.

While the 20s look fits a summer wedding perfectly, it can work all year round with appropriate accessories, such as longer sleeves for spring/autumn, and a bolero for the winter.

Great Gatsby Style by AphroditeNet PhotographyAbove: Great Gatsby styling by AphroditeNet Photography

Great Gatsby Style Wedding

Great Gatsby Style Wedding

1920s Bridesmaid StyleAbove: Gatsby style wedding by Modern Vintage Weddings

1920s Wedding Makeup Above: Image courtesy of The Event Firm

20s Inspired Bridal Gowns by Elizabeth FillmoreAbove: 1920s-inspired bridal gowns by Elizabeth Fillmore

1920s Bridal and Bridesmaid Gowns by Ruche

Above: Bride and bridesmaid gowns by Ruche

1920s Inspired Jewellery

Above: 1920s-style jewellery. From top: tiara by Rebecca May | Earrings by BHLDN | Pearl necklace and cuff bracelet by Disgraceful Grace

1920s Inspiration by Badgley MischkaAbove: 1920s bridal gowns by Badgley Mischka

1920s Style Wedding Bride and BridesmaidsAbove: 1920s wedding courtesy of Style Me Pretty

If you have that fun “anything goes” personality, then this style is definitely for you! Go for a full-out 1920s extravaganza, or simply incorporate some choice elements of the style into your wedding and you’ll make an unforgettable impression!

See more vintage style wedding dresses in Dresses and Style.

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9 thoughts on “Your Wedding – Great Gatsby Style

  1. Emma 007 says:

    Wish I could turn my wedding into a 1920s flapper extravaganza, everything is already bought and paid for though 🙁

    • KittyConfetti says:

      When is your wedding Emma – could you add some touches, like a bit of decor, some jewellery, or 20s style shoes? 😉

      • Emma 007 says:

        It in 3 weeks! But I am having a 20s themed hen do next weekend, so that will do me I am sure, though I might try and get my hair a little more 20s for the day 🙂

        • KittyConfetti says:

          That sounds absolutely fantastic! 😀 good for you! The hair is a great idea, and I hope your hen do exceeds all your expectations!

  2. Jackie Vintage Bridal says:

    Lovely! Our Art Deco accessories are certainly becoming more and more in demand!

    • KittyConfetti says:

      That’s wonderful Jackie, it’s definitely going to be a big trend in the coming months!

  3. lara says:

    i am doing a 1920s gatsby themed wedding i need some ideas where i can get the bridsmaid dresses though if anyone can help that would be great thanks lara x

    • KittyConfetti says:

      Hi Lara, thank you for your comment! I think first you need to do a little research online for the particular style. 1920s dresses usually have drop waists, so this is the style you should focus on. You can add some accessories like little hats with feathers, peeptoe shoes with buckles, and short gloves to add more vintage authenticity. Here is a link where you can see lots of dresses in that style and take it from there – hope it helps! 🙂 http://www.shopstyle.co.uk/browse?fts=1920s+dress#/browse?fts=1920s+dress&pos=2_168

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