Written by Agnes Los 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!
Above: 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.
Above: Great Gatsby styling by AphroditeNet Photography
Above: Gatsby style wedding by Modern Vintage Weddings
Above: Image courtesy of The Event Firm
Above: 1920s-inspired bridal gowns by Elizabeth Fillmore
Above: Bride and bridesmaid gowns by Ruche
Above: 1920s-style jewellery. From top: tiara by Rebecca May | Earrings by BHLDN | Pearl necklace and cuff bracelet by Disgraceful Grace
Above: 1920s bridal gowns by Badgley Mischka
Above: 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.