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1920’s Wedding Dresses: Vintage Designs with Added Gatsby Glam

If you are looking for a bridal gown that has a timeless and classic look then a 1920’s wedding dress could be the perfect vintage style for you. Cap sleeves, lace detailing and empire lines all feature heavily in bridal gowns that are inspired by the roaring twenties and can add a touch of glam to your big day.

From full on Gatsby glamour to simple stylish art deco design – our pick of 1920’s wedding dresses will add the perfect touch of vintage style to your wedding.   

Justin Alexander – Style 88074

We love the simplicity of this A-Line chiffon skirt paired with the detailed deep v-neckline bodice. Beautifully beaded, this super stylish vintage wedding dress from Justin Alexander has the perfect combination of quirky art deco design and classic style, finished with a chapel length train for a little touch of added drama.

Jenny Packham – Margeaux 

Heavily embellished and finished with a feather trim this is a shorter length tulle vintage-inspired Gatsby wedding dress from Jenny Packham’s 2020 collection. The beautiful Margeaux would be the perfect vintage wedding dress to wear if you’re planning an evening of dancing the Charleston at any roaring 1920’s themed wedding. 

E&W Couture – Indie

With embroidered lace and beautifully cut sleeves the Indie dress by E&W Couture has a low-V back and a small opening at the front. It’s designed with a fitted bodice and soft tulle overlay, making it really comfortable, as well as being so pretty and unique.  

Sottero & Midgley – Allen

If you’re dreaming of all-out Hollywood glamour this is the perfect vintage wedding dress for you. Finished with a sheer bodice of Swarovski crystals and beading, this amazing dress comes in both diamond white or pewter accent. The tulle skirt and open square back give it a classic, striking look that we love! 

Maggie Sottero – Taylor Lynette Wedding Dress

With a beaded bodice and a deep v-neckline, this vintage wedding dress from Maggie Sottero is all about fairytale glamour. It’s designed with supportive illusion straps for a comfy flattering fit and has a matching Tulle Veil available. Take a look at this dress if you want that old school vintage glamour.

Justin Alexander – Style 88085 

This art deco wedding dress from Justin Alexander adds a touch of vintage style to your day with its pretty all-over sequin lace and sweetheart neckline. The detachable organza skirt is perfect for walking down the aisle, then take it off for an evening of dancing under the chandeliers. 

Claire Pettibone – Victoriana Gown

This amazing vintage-inspired wedding dress from Claire Pettibone is made with regal silk, topped with some stunning delicate embroidery which creates a beautifully timeless look and feel. The dress comes with a fitted soft bodice and is finished with a lace detail train. 

Claire Pettibone – Sarah

If you’re looking for a vintage wedding dress which remains sophisticated and elegant, take a look at the shimmering Sarah gown from Claire Pettibone. Vintage inspired with delicate embroidery and a cathedral length train, the Sarah gown remains contemporary with its halter neckline and sheer illusion back. 

Anna Campbell – Ashlyn

Vintage inspired, the Ashlyn is a beautifully detailed dress featuring delicate hand-beaded loops designed to drape over the shoulders and waist. The skirt is made of embellished vintage lace which falls into a train. This unique dress would add a touch of true 1920’s old fashioned glamour to any vintage wedding. 

Alice Temperley – Serayha

This unique dress was inspired by antique ornamental jewellery design and is fully embellished with mother of pearl beads, crystals and teardrop jewels. Taking inspiration from the 1930’s, this vintage wedding dress is finished off with crystal beading covering the back and shoulders, capturing the attention of the room from every angle. 

Charlie Brear – Nyika Dress, The Goya Jacket

This beautifully designed lace jacket is the perfect addition to any simple bridal gown to create a vintage wedding dress look and feel. The Goya Jacket features a deep-V front and back, along with a delicate lace train at the back for an added touch of vintage glamour as you walk down the aisle.

Phillipa Lepley – Cornelia Satin Coat

Using satin that is woven in the mills of Lake Como, this striking Cornelia Satin Coat dress is inspired by 1950’s vintage couture. The gown is designed to sculpt the feminine silhouette with a flattering waist tie and full skirt. 

Amanda Wakeley – Grace Wedding Cape

If you’ve picked a simple dress and you’re thinking of adding a little vintage glamour to your outfit, take a look at the Grace Wedding Cape which is hand beaded and fully embellished with 1920’s inspired crystals and pearls. The embellishment is sewn onto a sheer mesh which will sparkle and shimmer, draped over your shoulders on a chilly evening. Try completing the look with a beaded headband. 

Alan Hannah – Connie

This inspired vintage wedding dress has an iconic shape and style. The belt is detachable meaning you can change it up throughout the day. This tea dress with sleeves and soft lacing is pretty and feminine, as well as being comfy and flattering. 

Catherine Deane – The London Gown 

Inspired by vintage lace, the London Gown by Catherine Deane comes in a flattering shape with a satin waistband and pretty cap sleeves. If you’re looking for an elegant vintage wedding dress this has all the stylish details you need.

Naomi Neoh – Grace

This sophisticated off the shoulder gown is handmade using delicate French lace and silk chiffon. It has a vintage look and feel, with beautiful button details along the back. The timeless Grace dress is available in Ivory and is made to order. We love the elegance of this vintage wedding dress. 

Enzoani – Style BT18-28

We love this lace and chiffon a-line gown from Enzoani which comes in a variety of shades from Ivory and Beige to Silver. The bodice has a lace sweetheart neckline and pretty beaded straps across the back. If you’re looking for a vintage wedding dress this style would work well paired with a boho style headband and beaded accessories. 

Rosa Clara – Delfina

If you’re looking for classic vintage glamour take a look at the Delfina dress by Rosa Clara. With its deep plunge neckline and back, this dress has a traditional look and is beautifully finished with crystal beading and vintage lace inserts. 

Top Tips for Choosing Your 1920’s Wedding Dress

  1. Find something that suits your shape and style. You might see the perfect looking Gatsby-style wedding dress but if you’re not comfortable in it then it won’t work for you. 
  2. Take a look at vintage accessories to enhance your 1920’s wedding dress. A beaded headband or the perfect pair of vintage shoes might be enough to turn your simple gown into a dazzling art deco affair.
  3. If you’ve found a classic design you love then why not ask your designer to add some vintage glamour to your dress? Perhaps they can add some bead draping, or vintage lace trim.
  4. Think about the time of year you’re getting married – if it’s going to be midsummer you may want to avoid too much heavy embellishment or beading. Try looking at lighter lace options, beading, trims or motifs. 
  5. Start shopping ahead if you can – especially if you have a specific theme in mind. Try to be open minded and if something doesn’t work ask your dressmaker for their advice and alternative ideas for your Gatsby wedding dress – they will be happy to share their knowledge with you. 

From full on feathers, glitz and Gatsby wedding dress glamour, to chic art deco design, you can find the perfect vintage wedding dress and accessories to suit you and your wedding theme. Explore our wedding fashion section to discover even more ideas.

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