I LOVE wedding gowns in the 1920s style.
It was the decade that fashion entered the modern era and art-deco became a popular style. Art Deco was a lavish and ornamental style; Attributed as a reaction to the austerity experienced during World War I. In fashion and art, it represented elegance, glamour, function and modernity. Art Deco featured linear symmetry and decoration, it embraced beauty and glamour – a departure from previous generations.
Here are a few of my favorite 1920s and Art Deco inspired dress designers. The delicate cap sleeves and intricate beading add romance and offset the long geometric lines of these beautiful and classic art deco gowns. They make beautiful use of a sleek aesthetic, symmetry, shapes and beautiful vintage decorations that result in some stunningly beautiful creations.
The 1920′s saw Prohibition and the rise of the “roaring 20′s ” ladies of fashion went from the high button tight collared show no leg fashions to daring scandalous women in short fringed and beaded “Flapper: dresses and “Bobbed ” hair dos. (via A Reflection on Brides of Fashion and their Bouquets… from Victorian to Today)
I hope you enjoy this video of vintage 1920s wedding photos:
Johanna Johnson Luxor Collection
Claire Pettibone, a bridal designer from Los Angeles, creates silhouettes inspired by fashions from Paris in the 1920′s. Her gowns are often formed from Victorian laces, and the idealized icon of feminine style from the era. Claire Pettibone also creates a stunning 1920′s inspired lingerie line, as seen on the bottom right.
If you like this dress, you should enjoy watching the Claire Pettibone Spring 2011 Runway Show:
Blue Velvet Vintage
The Vintage Wedding Dress Company
Vintage Wedding Dress Company – Facebook
Renowned Stylist Charlie Brear has brought together her years of experience in fashion to create The Vintage Wedding Dress Company, showcasing to her customers a unique and enviable collection of wedding dresses and accessories.
After traveling the world for inspiration and settling in fashion capital Paris, Italian-born designer Gabriella Cortese started Antik Batik in 1992. With an eclectic mix of European and Indonesian influences, the label’s fabulously romantic designs combine colorful prints with eye-catching embellishments. Choose from beautifully beaded shoulder bags, tribal-print cocktail dresses and luxe coverups.
Buy from Net-a-Porter £162.50
1920s Style Flapper Dress from Jigsaw
Buy it from Jigsaw $287
At her wedding, Kate Moss wore a beautiful 20s-style vintage dress looks by John Galliano. She looks simply dazzling in the picture surrounded by sixteen bridesmaids and flower girls.
Photos by Mario Testino.
If you like the 1920s style, I recommend you have a look at another post, 1920s Style Wedding Dress Inspiration
If you really liked the vintage style, I recommend you have a look at these blogs. They are fantastic resources for brides looking for vintage wedding inspiration, and ideas for weddings with a vintage feel.
You can read more about bridal fashion throughout the years here: