Throwing a wedding themed to a specific era (a Jazz Age garden party, for example) doesn't mean your gown options have to be stuck in the past. In the same manner that you would reinterpret your favorite parts of the 1920s and '30s into décor details, let the iconic fashion of the era inspire—not confine—your wedding-day look. This airy, embellished-waist gown from Rivini's Fall 2012 collection modernizes the unstructured elegance typical of the era with a deeper neckline and higher slit—adding just the right amount of raunch to Art Deco romance.
Magdalena, $4,025, Rivini by Rita Vinieris
—Phillip B. Crook