30 Roaring 1920s Great Gatsby-Inspired Wedding Dresses

Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan in these Jazz Age designs

bride wearing vintage wedding gown holding her bouquet

Katie Grant Photography

Dare we say that the Roaring Twenties are one of our favorite style decades? The glitz, the glamour—the era was all about decadence and liberation, and the fashion of the time was no exception. The flappers’ swinging silhouettes were inspired by the bold patterns that marked Art Deco and surrealism, jazz music, and Egyptian motifs (thanks to the discovery of King Tut’s tomb). And that's why we're obsessing over 1920s-inspired wedding dresses. On one end of the fashion spectrum were loose and shapeless chemise dresses—with dropped waists, feathers and fringe, beading and sequins, sparkling embroidery, and exquisite detailing—while cowl draped silk satin bias cuts marked the other end. It was the first time opulence met the free spirit, coming together for wild elegance.

Whether these current designs are a subtle nod to the Jazz Age or full of head-to-toe flapper pizzazz, their vintage touch is, ironically, timeless. There’s a reason why 1920s-inspired wedding dresses are still in vogue. Bridal trends may come and go, but the allure of the 1920s continues to influence designers today.

A few fun ways to incorporate 1920s style into your wedding:

  • Set the theme with your invitations by adding metallic details and Art Deco structure.
  • Opt for metallic and jewel-toned colors at your reception.
  • Add little details such as setting up a vintage bar cart or using a typewriter as your guest book.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite 1920s-inspired wedding dresses perfect for your Art Deco affair. All you need now is a vintage headpiece, a string of pearls, and a glass of bubbly.

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Lisa Gowing "Millicent" Gown

Lisa Gowing Millicent gown

Lisa Gowing

Featured in Gowing's "The Golden Age" collection, the Millicent dress shines with jewel and sequin encrusted tulle over ivory silk. The sheer neckline and beaded cap sleeves add allure.

SHOP NOW: Lisa Gowing, made to order from $5,990

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Alyne by Rita Vinieris "Emmeline" Gown

Alyne by Rita Vinieris EMMELINE gown

Kleinfeld 

Ethereal beauty meets the 1920s in the Emmeline gown. This short-sleeve sheath wedding dress features head-to-toe beading. The deep V-neckline adds the perfect amount of sex appeal.

SHOP NOW: Kleinfeld, $4,800

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BHLDN "Sanders" Dress

BHLDN sanders gown

Anthropologie

Perfect for the minimalist bride who wants a dash of sparkle, this light sand column gown features intricate sequin details and cap sleeves. The Sanders dress is part of a special collection from BHLDN available at Anthropologie. 

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $390

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Eliza Jane Howell "Lexington" Gown

Eliza Jane Howell Lexington gown

Eliza Jane Howell

Featured in Eliza Jane Howell's "The Roaring Twenties 2020" collection, the Lexington gown will be the perfect match for your Art Deco affair with its full beading and sheer long sleeves. We're loving the bateau neckline and figure-hugging silhouette.

SHOP NOW: Eliza Jane Howell, price upon request

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Alon Livné Grace Bolero Gown

Alon Livné Grace Bolero Wedding Gown

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A sheer beaded cape overlay makes this gown a showstopper. It pairs perfectly with the ivory tulle and simple beaded pattern on the dress. All Alon Livné gowns are made-to-measure and can be customized and altered upon request.

SHOP NOW: Alon Livné, price upon request

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Alon Livné Dianne Gown

Alon Livne Dianne wedding dress

Alon Livné

The embroidered top with clear-bead string details on this gown embodies the essence of flapper-style. Sheer layered ruffles combine with a light chiffon skirt for a look of pure elegance.

SHOP NOW: Alon Livné, price upon request

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BHLDN "Naomi" Gown

BHLDN Naomi gown

 BHLDN

Loosely fitted in the waist and hips, this deco-inspired beaded gown is the perfect nod to 1920s style. We're loving the purposefully placed beading to accentuate the drop waist.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $800

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Temperley Bridal Serayha Gown

Temperley Bridal SERAYHA beaded wedding gown

 Temperley London

It's all in the details on this gown from Temperley Bridal, fully embellished with teardrop crystals, stone clasps, and mother-of-pearl beads. The placement of the beading contours the body while the cap sleeves accent the neckline and shoulders. 

SHOP NOW: Bohemian Bride, $2,578

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Jenny Packham "Hermia" Gown

Jenny Packham Hermia gown

Neiman Marcus

Choose blush for an unexpected touch of feminity. The Hermia silhouette chiffon gown gets creative with beading to create a feather pattern that can be admired up close and from afar. The cherry on top is the jewel neckline with a sweetheart illusion.

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $4,415

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Reformation Gatsby Dress

Reformation Ivory Gown With a Twist Detail and High Slit

Reformation

Alternative brides won't be able to resist this traffic-stopping Reformation dress in ivory. The streamlined silhouette is made from a drapey crepe fabric that hugs in all the right places. A high-slit is balanced out by long sleeves and a flattering twist-front neckline.

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $428

Don't be so quick to stow away your vintage-inspired wedding dress. Many of these 1920s-styled gowns can be repurposed for future events.

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BHLDN Odalis Gown

BHLDN Odalis Gown With Intricate Lace and a Plunging Neckline

 BHLDN

This drama-inducing BHLDN gown is constructed from intricate lace that will speak to your inner flapper girl. While flutter sleeves bring the pomp and circumstance, a plunging neckline and open back command attention.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $1,295

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Andrea and Leo Feather Skirt Bridal Gown

Andrea and Leo A0467 Feather Skirt Bridal Gown

Madame Bridal 

Show off your figure in this curve-hugging fit-and-flare gown encrusted in curvilinear beadwork. The sheer neckline and sheer back give the illusion of a strapless gown. Faux feathers adorn the lower skirt for a vintage 1920s vibe.

SHOP NOW: Madame Bridal, $1,250

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Andrea and Leo Fringe Bridal Dress

Andrea and Leo A0521 Fringe Bridal Dress

 Madame Bridal

Embody your inner-flapper by bringing on the fringe. The crystallized fringe tulle on this slim silhouette gown will have you moving and shaking on the dance floor.

SHOP NOW: Madame Bridal, $935

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Theia Astrid Gown

Theia Astrid wedding gown

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Double spaghetti straps and a sweetheart neckline offset a vintage beaded design for a modern spin. The Astrid ivory slip wedding gown is hand-beaded with pearls and Swarovski crystals. Get ready for the floor-sweeping mermaid train to turn heads as you walk down the aisle. 

SHOP NOW: Adina's Bridal, $550 from $2,495

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Vicky Rowe "Evelyn" Gown

Vicky Rowe Evelyn gown

 Vicky Rowe

Perfect for a Gatsby-themed affair, the embroidered sheer sleeves and neckline on the Evelyn gown tout elegance and sophistication of a bygone era. Vertical beading creates clean lines while a beaded band accentuates the drop waist.

SHOP NOW: Vicky Rowe, price upon request

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Vicky Rowe "Greta" Gown

Vicky Rowe Greta Gown

 Vicky Rowe

Bring forth a hit of 1920s glamour with this art deco-inspired stunner featuring a portrait neckline and detachable cape. The hand-embroidered pattern around the hips was inspired by fragments of an original one-off 1920s dress.

SHOP NOW: Vicky Rowe, price upon request

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Tadashi Shoji "Matilda" Dress

Tadashi Shoji Matilda Long-Sleeve Embroidered Dress

Couture Candy

 

Go shorter on the bottom and longer up top with quarter length sleeves that would be perfect for a fall or winter ceremony. The tasteful bateau neckline on this embroidered dress is accompanied by a flared skirt and scalloped hem. The delicate embroidery was inspired by draped pearl.

SHOP NOW: Couture Candy, $468

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Art Deco Gatsby Gown

Art Deco Gatsby Gown

 Lady Black Tie

Shine in silver metallics in the Art Deco Gatsby Gown. This 1920s inspired dress has a fully beaded silhouette and a risqué open back. If you want a more toned-down option, it also comes in ivory.

SHOP NOW: Lady Black Tie, $478

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The Row "Franca" Silk A-Line Gown

the Row Franca Silk A-Line Gown

Bergdorf Goodman

 

Keep things simple with this A-line silhouette in cream silk satin. The subtle draped cowl neck is a gentle nod to the 1920s.

SHOP NOW: Bergdorf Goodman, $956 from $2,389

Accessorize your look with a flapper-style headband or jeweled hair comb.

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Vicky Rowe "Primrose" Dress

Vicky Rowe Primrose dress

 Vicky Rowe

From the gold beaded accents to the column silhouette, this gown looks like a blast from the past. We can't stop staring at the stunning overlay of hand-embellished tulle.

SHOP NOW: Vicky Rowe, price upon request

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Eliza Jane Howell "Violet" Gown

eliza jane howell violet gown

 Eliza Jane Howell

This straight column dress from Eliza Jane Howell is anything but boring. Gorgeous patterned beading and fringe sleeves bring the drama. Pair it alongside white gloves for a debutante-worthy look straight out of the 1920s.

SHOP NOW: Eliza Jane Howell, price upon request

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Diane von Furstenberg Eden Satin Swarovski Cowl Neck Gown

Diane von Furstenberg Eden Satin Swarovski Cowl Neck Gown

Verishop

 

An elegant mix of Swarovski bling and a cowl neck bring together elements of 1920s fashion in this Diane von Furstenberg satin gown. The side cinching is a beautiful way to flatter your figure (and wow guests).

SHOP NOW: Verishop, $778 from $1,298

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Naeem Khan "Chrysler" Dress

Naeem Khan Chrysler Wedding Dress

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This gown is perfect for the statement-making bride. Aptly named “Chrysler,” this wedding dress has it all. It features allover deco beading, a sheer bodice, long sheer sleeves, and a silvery fringe skirt.

SHOP NOW: Naeem Khan, price upon request

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Justin Alexander Plunging V-Neck Allover Beaded Fit and Flare Gown

Justin Alexander Plunging V-Neck Allover Beaded Fit and Flare Gown

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Silvery allover beading comes together in an Art Deco pattern on this enchanting Justin Alexander fit-and-flare gown. We're loving the long illusion sleeves and plunging V-neckline.

SHOP NOW: Justin Alexander, price upon request

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Justin Alexander "Billie" Gown

Justin Alexander Billie Wedding Gown

 Justin Alexander

Add an extra element of feminity to your look with detachable flutter sleeves. Vintage Art Deco-inspired beading blends seamlessly with the modern fit-and-flare silhouette on the Billie gown.

SHOP NOW: Justin Alexander, price upon request

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Pronovias "LWD 05" Dress

Pronovias LWD 05 wedding dress

 Pronovias

Skip the long dress and opt for this flirty little frock. Show off in avant-garde style with feathered sleeves and geometric patterns of white sequins.

SHOP NOW: Pronovias, price upon request

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Naeem Khan "Cuba" Gown

Naeem Khan Cuba gown

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For a look that screams 1920s vibes, you can't go wrong with this fashion-forward Naeem Khan wedding dress. Deco beading, long sleeves, and ostrich feathers come together in an extra bold style.

SHOP NOW: Naeem Khan, price upon request

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Naeem Khan "Argentina" Dress

Naeem Khan argentina wedding dress

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Strut your stuff in flirty crystal fringe. Hand-cut sequins and beading over a nude lining show off in sensual sheerness. The higher sleeveless neckline offsets the short hemline.

SHOP NOW: Naeem Khan, price upon request

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Monique Lhuillier "Samantha" Gown

Samantha Wedding Dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Float down the aisle in this light and airy silk white and pearl sheath gown. Criss-crossing crystal and pearl embellishments adorn the illusion sleeves and bodice which transition into a godet skirt.

SHOP NOW: Monique Lhuillier, price upon request

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Rivini by Rita Vinieris "Glamorous" Gown

Rivini by Rita Vinieris Glamorous Gown

 Rivini by Rita Vinieris 

Gold accents astound on this hand-beaded halter gown by Rivini by Rita Vinieris. The unique halter neckline transitions to a beautiful, sheer illusion back with beaded accents. The sheath silhouette is accompanied by a beaded overskirt featuring a chapel train.

SHOP NOW: Rivini by Rita Vinieris, price upon request

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