30 1920s-Inspired Wedding Dresses We Love

The roaring '20s are about to return.

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If you picture a wedding full of glitz, glam, and lots of Champagne, there’s a good chance visions of The Great Gatsby are dancing in your wedding planning head. “1920’s fashion was known for its sparkle and decadence,” says Jaynee Berkman, president and CCO of Adrianna Papell. “Women were excited to dazzle and dress up!” And since the Roaring 20s was all liberation and celebration, it’s the perfect era to channel for your once-in-a-lifetime event. How? Lean into this big party energy with a 1920s-inspired wedding dress

Meet the Expert

What exactly is a 1920s style wedding dress? Think “Great Gatsby, Art Deco vibes,” Tina Wong, founder of Grace + Ivory tells Brides. “The fabrics are typically silk or satins (or a mix of both) with lace accents and golden or silver embellishments.” While flapper fringe accents were big at the time, we must note that the decade also transcended fringe and tassels. Geometrically-inspired patterns, gold/silver beading in zig-zag and/or sunburst motif-type patterns, clean lines, sweeping curves, and non-floral laces were all the rage, to boot.

So, while you might think a style that’s over 100 years old wouldn’t still be in style, the era was so revolutionary in fashion, designers continue to pull inspiration from the ‘20s. In fact, the style is so iconic, you can be sure it will look elegant and timeless in your photos for years to come. 

“As the economy recovers and we reach herd immunity, I believe the second half of 2021 will resemble the Roaring Twenties,” says Berkman. “The world can’t wait to celebrate, embrace, and dress up!”

Whether you’re looking to lean entirely into the Jazz Era’s fashion or just want some Deco nods for a vintage-meets-modern look, here are some of the best Roaring '20s wedding dresses that’ll put Daisy Buchanan to shame. 

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For the Elegant Bride: Grace + Ivory Elise Dress

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Sleek, hand-sewn details and Art Deco inspiration seamlessly blend together in Grace + Ivory’s Elise gown. Even better, you can try the Japanese crepe dress on at home to ensure it’s the perfect fit.

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Best Budget: Lulus Endless Devotion White Sequin Embroidered Mermaid Maxi Dress

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Figure-flattering and budget-friendly, Lulu’s Endless Devotion gown is a ‘20s-inspired steal. Sequins, silver beads, and intricate embroidery adorn this stretch, mermaid hem dress. 

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For the Simple Bride: Valentine Avoh Grace Gown

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The rich, luxurious georgette fabric of Valentine Avoh’s Grace gown is the definition of simplistic elegance. With a drop waist and pleated skirt, you’ll give off sophisticated ‘20s vibes. 

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For the Reception: Naeem Khan Amadora Dress

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Looking to change things up for your reception? This Naeem Khan feathered cocktail dress will really get you in the mood to party. 

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Art Deco Steal: Lulus This I Promise You White And Nude Beaded Sequin Maxi Dress

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This sequin maxi from Lulu’s is a bridal favorite, and for good reason. The intricately beaded pattern creates an elegant design while the plunging neckline elongates the torso and the skirt flows out from the hips for extra volume.

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Best Embellishments: Alyne by Rita Vinieris Emmeline Gown

Alyne by Rita Vinieris EMMELINE gown

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Ethereal beauty meets the 1920s in the Emmeline gown. This short-sleeve sheath wedding dress features head-to-toe beading, and a deep V-neckline for added sex appeal.

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For the Minimalist Bride: Talbot Runhof Ruched Lurex Gown

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Hello, old Hollywood glamour! Cut from shimmering ivory Lurex, this Talbot Runhof’s stunner has a plunging neckline, a figure-flattering ruched waist, and a floor-sweeping train. Add your favorite accessories to make the look your own. 

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For the Feminine Bride: Sachin & Babi Inez Gown

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The delicate ruffles of this Sachin & Babi gown are a nod to the tiered ‘20s style. The all-over lace, V-neckline, and open back create a look that’s both feminine and flirty. 

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For the Princess Bride: Maggie Sottero Gideon Gown

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This glitter tulle Maggie Sottero bridal gown combines a Gatsby-inspired fitted bodice with a fluffy tulle skirt, and spectacular lace motifs, for a 1920s meets 2020s look. Whether you get it in Champagne or silver, it’s sure to “wow.”

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Favorite Arm Detail: DB Studio Low Back Lace Wedding Dress with Fringe Swags

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Boho meets ‘20s in this ethereal gown from David’s Bridal. The lace-trimmed drop waist creates a curve-hugging silhouette, and the detachable shoulder swags give you the option to mix up your spaghetti strap look.

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Best Back Detail: Azazie Cersei BG Gown

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Coming in sizes 0-30, Azazie’s Cersei gown is a vintage vision in the softest of chiffon. The V-neck bodice and chapel train skirt add some whimsy, while the hand-beaded button back and scalloped raglan sleeves showcase those famous ‘20s pearls.

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For the Ethereal Bride: Grace + Ivory Kali Gown

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“[1920s inspired] silhouettes are typically more relaxed and not as cutting as some corseted dresses,” explains Wong. “A V-neck paired with geometrically-inspired lace patterns and beading” are big Gatsby nods and found together in this dreamy Grace + Ivory gown. 

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Favorite Train: ASOS EDITION Lucy Placement Beaded Wedding Dress

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We love the modern addition of a train seen in ASOS’s ‘20s-inspired Lucy wedding dress. The puddle train boasts the same intricate Art Deco details seen throughout the embellished gown—and combined with the open back, it was made for grand exits.

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Favorite Party Dress: Naeem Khan Gatsby

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Want a frock you can really shake your tail feather in? It doesn’t get much more ‘20s than Naeem Khan’s Gatsby dress. Layers upon layers of beaded and sequined fringing will catch all the compliments on the dance floor.

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For the Gold Obsessed Bride: Revelry Gwen Sequin Dress

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The 1920s was known for utilizing metallic fabric and sequins, so why limit yourself to white on your wedding day? Revelry’s Gwen gown looks straight from the era with delicate flutter sleeves and a V-neckline.

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Best Tiers: Andrea & Leo Ivory Eva Gown

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Modern on the top and ‘20s on the bottom! Andrea & Leo’s Eva gown gives you the best of both worlds with a fitted corset that sweeps into elegant tiers of ruffled tulle and gracefully falls into a sweep train.

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Favorite Feathers: Valentine Avoh Ginger Gown

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Oftentimes, 1920s-style wedding dresses would be tea-length, Wong explains, so this Valentine Avoh midi bustier gown hits just right. Embroidered tulle, sequins, beads, and hand-sewn feathers make it as decadent as the decade. 

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Favorite Flapper Fringe: Scorcesa Tina Dress

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Enjoy vintage elegance in this modern design that will capture all the movement of your first dance. 

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For the Modest Bride: BHLDN Bonheur Dress

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“Flutter sleeves with embellishments and shorter trains are reminiscent of this time,” says Wong, and BHLDN’s Bonheur dress practically takes us back to the ‘20s. With a crew neckline and arm coverage, this gown will keep you feeling secure. 

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Favorite Cowl Neck: JJ’s House Trumpet/Mermaid Cowl Neck Sweep Train Satin Wedding Dress

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This simple satin gown comes in white, ivory, and Champagne, and every hue boasts a ‘20s inspired cowl neckline and trumpet silhouette. Pair it with some gloves and a birdcage veil to complete the Gatsby look. 

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Elopement Favorite: ASOS Edition Curve Embellished Bodice Wedding Dress

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The embellished mesh top of this ASOS wedding dress gives a subtle nod to the ‘20s. The soft chiffon arm coverage and crew neck also make it feel comfortable and secure, whether you’re saying “I do” on top of a mountain or at the courthouse.

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For Pearl Lovers: Jovani 3363 High Neck Beaded Dress

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“Art Deco beading, pearl touches, and mermaid shapes all reference the roaring twenties,” explains Berkman, which is why we can’t get over this Jovani gown. Pearl strands adorn the high neckline and drape over the arms to create a truly opulent illusion. 

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For Vintage Lovers: Bohemian Bride Serayha Dress

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Modern-yet-timeless, Bohemian Bride’s Serayha Dress is covered with neck-to-toe embellishments including stone clasps, teardrop crystals, and mother-of-pearl beads. The slim-fitting shape and beaded back seamlessly blend old and new fashion together. 

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Classic Flapper Favorite: Halston Heritage Fringed Crepe Dress

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The ‘70s meet the ‘20s in Halston Heritage’s crepe dress. With a high neckline and playful tiers of swishy fringe, you’ll be in the mood to celebrate from the moment you slip it on. 

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For the Sexy Bride: Adrianna Papell Platinum Nicole Lace & Hand-beaded Wedding Gown In Ivory

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Geometric lace was customary in the ‘20s, and this beaded wedding gown from Adrianna Papell shows just how sultry non-floral lace can be. The illusion neckline, back, and sheer waistband showcases the perfect amount of skin to feel flirty but not overexposed. 

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Bridal Fan Favorite: Bariano Olivia White Sequin Strapless Maxi Dress

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There’s a reason Bariano’s Olivia dress consistently gets such rave reviews: It looks much more expensive than it actually is. With sparkling white sequins, a sweetheart bodice, and a mermaid skirt, you’ll be turning heads all night long for under $300.

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Best Subtle Sparkle: BHLDN Fidelia Beaded Maxi Dress

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Blouson silhouettes have been adored since the ‘20s, and we love how BHLDN’s Fidelia maxi combines the classic cut with Art Deco beading. It also comes in “fog,” so the perfect hue is up to you.   

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Favorite Cape: Azazie Vanya BG

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“Soft dolman sleeves were popular,” notes Berkman, which is why we’re obsessing over Azazie’s Vanya crepe gown. The mermaid silhouette, scalloped lace cape, and hand-beaded waist make for one truly remarkable dress.

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Most Dramatic Drop Waist: Jacquemus Amour Tie-Detailed Linen-Jacquard Gown

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It wouldn’t be a ‘20s roundup without a dramatic drop waist, which is why we adore the linen-jacquard gown from Jacquemus. Modern brides love the subtle nod to the Jazz Era’s fashion. 

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For the Glamorous Bride: Essence of Australia Martine Harris Martina Liana Luxe

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Fully beaded with textured glitter tulle and Swarovski crystal buttons, this opulent Essence of Australia gown is as Gatsby as they come. Whether you order your dress with or without sleeves, this vintage-inspired dress was made to be admired. 

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Shopping FAQs

Searching for a 1920s-inspired gown? We've answered three common questions brides have when shopping for this style of dress.

  • Are 1920s-inspired dresses modern? Yes! “This style of wedding dress is popular today as Art Deco vibes are back in full force,” explains Wong. “We’ve been seeing clean, geometric patterns for invites and ceremony pieces, combined with gorgeous, sweet floral accents that are making weddings really pop. With a 1920s-style wedding dress, you can tie all the inspiration together with subtle Art Deco-inspired lines in your dress, and/or beautiful gold or silver beaded accents.” 
  • How do I style a Roaring '20s wedding dress? If you’re opting for something chic and classic, feel free to glam it up with jewels, headpieces, and over-the-top accessories. When it comes to veils, Wong suggests something dramatic. “Cathedral veils became popular during the 1920s!" she explains. Extra bonus: “You don’t have to worry about bustling a long train/dragging it around for the rest of the night!”
  • What should I keep in mind when shopping for a 1920s-inspired wedding dress? Wong suggests focusing on different aspects you love about 1920s style dresses to find your dream gown. “Do you like a specific detail (i.e. clean lines and silver beading) that you have to have for your dress? Or maybe it’s an Art Deco-inspired lace and a specific neckline. I think it’s key to focus on the details that really catch your eye,” Wong says. Pick a few must-have elements and don’t be afraid to try on the unexpected!  

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