Dare we say that the roaring 1920s are one of our favorite style decades? And that's why we're obsessing over 1920s-inspired wedding dresses. The glitz, the glamour — the era was all about decadence and liberation, and the fashion of the time was no exception. 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). 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.
It’s why we have such a soft spot for 1920s-inspired wedding dresses today. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to look like a 1920s screen siren? Channel her style with Temperley Bridal and Jenny Packham’s loose, silk confections, Marchesa Notte’s fringe-tastic flapper silhouette, Alon Livne and Maggie Sottero’s opulent embellishments and embroidery, Naeem Khan and Julie Vino’s dazzling silver silhouettes with fringe, and Berta’s modern, sexy take on the strong geometry of Art Deco lines. Or take decadence to new heights in Rivini by Rita Vinieri’s dazzling gold number with extravangtly detailed beading.
Whether the 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.
So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite 1920s-inspired wedding dresses from the latest spring collections perfect for your Art Deco affair. All you need now is a vintage headpiece, a string of pearls, and a glass of bubbly.
Beaded wedding dress with illusion high neckline, cape sleeves, and simple beading pattern by Alon Livné
Long-sleeve wedding dress with satin skirt, long sleeves, and art deco feel by Alon Livné
Sleeveless chiffon bodice and skirt made with point d’esprit tulle, with geometric pattern of beading by Temperley Bridal
Sheath tulle dress with allover silvery vertical beading and illusion neckline by Jenny Packham
Sheath wedding dress with lace overlay and flutter sleeves by Jenny Packham
Beaded bodice wedding dress with sheath silhouette, satin skirt, and embellished sleeves by Jenny Packham
Vintage-inspired beaded wedding dress with plunging v-neckline and fringed skirt by Julie Vino
“Chrysler” wedding dress with allover deco beading, sheer bodice, long sheer sleeves, and silvery fringe skirt by Naeem Khan
“Kyra” wedding gown with tulle godets and plunging neckline by Maggie Sottero
“Astrid” ivory slip wedding gown hand beaded with pearls and Swarovski crystals by Theia
Style 9894 with fit and flare silhouette, silvery allover beading, long illusion sleeves, and plunging illusion V-neckline by Justin Alexander
Style 9897 with mermaid silhouette, sleeveless cut, and art-deco inspired beading by Justin Alexander
Silver bodice wedding dress with glittering silver embellishments and stones by Pronovias
Silver cape sleeve wedding dress with white bodice and plunging neckline by Pronovias
V-neck wedding dress with allover beading by Watters
Sweetheart wedding dress with embellished cap sleeve shrug by Watters
Tiered, fringe sheath dress with illusion neckline by Marchesa Notte
Embroidered sheath dress with fringe and lace bodice with v-neckline by Dany Mizrachi
Vintage-inspired wedding dress with high slit, fringe beading, and embellishments by Julie Vino
“Cuba” wedding dress with deco beading, long sleeves, and ostrich feathers by Naeem Khan
“Argentina” wedding dress wit hand-cut sequins, crystal fringe hemline, beading, and sleeveless neckline by Naeem Khan
Festive beaded fringe bodice with high neckline and full length skirt by Pronovias
Illusion sheath dress with allover beading and embroidery by Dany Mizrachi
“Samantha” silk white and pearl sheath gown with crystal and pearl embellishments, illusion long sleeves, and godet skirt by Monique Lhuillier
Open back wedding dress with handmade sequins, lace gown plunging neckline, high middle slit, and detachable tulle train by Berta
Cape-sleeved wedding dress with hand-embroidered lace on a sparkling payette underlay pattern, plunging neckline, and open back by Berta
Wedding dress by Victoria Kyriakides
“Glamorous” gold hand-beaded halter gown with beaded overskirt by Rivini by Rita Vinieris