Looking to emulate the roaring '20s on your wedding day? Well, along with flowing champagne, live jazz and sparkling décor, you’re going to need a glamorous vintage-style wedding dress. Beloved as one of the most iconic and excessive style eras, the 1920s were all about opulence – perfectly epitomised by Baz Luhrmann's version of Fitzgerald's most famous novel, The Great Gatsby.
In fashion of the period, more was more, with dresses featuring everything from embroidery to sequins, delicate lace, fringing, feathers and beading. The famed flapper silhouette of the era was shapeless and featured a high neckline and drop waist, and was often worn with a luxurious cover up such as a feather boa or beaded cape, and topped off with a bejewelled headpiece.
Today, many bridal designers have brought the glamorous essence of the 1920s to the modern era, with their vintage wedding dress styles. Reinterpreting the rules, you’ll now find art-deco style embroidery on modern slinky sheaths and delicate lace details on drop-waist dresses. For inspiration, see our vintage wedding dress picks from the latest collections.