Looking to recreate the roaring 1920s on your wedding day? Well along with flowing champagne, live jazz and sparkling décor, you’re going to need a glamourous vintage style wedding dress. Beloved as one of the most iconic and excessive style eras, the 1920s was all about opulence, a style that’s perfectly epitomised in the Baz Luhrmann movie The Great Gatsby.
For fashion, this meant 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 designers have brought the glamorous essence of the 1920s to the modern era with vintage inspired wedding dresses. 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.