Art Deco wedding dresses are having a major resurgence right now, and we are here for it! If you’re picturing all things glitz and glamour for the big day, or are inspired by movies like The Great Gatsby, then a vintage-inspired wedding dress might just be the one for you! Who doesn’t want to add a little sparkle to their bridal look?
Scroll down as we explore this dazzling wedding dress trend and a few of our favorite bridal gowns brides can wear to bring this 1920s-inspired look to life.
What is an Art Deco Wedding Dress?
Art Deco wedding dresses have been captivating brides for generations, and it’s no wonder why: from their vintage dropped waists to the ornate embellishments, these dresses embody all the glitz and glamour of the roaring 1920s and 1930s. Whether you want a classic vintage look or something with a stylish one-of-a-kind twist, Art Deco offers a truly distinctive fashion bridal style.
Art Deco style wedding dresses are all about the details. Common designs include heavily beaded dresses, geometrically inspired patterns, patterned laces, clean lines and plenty of gold and silver beading that is reminiscent of the Old Hollywood era.
These glamorous dresses often saw curve-hugging silhouettes that naturally drape the body. V-necklines and high halters were also popular neckline choices. Oh, and who can forget the opulent fringe and feather details inspired by flapper girls?
What Makes an Art Deco Wedding Dress Different from a Modern Gown?
Modern wedding dresses focus on minimal details and architectural-inspired elements like boning and square necklines. Art Deco wedding dresses, on the other hand, focus their detail on heavy beadwork and embellishments. While each of these dress styles is distinctive, it is possible to find wedding dresses that combine elements to create your dream Jazz era-inspired gown.
What did Brides Wear in the 1920’s When Art Deco was Popular?
Bridal styles throughout the different eras change dramatically, but the Art Deco era of the 1920’s was a time for the stylish bride, with wonderful vintage dresses capturing all the optimism and luminosity of the times.
Women would often wear white silk crepe gowns with Art Deco beading and Lucile-like fitted sleeves that created an undeniably glamorous silhouette.
Many 1920’s-1930’s wedding dresses had V-necks or halter tops that emphasized their shoulders, while high waistlines and wide skirts often featured intricate patterns in luxurious wedding dress fabrics like satin, velvet or taffeta. Topped off with elegant cloches or feathered headpieces, brides of the Art Deco era had access to fashion choices as inspiring as the designs Art Deco itself drew its inspiration from.
Whether you want a classic vintage look or something with a stylish modern-day twist, Art Deco offers a truly distinctive fashion style perfect for your big day. Get ready to channel your inner-1920s style with some of our most popular styles. It’ll be a wedding you won’t soon forget!
Art Deco Wedding Dresses
A-Line Art Deco Wedding Dress
This A-line Art Deco wedding dress is a bridal stunner, and for good reason. Style 7336 from Stella York has all of the sparkle and embellishments you need for a retro-inspired bridal look. The embossed glitter tulle shimmers under the linear silver and ivory design that goes all the way down to the edges, while the plunging neckline elongates the torso. The off-the-shoulder straps and corset bodice add a bit of structure while the voluminous skirt allows brides to sparkle the night away.
Art Deco Satin Wedding Dress
Make a bold, sophisticated fashion statement when you walk down the aisle in this divine Art Deco satin wedding dress! Crafted with luxe liquid crepe and complete with a chic ivory hue, you’ll be sure to capture everyone’s attention in Essense of Australia Style D3634. Available in both standard and plus sizes, the liquid crepe fabric is absolutely elegant with the soft sheath skirt and sexy side slit. Plus, the pleated and draped bodice adds a modern touch that we can’t get enough of while still staying true to the Old Hollywood vibes. It doesn’t get better than that!
Long Sleeve Art Deco Wedding Dress
Who says you can’t combine free-spirited boho styles with Art Deco elegance? Case in point: the All Who Wander kelee gown. This one-of-a-kind vintage wedding gown has all-over lace, long lace sleeves and all of the detail you can imagine. With a fitted silhouette, it has a faux off-the-shoulder strap, dramatic graphic lace and porcelain illusion tulle that beautifully contours the body. It doesn’t stop there! The back has a modern square back that meets at the waistline for a figure-flattering column bridal style.
1920’s Art Deco Style Wedding Dress
The roaring 20’s have never looked so good, thanks to Martina Liana Style 1520. This stunning wedding dress will have you glimmering all the way down the aisle, thanks to the intricate all-over beadwork. Inspired by the shimmering glamour of flapper gowns, this beaded wedding dress was given a vertical design to emphasize the length of the A-line skirt’s soft layers. It also features detachable off-the-shoulder straps that create a simple but impactful two-in-one detail on this head-turning gown.
Sparkly Art Deco Style Wedding Dress
Now, this sparkly fit-and-flare gown is sure to turn heads when it comes time to walk down the aisle! Essense of Australia Style D3604 is a gorgeous form-fitting wedding dress that has a fitted beaded bodice and flares out just below the hips. The textured tulle skirt creates plenty of glamorous volume and will look amazing in bridal portraits. As if this dress couldn’t get any more stunning, the gown is adorned with beaded spaghetti straps, a semi-sheer V-back with boning and fabric-covered buttons to finish the look.
Fit and Flare Art Deco Style Wedding Dress
Elegant meets Art Deco in sultry Martina Liana Style 1060. The floral and graphic lace are cut into linear patterns to elongate the frame and emphasize a curve-hugging silhouette, and the soft cutouts draw the eye in even further for an ultra-flattering look.
The 1920s-inspired silver embroidery adds a beautiful shimmer to the design, along with subtly placed Swiss dot detailing for visual interest. To finish off the look, pearl buttons lead down to a sweeping sheet train which is overlaid with scalloped and graphic lace hemming for a timeless finishing touch.
From long, sultry silhouettes to bold beaded embellishments, Art Deco-inspired wedding dresses offer classic brides a flawless combination of nostalgia and modern fashion. Whether you opt for asymmetrical lines, geometric shapes, or extravagant beading and embroidery, you’ll be turning heads on your special day.