The Top 1920’s Inspired Wedding Dress Trends to Tap for the Roaring 2020’s

The Gatsby Era is about to be back—100 years later.
The Top 1920's Inspired Wedding Dress Trends to Tap for the Roaring 2020's
The Top 1920’s Inspired Wedding Dress Trends to Tap for the Roaring 2020’s

The roaring ’20s or the Jazz Age was best-known for epic events and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Nice Gatsby. The no-holds-barred period followed the Spanish Flu, after folks spent two years indoors. A resurgence of the last decade’s affinity for celebration is likely to be on the horizon post-pandemic lockdown, and a reinvention of the period’s Top Trends will likely observe go well with as nicely.

Drop waists, second-skin satins, and a great deal of beaded gildings are all likely to make appearances in the roaring 2020’s. What may need felt try-hard or Dress before is now theatrical but stylish in new methods. Whether or not your bridal fashion is discreet, trendy, modest, or glam, these are the new art-deco-inspired archetypes to think about to your intimate occasion now or bigger celebration later. These appears require a aptitude for the dramatic and love of all issues outdated and new. Here, the new methods to channel 1920’s inspiration for the 2020’s—to go well with each bride from the fashion-forward renegade to the classicist—with a nostalgic twist.

The Speakeasy Darling

The Speakeasy Darling

This bride has been in quarantine and is ready to party—like it’s 1925, or 2022. Think ’20s staples, like metallic embellishments, a plunging V-neckline, and dropped waist; now, bring it into this century.

Romantic without a doubt, but irreverent without feeling stage-worthy, looks like this feels fresh—and deco-inspired. It’s all about infusing old-world elements and new, current silhouettes: This look’s full midi skirt, touch of blush, and barely-there accessories make it far more apropos for parties to come than good-times past.

Pearls on Pearls

Pearls on Pearls

Strands on stands of pearls feel undeniably Gatsby, usually worn long, wrapped many times around the neck, or cascading down one’s spine, revealed by a low-cut, open back.

Also synonymous with bridal, this adornment is typically associated with more traditional looks. For the new decade, layer them on thick—like these gowns from Vera Wang’s new bridal and ready-to-wear hybrid collection for Fall 2021.

This 1920s-inspired take on the classic accessory is all about being glam without the glitz. No sparkle or crystals necessary here; this pearls-on-pearls look is for a bride who doesn’t do anything according to the status quo. Skip the predictable single pearl strand—these are pearls for the bride who wants to look festive, formal and host a party befitting of post-lockdown energy.

Not-So-Straight Edge

Not-So-Straight Edge

Calling all contemporary sophisticates and hopeless romantics. An alluring mansion or historic home is just the type of setting to embrace this trend. This look is all about sultry satin, and a fit that grazes the body.

This 1920s-inspired look has a hint of edge, starting with a hint of black and an ankle-length. The bones of this trend riff on ’20s fashion, but a Victorian-inspired sleeve and high neckline brings the look into this era. For the soon-to-come roaring 2020’s, opt for satin looks with a twist. Choose minimal makeup, hints of color, and opt for baroque pearls and rich embellishments to finish the look.

Flapper 2.0

Flapper 2.0

The Jazz Age was all about sparkle and fringe—and Naeem Khan is the gatekeeper of after-party looks that tick all those boxes.

But say goodbye to the vintage flair long associated with Gatsby-style party frocks. This look is a combination of 20th-century stylings but modernizes the carefree, stylish flapper. From fashionable fringe to a leg-revealing length, a high neckline and shoulder pads add cosmopolitan flair to the era’s more popular plunging V necklines.

Think glam—yet playful. This bride dons stilettos or kitten heels but would always trade in a corset for relaxed-fit lingerie.

No Volume Tiers

No Volume Tiers

This bride breaks the rules—as most Gatsby girls do. While much of Roaring ’20s fashion incorporated tiers of fringe and feathers, it was all about retaining a t0-the-body silhouette. This trend does just that—but taps the more modern frills and texture we’ve come to love in more recent decades.

This look is frothy but has an edge. Voluminous skirts may get in the way of partying all night long, but sporting ruffles sans petticoat is a youthful take on Jazz Age energy that is sure to suit the lively parties to come post-lockdown.

Feathered Frocks

Feathered Frocks

Appearing effortlessly chic from head-to-toe is best accomplished with a gown that speaks for itself. Enter: posh plumes and easy-to-wear silhouettes.

This interpretation of Jazz Age inspiration is a bit more alluring than all-out glam; it’s all about playfulness, drama, and texture. This look is easy yet over-the-top in all the best ways—similar to how we’ll want parties to feel once we emerge from lockdown. This bride pushes party dressing to the max—and doesn’t shy away from not wearing white.

Deco Forever

Deco Forever

Head-to-toe embellishments feel bridal—but can feel basic—if you’re not selective with your textures, fabrications, embroidery patterns, and accessories. Opt for beadwork that provides intrigue rather than your standard sequin sheath, but nods to the Deco designs of the ’20s. Then, rather than styling it a la the Jazz Age with crystal headpieces and loads of eyeliner, go with effortless hair, easy makeup, and dewy skin.

Settings like your favorite bar or restaurant take on new life when paired with Jazz Age vibes that feel fresh—this trend isn’t about ditching deco altogether, it’s about embracing it, with modern styling.

The New Tweed Suit

The New Tweed Suit

In 1925, Chanel introduced her signature tweed suit at a small show in her salon on Rue de Cambon in Paris. Known for mixing traditional ideas of masculinity and femininity, Chanel took inspiration from the sportswear and menswear that her then-boyfriend, the Duke of Westminster, was wearing day to day.

This bride’s vibe is laissez faire; she doesn’t do pomp and circumstance, but her style is still high-society, ultra-femme, and classic with an edge. This look can be worn in a dress variation or as a two-piece set for the aisle (paired with a veil) or for any other wedding-related events like the rehearsal dinner, after-party, brunch, and beyond.

This look may not scream roaring ’20s to start, but investing in a high day-to-night look that you’ll cherish forever could not be more 2020’s—plus, opting for this look with a micro mini skirt means you’ll have nothing in the way of your dancing all night.