In this post we’ll take a closer look at Art Deco and how you can pull off the fashion look on your wedding day, as we highlight a few of our favorite Art Deco wedding dresses! We did a few stationery posts on both Art Deco and Great Gatsby looks to set the tone for you wedding day. Naturally, it makes sense to followup with a few fashion and dress tips for the theme we adore so much!
What is Art Deco?
Inspired by the Jazz age, Art Deco embodies the razzmatazz, the glamour, and all the opulence of the 1920s and 1930s. The style is vintage through and through, and as far as Art Deco wedding dresses are concerned, they’re renowned for their dropped waists and embellishments.
Dreaming of an Art Deco Wedding?
If you’re a bride-to-be that’s dreaming about a wedding day filled with fun, beauty, and a ton of vintage elements, you can pull off an Art Deco theme.
To complete the look, you shouldn’t only focus on a 1920s wedding dress. You should go all out when it comes to hair, accessories, and shoes to set the tone perfectly.
For the décor, you’re going to want to focus on timeless elegance, vintage chic, and a lot of sparkles. As far as your art deco wedding dress is concerned, it will probably feature rhinestones, sequins, sparkles, and might even be a bold and beautiful color that steps out of the traditional ‘chains’ of a white wedding.
Why Choose an Art Deco Wedding Dress?
Non-traditional weddings are becoming more and more prevalent these days, as couples step outside of the traditional barriers for reasons far greater than just bubbly receptions. The days of strapless Cinderella gowns might not be over (yet), but as we move into a more individualized wedding era, more and more couples are using the power of old-fashioned style to bring their ceremonies to life in some most unique ways.
An Art Deco wedding style is ideal for an old-school-loving couple that has an
obsession intense appreciation for all things vintage. You’ll also love an Art Deco wedding if you enjoyed the blockbuster film The Great Gatsby. With an art deco wedding bash, you’ll show your guests the most intimate parts of your soul, exposed through your wedding décor and stunning 1920s inspired wedding gown!
How to Choose an Art Deco Gown
Depending on your personal preferences, you can either go with a neutral-colored art deco wedding dress or choose to dress to impress with a colorful gown.
Neutral Art Deco Wedding Dress
Neutral colored art deco wedding dresses come in either ivory or white, and will often flaunt beads and sparkles that complement the gown’s shade. White and ivory art deco wedding dresses look stunning with bateau, V, and plunging necklines, but that shouldn’t stop you from going for a lace-detailed neckline if that’s your thing.
To complete the 1920s look, consider cap sleeves, which can either be beaded or embroidered. If you’re not into the beaded cap sleeves, selecting short, flowing sleeves will also look amazing.
Colorful Art Deco Wedding Dress
If you’re keen on causing a raucous, try adding a splash of color to your Art Deco wedding dress with the help of multi-colored beads. When gold, copper, black, emerald, or a mix of all these colors are used in Art Deco wedding dresses, the silhouette is highlighted, making it almost unavoidable to have all eyes focused on the bride.
5 Art Deco Wedding Dresses
Even though there are a lot of great options as far as Art Deco wedding dresses go, we’ve rounded up our fav 5 for this theme. We hope you love these art deco wedding dresses as much as we do!
1. Ludlow Gown
This stunning gown by BHLDN features delicate lace short sleeves over a flattering fitted bodice. Perhaps the most exquisite detail is the diamond-shaped open back that is sure to turn heads as you walk down the aisle.
2. Whispers & Echoes Milano Gown
This awe-inspiring dress by Whispers & Echoes has just the perfect touch of art deco with its flutter sleeves and impressive lace train. I particularly adore this dress in the Ivory and Almond color combination.
3. 1930s Inspired Art Deco Wedding Dress
Dreamy long lace sleeves and rhinestone shell clips at the neckline make this a dress to remember. Reminiscent of Princess Kate’s Alexander McQueen sleeves, this dress goes the extra mile with a chic lace collar around the back of the neck. The bias cut provides a wonderful fit that will flatter in all of the right places.
4. 1930s Inspired Flapper Backless Wedding Dress
If you’re a bride that demands all eyes on you, this dress might be your ideal fit! We love the geometric lace on this dress and the to-die-for backless cut. This dress perfectly blends modern and classic femininity, and its flattering silhouette focuses on timeless elegance, which is exactly what you want and need to pull off on your big day.
5. Art Deco Beaded Wedding Gown
Looking for a one of a kind sultry wedding gown with gorgeous detail? Last but not least, this dress was designed for a Great Gatsby inspired photo shoot, and its not hard to tell why we love it. Inspired by the Jazz era, this wedding dress literally screams out Gatsby in all the right ways. The unique beaded and embroidered net overlays a bias cut silk sheath. Strands of glass beads drape across the back from tiny clasps embossed with a daisy motif.
Walk the Aisle in Timeless Style
As you can see, an Art Deco wedding dress can help you pull off one of the most glamorous weddings of the year. It’s clear to see why this luxury style is back with a bang, and why the dynamic appeal of these designs have been forced back into modern day fashion. If your dream is to host a fantastic vintage themed wedding, Art Deco is a glamorous style we simply adore!
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Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!