blast from the past

If you’re looking to stay up on the latest trends of wedding fashion, look no further than Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby and the popular TV series, Downton Abbey. The glitz and the glamour of the roaring twenties are making a reappearance, this time notably in wedding fashion.

claire pettibone gown

Hallmarks of this Look

Colors & Textures:

  • Pastels
  • Ivory
  • Lace
  • Feathers
  • Pleats


  • Pearls
  • Tassel earrings
  • Gold toned jewelry
  • Beaded headbands
  • Art Deco details

Style Elements:

  • Drop waist
  • Cap sleeves
  • Illusion necklines
  • Simple lines

Going Beyond the Fashion
Newlyweds aren’t just falling in love again with the styles, they are also in love with what the fashion represents. The decadence and merriment of the era make it the perfect model for a wedding. The style of 20’s fashion is very romantic. Lace and pearls give off a certain elegance and charm, which fits a bride’s fantasy of fairytale. Not only this, decadent fabrics and ornate jewels can be easy to style. With popular colors such as soft pastels and ivories, pieces rarely clash.

On the men’s side, simplicity is best. Simple suits in grays and blacks paired with white are powerful because it’s the iconic image of formality. The thrilling, rapidly changing era of the 1920s in American history is something to long for in its own right; its resurrection is a no brainer. When seeking to make something old new, look no further than the roaring 20s for excitement and elegance bundled into one.

Can’t get enough of the 1920s style? See it for yourself!
The Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, PA is featuring an exhibition on the 1920s. Entitled Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection, any 1920s fashion addict will find their fix in everything from evening gowns draped with beads to authentic bridal wear. The exhibition’s last day is this Sunday, April 21st, so plan your weekend trip and get inspired for your big day with an era of elegance!

image via claire pettibone

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