1920s Wedding Dresses: Add Some Gatsby Glamour to Your Big Day

Brides who are dreaming of a Great Gatsby style wedding will love these 1920s inspired wedding dresses - get ready to do the Charleston!


If you’re planning a 1920s themed wedding inspired by the glamour of the Great Gatsby, you’ll need a 1920s wedding dress to match. We’ve picked out some of our favourite 1920s wedding dresses to inspire you as you search for the perfect vintage gown.

Camille – Monsoon

The Camille dress from high street shop Monsoon’s bridal range is ideal for brides who fancy themselves as a bit of a flapper! Shimmering scalloped detailing and luxurious fringing are the epitome of Gatsby glam.


Esme – Sally Lacock

The Esme from vintage bridalwear designer Sally Lacock is a column gown with an empire line – influenced by the couture gowns Paul Poiret created in the early 1900s. The gown is fastened with antique glass buttons. It’s pictured below in antique ivory, but also comes in ivory. The fabric flower can also be replaced with beaded details for extra sparkle.


Isis – Ivory & Co

This beautiful 100% silk wedding dress by Ivory & Co was inspired by the 1920s. The higher neckline is complemented by a soft cowl back, feather inspired beading on the shoulder and a hand-stitched beaded belt.


Florence – Claire Pettibone

This silvery wedding dress by Claire Pettibone is simply stunning and provides an on-trend twist on the 20s fashion for fringing by having it across the back of the dress – as detailed backs are so in right now, it’s the perfect way to make sure your 20s inspired gown is super stylish.


Jean – Mischka Collection

The Jean dress from the Mischka Collection at Badgely Mischka is a striking way to have a 1920s themed wedding dress. The simple shape and the lace fabric are classic and timeless, but the intricately beaded overlay with short sleeves adds vintage glamour.


2621 – Benjamin Roberts

A low-key way to still pay homage to the Jazz Age with your wedding dress, the 2621 by Benjamin Roberts is subtly influenced by the era. The slim fitting shape and glitzy neckline will look amazing paired with a vintage hair accessory or a 1920s style cap veil.


Stevie (with sleeves) – Belle & Bunty

Belle & Bunty specialise in gorgeous vintage inspired wedding dresses, with lots of their gowns looking like they’ve just waltzed out of the 20s. The Stevie has a subtle drop waist, floaty sleeves and gorgeous fabric.


Persephone – Amanda Wakeley

The drop waist on this Amanda Wakeley dress has a distinctive 20s feel, but the angular shape of the beaded pattern keeps it contemporary. We love the combination of gold and white.


8764 – Justin Alexander

Sometimes the simplest of designs can make the most impact! Justin Alexander is known for their gorgeous, vintage inspired wedding dresses – often taking influence from the 20s and 50s. This 20s inspired gown is made from smooth satin and features glittering details on the shoulders and waistline.


15160 – Ellis Bridals

Brides who want a romantic dress with some 1920s flair will love this gown from Ellis Bridals. The soft fabric and elegant draped sleeves are super flattering, and it would look amazing at both summer and winter weddings.


Ophelia – Belle & Bunty

How beautiful is the Ophelia from Belle & Bunty? The lace covered fabric is incredible and the warmer tone of the material will suit all skin tones. We’d love to see this paired with a dramatic berry lip.


Celeste – Naomi Neoh

The slim-fitting Celeste from Naomi Neoh is a simple, timeless wedding dress that, when paired with the Celeste lace jacket, is transformed into a 20s beauty. An elegant up do is the perfect finishing touch for this look.


Ava – Pretty Eccentric

Those looking for a wedding dress from the high street will love the Ava from Pretty Eccentric. The scalloped sleeves and gold embellishment will look right at home at a Great Gatsby themed celebration – it’s also a great choice if you want a more on-theme dress to change into for the evening party.


Colleen – Badgely Mischka

Daisy Buchanan can only dream of this dress! The beautiful detail on this Badgley Mischka wedding dress is reminiscent of the roaring 20s and will shimmer as you walk down the aisle and mingle with your guests.


Dixie – Sally Lacock

Another gorgeous gown from Sally Lacock – this is perfect for flirty flapper girls who aren’t averse to showing some leg at their wedding. The pleated skirt and layers of fabric will look amazing as you dance. Make sure you have some fabulous bridal shoes to show off!


Ettia – Maggie Sottero

How beautiful is this glittering gown from Maggie Sottero? The intricate detailing and simple shape is ideal for a bride looking for a breath-taking wedding dress inspired by the glamour of the 1920s. A classic veil or glittering headpiece will finish the look off to perfection.


Stevie – Belle & Bunty

Willowy brides will look amazing in the Stevie from Belle & Bunty. This gown is also featured earlier on in the article but with billowing sleeves – this version is perfect if you want to show off your arms. We love how it’s styled with a glittering headscarf.


Iola – Monsoon

If a white wedding dress isn’t for you, consider the Iola from Monsoon. This dress comes in a striking pale gold shade and features lots of sparkling details. The empire waist line and rounded patterns are reminiscent of the early 20th century fashion. Even better – as this dress isn’t classically traditional, you could even wear it again!


Laurel – Ivory & Co

This glamorous gown from Ivory & Co is a great choice for a small-busted bride who wants a striking vintage inspired wedding dress. The plunging neckline would suit a smaller cleavage and the glittering embellishment will sparkle as you dance the night away at your Gatsby themed wedding.


Lorna – Badgley Mischka

You can have a long sleeved wedding dress and still retain some 20s style! This slim fitting gown from Badgley Mischka would look amazing with 1920s inspired accessories, such as a headband worn across your forehead – and a groom in a retro dinner jacket and bowtie!


Lottie – Sally Lacock

This drop-waisted wedding dress from Sally Lacock looks amazing paired with the feathered headband. It’s a simple design but the cowl neckline and the lace trimmed detail on the drop waist make it look extra luxurious.


6390 – Lillian West

Lovers of lace wedding dresses will adore this gown from Lillian West – it’s simple and stylish and features beautiful lace applique on the bodice which leads up to the pretty cap sleeves.


8756 – Justin Alexander

Glamorous brides will adore this satin creation from Justin Alexander – the higher waistline and sumptuous fabric are reminiscent of the 20s, but the fishtail shape and glittery spaghetti straps add a modern twist.


Ava – Ivory & Co

This silky satin dress has a bateau neckline, a lace trimmed drop waist and a subtle lace trimmed hem. It would look amazing with an elegant up do, a glittering headpiece and a bold red lip. Start practising your Charleston now!


Crystal Maxi Dress – Pretty Eccentric

This glamorous gold-hued gown from Pretty Eccentric is a great choice for those looking for an untraditional take on a wedding dress. The elaborate beaded detail is pure Gatsby glam – team it with elbow length gloves in the evening to really add to your look.


Hope – Phase Eight

If you want to unleash your inner magpie, go for this super glittery dress from Phase Eight. The shape is ideal for a Jazz Age inspired bride and all the glitter makes it even better!


Madeleine – Sally Lacock

This oyster-hued gown from Sally Lacock is totally dreamy. It would suit all skin tones, even the palest of brides, and the bias cut is pure 1920s. This gown would be especially gorgeous as a winter wedding.


Marianne – Monsoon

The Marianne dress from Monsoon is ideal for brides who want a simple wedding dress with a nod to their favourite decade. The scalloped beading and elegant cap sleeves add a subtle but effective hint of glamour.


8814 – Justin Alexander

The 8814 from Justin Alexander is seriously glamorous. The embellished lace on the back and hem make this a real show-stopper, whilst the silk covered buttons and off the shoulder neckline add a vintage feel.


Gatsby – Pretty Eccentric

This gown is aptly named! The Gatsby dress from Pretty Eccentric comes in bridal white and features lots of shimmering beading in a 1920s inspired pattern.


Amber – Amanda Wakeley

The Amber dress from Amanda Wakeley is pure Grecian glamour. The silk jersey fabric, the glittering belt and neckline (studded with Swarovski crystals) and the gently ruched bodice all add to the sophistication.


Breya – Monsoon

Brides who want to conceal their arms will love the Breya from Monsoon. The gorgeous detailing is very 20s inspired and the skirt is made for dancing the night away!


Once you’ve browsed all these stunning 1920s wedding dresses and have picked out your perfect vintage gown, why not look at vintage bridesmaid dresses to match the theme?

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