Time Traveling Brides: Gatsby’s Wedding

Posted by Bride Chic on November 16th, 2012

If Jay Gatsby were ever to materialize and step out of the pages of fiction, I've often wondered what his bride would wear. So apparently have other designers who are not only fusing Gatsby-inspired looks into modern fashion, some are going for the entire look of this bygone era including, props and even photographic effects to get their message across.

The message of course is creating inspiration in hopes of moving you along to forming a complete look for yourself. Whether you're incorporating just a few details of this particular era or mixing it up, your wedding look should reflect you and everything you embrace about fashion.

Taking a que from this era when women's fashion finally reflected freedom from corsetry and heavy layering, here are a few examples of some of the best stuff out there by designers, stylists and photographers...

TIPS FOR CREATING A 1920's LOOK

*If you're trying to get as close as you can to authenticity and your hair is long, wear it in a styled chignon. A hairstylist will know how to add dramatic rolls and Marcelling (deep waves). If your hair is short try to get it going into a Bob. Again, a good hairstylist can Marcelle or style it to really look like you've been time traveling through the 20's. Also great hairstyling lays the perfect canvas for adding just the right headpiece or veil.

* Veils and hats tended to be worn across or low on the forehead as in some of the images above and below.

* The 1920's was the decade of the dropped waist that sat either on the hips or fell into no waistline at all found in the shift and chemise styles. 

*Zero in on accessories that polish off your look like long ropes of pearls you can tie, knotted or fringed shawls and cloche hats.

* Look for beautiful workmanship.  Though the standard 1920s silhouette didn't flatter every shape of woman it was indeed an era known for incredible detailing on clothing such as intricate smocking and hand embroidery, lace insets, pleats, draping, etc. 

*Really study out the era.  Watch shows like Boardwalk Empire or rent DVDs of House of Elliot and/or Downton Abbey. The costuming and set design in these productions is spot on and spectacular.

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