Tuesday, May 28, 2013


The past few weeks I've seen so many Gatsby-styled editorials out there on the wedding blogs, I'd swear we're all traveling back in time.  Some posts are magnificent but most I have to admit are overdone.   The point is, you want to form a complete look for yourself without piling the feather boa over too many sequins.  Whether you're recreating details of this particular era or mixing it up with other decades, your wedding look should reflect you and all that you love about fashion.


*Have a passion for the era and really study it out.  If you watch shows like Boardwalk Empire or Downton Abbey, the costuming and set design in these productions is right on target.

*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 those deep waves.  If your hair is short try to style it into a bob.  Again, a good hairstylist can Marcelle or style it to really look like you've been time traveling through the 1920s.  Also great hairstyling lays the perfect canvas for adding just the right headpiece or veil.  The model's hair in the picture below is actually quite long. Hairstylist, Kathi Rothkop of Salon Glam worked magic with it
* Veils and hats tended to be worn across or low on the forehead as in the image directly below.
* The 1920s 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.
*Concentrate on accessories that pull your look together like ropes of pearls you can tie, knotted or fringed shawls and cloche hats.
* Remember, this was an era when women's fashion finally reflected freedom from corsetry and heavy layering.  Heavy-duty bras and Spanx are fine if you really and truly need bust support and tummy control.  Otherwise, take a clue from your fashion forebears and free yourself.

* By all means seek out beautiful workmanship.  True, the standard 1920s silhouette didn't flatter every  woman's shape but it was an era known for incredible detailing on clothing like intricate smocking and hand embroidery, lace insets, pleats, draping, etc.



It's hard not to be inspired by such great fashion eras. The third image is my absolute favourite. xx/Madison

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I LOVE the second inspired-by look - so very Daisy! :)

S said...

Great great inspirations!
I loved the great gatsby movie, costumes are just wonderful!!!


Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Love the fashion, still need to see the movie!

always, koru kate

Blond Duck said...

I love the long slim gowns!

Valerie Price said...

Beautiful inspirations! I love this fashion era...so elegant!

Constance said...

I love that "Great Gatsby style". Great post, so inspirational!


Natasha Gregson said...

Love this post :) I love vintage fashions and to be honest I've always loved the 20's style for a wedding! The first pic is my fave.



Natalia said...

Beautiful dresses :) x

Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony said...

Love these shots, especially the 1st and 5th. Though I haven't heard the best reviews, I still really want to see the new movie!

Ashley said...

Love to see the movie

honey my heart said...

definitely like all the gatsby era fashion.

retail florist Orange county ca said...

Looks like a 1920s fashion, definitely beautiful.