Wednesday, March 4, 2015


We're still seeing 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 and some I have to admit are a tad overdone.   The point is, you want to form a complete look for yourself without piling the feather boa over too many layers of 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,Rachel Gardea worked magic with it

* Veils and hats tended to be worn across or low on the forehead as in the images 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.
All gowns and head wear by Amy-Jo Tatum
Top Photo by Jim Vetter Photography//Hair and Makeup by Rachel Gardea
Photo 2 by Bride Chic//Hair by Michelle Promyotin of Pins and Curls//
Photo 3 by Jim Vetter Photography//Hair and Makeup by Rachel Gardea
Photos 4 and 5 by Samantha Smith Photography
Photos 6 and 7 by Bride Chic
Photo 8 by Jim Vetter Photography
Photos 9-10 by Jim Vetter Photography//Hair and Makeup by Rachel Gardea
Photo 11 by Bride Chic
Photo12 by Jim Vetter Photography
Photos 13 and 14 by Bride Chic///Hair and Makeup by Rachel Gardea
Photo 15 by Samantha Smith Photography///Hair by Michelle Promyotin of Pins and Curls//

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Brianna said...