The Shopping Guide of 1920s Wedding Dress in The Great Gatsby

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The 1920’s era is unparalleled by the sheer magnitude of cultural change, beginning in many ways with the spread of women’s suffrage in the immediate post war years.

As the old order of class society crumbled, there was a massive liberation in the creative arts around the developed world.

Due to the movie, The Great Gatsby, we got a glimpse of 1920s’ fashion and were stunned by its beauty of the bias cut. So here It is!

Spurred by a rebellion against corsets and full skirts from designers such as Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, and Jean Patou, waistlines dropped, busts flattened, and hemlines rose to shocking new heights for a look that came to define modern femininity and sex appeal.

This shopping guide will introduce you some classic dresses according to the trend of different style and years.

In the beginning of 1920s

Still under the influence of 1900s’ fashion, in the early part of the decade, change was slow, as many were reluctant to adopt new styles. The most distinguishing feature are Spaghetti Straps, normal waistline.

Here are some shopping guide:

In the middle of 1920s

By 1926, most spring and summer dresses were sleeveless or cap sleeved scoop-neck lightweight dresses with a lowered waist or no waistline at all.

In the end of 1920s

By the end of the Twenties, Elsa Schiaparelli stepped onto the stage to represent a younger generation. She combined the idea of classic design from the Greeks and Romans (think "tunic") with the modern imperative for freedom of movement. Schiaparelli wrote that the ancient Greeks "gave to their goddesses . . . the serenity of perfection and the fabulous appearance of freedom." Her own interpretation produced gowns of elegant simplicity. Departing from the chemise, her clothes returned to an awareness of the body beneath the gown. You may refer to our "15 Most Breathtaking Goddess Wedding Dresses" for more goddess dresses.