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Trend Watch: Gatsby Meets Thoroughly Modern Minimalism

Jun 16, 2017 11:26AM ● By Cate Reynolds
Art deco beading, languidly slim silhouettes, fabrics fit for a Hollywood siren- we can’t seem to quit the roaring 20’s. However, to keep from dating yourself by the trend, take elements of vintage inspiration and give them a 21st century rebirth. Avoiding a direct musing from the era keeps your look from feeling too much like a costume as well.

Here’s where modern minimalism comes into the picture. Already inspired by the modern art of that same age, today’s minimalist designs are keeping weddings clean, crisp, and downright unfussy. Combining the liberating feel of a body skimming, heavily embellished “Gatsby bride” vintage gown with the austerity of modern contemporary design keeps you on trend while also remaining stylistically relevant as a bride in the new millennium.

Don’t forget your accessories, the groom, and wedding party, too. An art deco inspired headpiece for you, long and draping pendant necklaces for all of the ladies, bohemian bridesmaid gowns to stand beside you, and a classic notch lapel tuxedo, black bowtie, and wingtips for your man can subtly raise a glass to vintage style without giving your inspiration completely away.

Photos courtesy of Emily Chastain Photography. Check out our Vintage Inspiration pin board on Pinterest at