Inspiring Looks from Five Fabulous Eras

For a bit of Friday fun, let’s take a look at Wedding dresses through the eras- spot the trends recurring and maybe even get some inspiration for your own big day.

Dresses inspired by the 20s are exceptionally decadent- boasting intricate beading, demure drop waists, fabulous feathers and embellishments to the max- they are the epitome of high class!

Jenny Packham‘s work is a great example of this. Marcel Waves, red lips and a dreamy Art Deco hair clip finish off any retro look perfectly.


I love dresses from the 1950s. They flatter any shape with their clinched-in waists and luxurious layers of tulle- great for showing off a great set of pins!

Peep toes, a birdcage veil or a cute clutch bag would complete a 50s-inspired look. Red nails are a must, too.


I have such admiration for any bride that can pull off the boho vibe. Long flowing locks, billowing sleeves and flowers in your hair- the perfect look for a relaxed festival-style wedding.

You can’t be a true boho bride without having a flower or jewelled crown and a bundle of Gypsophila. I adore the simplicity of this look.


The strapless gown seemed to gain popularity in the ’00s and is still going strong now, though most Brides have leant towards lace over the last few years. Simple and classic- it always wins out.

I do love tiaras but there was a slight dip in popularity with Brides favouring a side headband until Kate Middleton wore one so perfectly in 2011 (how can we forget!).  Now more Brides are opting for the full-on princess sparkle look!


The royal wedding made a big impact on gowns and we saw a surge in laces, sleeves and fuller skirts.  The perfect royal accessory, aside from crown jewels and pearls, would have to be a cathedral-length veil. The Juliet cape tops off the regal look in style.

Jessica at Gosfield Hall

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