Bridal trend: Deco style for day-to-evening glamour

Bridal trend: Deco style for day-to-evening glamour
Cymbeline included glamorous Deco style gowns in its new-season collection

Deco is having a revival in bridal collections for 2019, with jewelled elements and sleek and form-fitting lines

Images Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
& London Bridal Week

Deco is having a revival in 2019 bridal collections, with slim silhouettes, jewelled textures and intricate details, including hand-beading fringes and feathers. Some collections have taken it one step further, including gowns that have a distinctly Flapper-like decadence. The Deco look is always glamorous, and easy to include in accessories such as shoes and bags if you prefer a more timeless look. Or opt for one of our picks with a more streamlined profile. However you choose to include Deco elements, this is definitely a hot ticket for day-to-evening bridal glamour.

1. Matilde Cano – Flapper fringes

Matilde Cano’s short fringed gown was pure flapper

Cordoba designer Matilde Cano showed a bold flapper-style short number at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week. With gold bodice and fringed skirt, it’s perfect for shaking a tail feather at the after party.

2. Cymbeline – Pink trim

Cymbeline’s glittering evening gown is accented with bold pink

French design house Cymbeline showed this evening-style gown, tapping into both the Deco trend and 2019’s love affair with bold pink accents on wedding dresses and accessories. The cut of this gown is simple, but the dramatic pattern makes it a great choice for brides who want a pop of glamorous colour.

3. Eliza Jane Howell – Feather fantasy

Eliza Jane Howell showed a shimmering feather-trimmed gown and coat

Eliza Jane Howell is a British designer known for her Deco-style gowns, all of which have wonderful beading and hand embellishment, and this season she is in her element. We particularly loved this gown, shown at London Bridal Week, for its dressing of lavish feathers. The gorgeous full-length evening coat worn that featured with the gown is pure Hollywood. 

4. Carlo Pignatelli – Fringe tiers

Carlo Pignatelli’s lightweight gown has jewel textures and soft fringing

Italian designer Carlo Pignatelli, showing at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, included this lightweight pure white gown. Featuring jewel textures and fringing, it has a distinctively Deco profile – especially when worn with a feather headdress.


5. Alan Hannah – Gilded elegance

Alan Hannah’s sleek split-front gown has a Deco element in its pattern

Perfect for the destination bride, this streamlined gown from Alan Hannah’s 2019 Love Supreme collection feels ultra contemporary with its split front and sharp cut. We love the subtle sheen and soft Deco-style pattern of the fabric.


6. Anny Lin – Flowing fishtail

Anny Lin’s elegant beaded gown was worn with a transparent cape

With more than a touch of Deco drama, Anny Lin’s flowing gown with soft fishtail effect, narrow straps and leaf-pattern lace was matched to a tulle cape dotted with pearl beadwork.

7. Demetrios – Golden glamour

Demetrios showed a gold-embellished gown with classic glamour

Another high-glamour gown with a lovely cape effect overlay, this Demetrios design, which featured on the runway at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, has dramatic gold embellishment and a curvaceous cut to the skirt.


8. Ellis Bridals – Floral finery

This Ellis Bridals design features scattered floral details from neckline to below the waist

With a sleek and flowing 1920s-style eveningwear cut, this wedding dress by Ellis Bridals has an illusion panel neckline with scattered flower embellishment from shoulder to below the waist.

9. Catriona Garforth – Refined beading

Edinburgh designer Catriona Garforth showed this subtle embellished gown

Edinburgh designer Catriona Garforth showcased this sophisticated beaded and flower-embellished design with on-trend long sleeves and flowing skirt – a very refined take but still showing a Deco influence in the intricate beadwork.


10. Cymbeline – White magic

Cymbeline’s gown has white beading and fringe effect

With a wide and flattering neckline and slimline shape, Cymbeline’s blush-toned gown features intricate white beading, with soft cap sleeves featuring a scalloped edge. This is also picked up at the hem of the dress.

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