What makes bridal accessories Art Deco in style?

Deco Design Bridal Accessories

Why are certain bridal accessories Art Deco in style?

The bridal industry is constantly raving about Art Deco inspired hair pieces and wedding shoes…but what do Deco Bridal Accessories all have in common? What makes an accessory Art Deco in style? If you are planning to create an on-trend look with this particular styling as inspiration – here are some of the things you need to look for.

Bridal jewellery or headpieces which are described as Deco will always incorporate certain motifs. Geometric shapes, symmetrical patterns and lavish design feature heavily in artwork from this period. Popular shapes for bridal combs attempting to re-create the feel of the 1920s are circles, fan shapes and feathers. The fan shape is perfect for combs which adorn the back of the head and for bridal sashes where a symmetrical design adds to the statement factor of the piece! The luxury and exuberance of the Twenties era gave rise to some amazing fashion trends including flamboyant feather boas and feather plumes featuring on hats, headpieces and even on women’s dresses. The jewellery was created with a mixture of pearls, crystals and metals to create a glamorous feel hence the opulent beading, pearls and crystal embellishments on Deco style wedding belts and wedding hair accessories.

Not only did the Deco era enkindle a love for all materials lavish…fashion embodied the necessary decoration of every area of a woman’s ensemble. From elaborate headpieces and forehead decoration to opulent jewels including earrings, large opera style draping necklaces and even hand ornaments which enhanced every part of an outfit from head to toe. Feathers were a focus not only used as a material to trim accessories but also as a strong motif – especially peacocks and peacock feathers which represented a royal, noble level of riches and symbolized the renewal and exuberance often associated with this period in history.

Choosing a Deco style bridal accessory needs to be based on careful research, a strong idea of the final look you want to create; the various pieces you choose will be determined by whether or not you have chosen elements of or a very strong vintage theme for your wedding day.

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June 9, 2014 in Bridal Hair Accessories, Bridal Jewellery, Wedding Shoes
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