Choosing a Vintage Style Wedding Dress for Your Special Day
People have always had a fascination for all things vintage, whether it’s because of nostalgia, their interest in a different period, or because of how it evokes whimsical feelings with its uniqueness. When donning vintage style wedding gowns, brides-to-be bring along a retro flair when they walk down the aisle.
If you aren’t lucky enough to have been passed down a wedding gown to you by your grandmother or other relative don’t worry, we have some tips and tricks to help you get the right look.
Colour & Shape
Hues of off-white, ivory, champagne and light gold will give the illusion of an older dress rather than crisp and shiny white. As for silhouette classic ball gowns, elegant A-lines or sheath gowns would be most fitting for a vintage look.. Necklines such as a flattering V-neck or sweetheart are more classic, but scoop necks and straight necks will work well too.
We love the Mariska ball gown for its ivory/nude shade. Style number 8187.
To get that vintage look you should choose classic wedding dress materials such as lace, satin and silk.
Historically wedding gowns always had sleeves, strapless and spaghetti strapped gowns are more of a recent fashion.
If you prefer a strapless gown, how about adding some sleeves like this beautiful example of the Lyanna gown, style 1712.
Styles of the era’s
Musidora, our highly detailed beaded gown wouldn’t be out of place in Downton Abbey! Teamed with these beautiful bridesmaids gowns we think this would work a treat!
Petal, our romantic flowing blouson sleeve gown reminds us of the chic 60s and 70s. It is highly detailed with lace appliques and a scalloped hemline.
Libby is another gown that has a bit of a 60s hippie vibe. It is easy to wear, flowing and scattered with flowers and beads.
Kendall, style 8221, has the most fabulous flared sleeves in a nod to the 1970s.
Royal inspired classics
Style number 1721, Persephone, has a fantasically dramatic neckline and sleeves which reminds us of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown.
The satin skirt of our stunning Reina gown, stye 2082 reminds us of the wedding dress worn by Queen Elizabeth II.
Or how about a straight neckline reminiscent of Megan Markle’s classic gown? Take a look at Kassandra, style number 5603.