When we think of a vintage wedding, it is the 1920’s or 1950’s that come to mind. These were indeed the eras of fashionable extravaganza. The various designs that were popular during those decades had signature style, and it continues to inspire designers to this day. Wedding dresses that feature the characteristic style elements of these time periods are perfect for a classic wedding theme.
Let us explore the various factors that will allow you to recreate the magic of the vintage fashion eras through your wedding day look, and still look modern and attractive. These features are available in the most modern wedding dresses, and will be perfect for your vintage-style wedding.
Join us as we look at some fabulous designs from the latest collections that will transform you into a modern bride, with a classic twist.
Glamor and sparkle with embellishments and dropped waists
The Jazz age or the1920’s were an era of sparkle and shine. Dresses that were complete with extensive embellished works were very popular. This style is once again back in fashion, with many designers bringing out dresses with beading, metallic embroidery, embellishments with rhine stones and crystals.
Another fashionable choice that was very popular was the dropped waist design, that elongates the torso and makes the bride look slimmer and taller.
Pair it with finger-waves hair and an elaborate hairband, and you are set to rock the stage.
This beautiful wedding dress from the Sophia Tolli 2015 collection features a dropped waist design with an embellished neckline and straps. The mermaid inspired silhouette adds a modern twist to an otherwise classic pattern; it is perfect for a beach wedding.
Sheath silhouettes and lace gowns
During this era, women bid adieu to tight corsets, and ball gowns. Instead, they embraced their natural beauty by flaunting sheath silhouettes. Lace dresses were also a huge hit, and lace is the perfect choice for a truly vintage look.
This fantastic lace slip dress from the Madison Spring 2015 collection features a sheath silhouette that defines your natural curves. The lace adds a classic touch to the design.
Tea Length wedding dresses for the original 1950’s look
After the classic show of natural beauty in the 1920’s, the 1950’s heralded an era of casual, fun and retro looks. The wedding scene wasn’t spared from this effect. To rock this theme at your wedding, the bridal gown should ideally fall just below the knee.
Elbow length gloves, and fashionable accessories like stoles and wraps were huge hits. So, you can add these to your wedding outfit, to fit the theme.
This bridal dress from the Mori Lee 2013 spring collection is feminine and fun. It is a good choice for a vintage wedding theme. For a modern twist on the 1950’s look, brides can choose short dresses with a colorful underskirt to update their look. Consider adding a red underskirt to the one we just looked at, it would give you a subtle contemporary touch that is just right.
Visit our online gallery of wedding dresses to find more spectacular dresses that fit the vintage wedding theme. You can also find the accessories to go with your wedding dress at our website. So, drop by and enjoy what you see.