Sometimes all a bride really wants is to celebrate her family’s past and celebrate her love for elements of old-age. She wants pretty, flirty and feminine. And she wants everyone to understand that vintage is very much an artistic means. If you’re inspired by Audrey Hepburn, French lace or cameos hanging from the nape of your neck … then you just might be a Vintage Bride.
Choosing the right look to fit your theme is one of the hardest tasks in planning for a wedding. Some may have the dress before the idea … and some may have an idea before the dress. Either way if you’re dreaming of Old Hollywood or Victorian princesses … and you’ve begun planning reception décor with those means in mind you’re definitely a Vintage Bride and you’re going to need the perfect Vintage look.
Starting with the dress of course! We’ll take a look of some vintage brides’ favorite decades … starting in the 20’s working our way to the 80’s.
1920’s inspired gown from The Vintage Wedding Dress Company
The 20’s women ran a bit rampant with their new and invigorating liberal behaviors. Reminiscent of the flapper-era this gown oozes grace with just enough sex appeal to keep your husband-to-be wowed and pay homage to those beautiful, rogue women of the 20’s. And let’s not forget the hemline detail, which is exceptionally stunning and very much bridal.
1940’s inspired gown from The House of Moohski
The 40’s breathed new life into the Victorian styles. Laces, satin buttons lining the back, sleeves and flutter all came back into style. The sophistication and conservatism was in full swing, but you still saw every ounce of womanly beauty on a bride’s wedding day. Take this beautiful piece for example; its fluttered sleeves show a signature style of 1940’s bridal style.
1950’s inspired gown from Jenny Packham
Delicacy and innocence marked the 50’s. Clean lines and pretty, girly details were signature trends in women’s fashion from poodle skirts to ruffled socks. So if your inspired by the this decade, a gown like this could be the perfect number to wear on the day of your wedding. The length and bit of “poof” reign in the lines of the 50’s but the fabric and flow still say 21st century bride.
1960’s inspired gown from Pronovias
Does mod ring a bell? Chicness and sharpness are the trends that clouded the 60’s. And let’s not forget Audrey Hepburn. Just like this dress, with its sleek bodice and underlying sexiness, the 1960’s revitalized a woman’s confidence.
1970’s inspired gown from Ivy and Aster
The 70’s were all about the boho babes. Relaxation and flow, laid-back and natural was the typical tune. The easiness of this gown is perfect if you want that 1970’s appeal. The length, the loose fit and the organic detail all fit the bill for bohemian flair.
1980’s inspired gown from Vera Wang
The 80’s might hold a wild reputation for having some of the most not-so-flattering and “out there” fashion but in my opinion, it was all about guts. And if you love to think outside the box then dress outside the bridal box as well. Choose a vibrant colour or shoulder pads to pay homage to the 1980’s (without the teased hair of course). Take, for example, this beautiful mint-coloured gown … it’s beautiful and different for the 80’s loving bride.