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 Aubrey Hepburn, French lace or cameos hanging from the nape of your neck … then you just might be a Vintage Bride.
So you’ve got the perfect vintage dress and accessories and now you need to figure out what’s going to happen with your hair and makeup. Do you wear white liner? Pin curls? Do you wear a sleek bun? What about coral lips? Once you’ve pinpointed what era you’re recreating, it’ll be an easier task completing your look from here on out.
Let’s take a look of some hair and makeup styles from our favourite decades using some of our favourite celebrities starting in the 20’s and working our way through to the 80’s.
1920’s inspired beauty from Kate Bosworth via bellasugar.com
The flapper women may have been running around with their wild antics, but they knew what they were doing in terms of beauty. Bold lips, eyes and a feather or two in their hair… 1920’s women knew what to do to stand out in a crowd. And as a bride, isn’t that exactly what you want? Choose a bold lip colour or super dramatic eye makeup. And if you’re feeling up to it, try the very chic finger-wave which can be done in an updo or with your hair full and down around your shoulders.
Although fashion was screaming Victorian, beauty was all about the pin-up. But combining those signature flutter sleeves with soft (but firm) pin curls and betty-boop makeup is sure to be sexy, classy and unmistakably beautiful.
1950’s inspired beauty from Emma Stone via bellasugar.com
Pin curls may have still been in style, along with the glamour of the pin-up girls, but the 1950’s was all about innocence and elegance. Try a sleek French twist or pretty pony-tail with some soft, peachy makeup to go with that tea-length sock-hop inspired dress.
1960’s inspired beauty from Zooey Deschanel via fushionmag.com
How irresistible is Zooey Deschanel decked out in mod fashion? The bangs and the fun cat eyes are an old-Hollywood glamour trademark and perfect for any Aubrey-style gown. Use sleek, clean lines in terms of hair and really have fun playing up your eyes with some black or charcoal eyeliner.
The 1970’s bohemian beauties were all about a natural, organic life. That included their go-to makeup and hair which was relaxed and free. Loose waves and minimal makeup make for definite 70’s flair. Try letting your own natural waves flow or use a small curling iron to create your own beach-y curls. Use some shimmer around your eyes for a nice glow, but keep it light and simple.
1980’s inspired beauty from Eva Longoria via beautylaunchpad.com
The 80’s may be known for too-teased hair but they are also known for their daredevil attitude. Braids and poof… metallic and pop. Basically, the rule was the louder and brighter… the better. Take some tips from Eva’s look by playing up the eyes and using a side-braid with voluminous, swept bangs. It’s definitely an outstanding look, which was what the 1980’s was all about. Maybe even add some purple or blue to those lids if you’re really feeling retro.