Vintage Wedding Dresses and Current Trends
People consider their wedding day to be one of the most auspicious occasions of their lives and, for the bride, the wedding dress is one of the most important elements of the day. It can take ages to find the correct dress and you may end up trawling from one designer to another, from one shop to another, before finding that perfect wedding gown.
Current trends have indicated a move back to more retro styling and vintage bridal gowns are fast becoming more popular. Vintage wedding dresses remind us of olden days and the design and cut of these just seem more romantic than many of the new designs. Purchasing a vintage wedding gown, however, does not have to entail an endless search through vintage shops! It is completely possible to have a wedding dress in a vintage style designed for you and made with attractive additions of modern trends to create an old style and romantic feel, but still incorporate a touch of the contemporary.
If you have your heart set on an authentic vintage bridal gown, it is important that you find a designer or wedding dress boutique that can assist you with finding your ideal dresses or at the very least someone who can help you to locate viable shops and options. Unless you know of shops or providers of vintage clothing in good condition, you may have some legwork ahead of you! You may have to spend ample time researching online and looking at shops in your area, and further afield to find something that not only fits you, but is also in great condition! If you do manage to locate such an item, it is always possible to have small imperfections fixed and adjustments made by a professional seamstress.
Usually it would be a better idea to find a designer that can design a custom made dress which is not necessarily a real vintage dress, but rather vintage inspired. This allows the designer more freedom in terms of a design that will flatter your body shape, and new methods of sewing, making of lace and seams can be applied to new fabrics to give them a vintage look and feel.
Vintage elements which are on trend:• Sleeves:
Vintage style dresses usually had sleeves – back in the day brides where a lot more conservative and todays plunging necklines and bare shoulders were unacceptable up until the fifties. Full length or shorter lace sleeves are the norm and can flatter your figure immensely, especially if your arms are not the favourite part of your body.• Long Veils:
Long veils have always been the epitome of romance, and most vintage gowns had them. A veil that cascades down your back and lightly drags behind you is the perfect complement to a vintage style dress, and it is very much on trend now!• Gatsby style:
Nothing screams “vintage” more than a great Gatsby style dress. The dropped waist and loose fit is suitable to just about any figure, and using a vintage style ivory lace is a great idea for wedding dresses.
If you have your heart set on choosing from a range of vintage wedding gowns, contact our team at Dream Dress Wedding Boutique. We have beautiful vintage style dresses in stock and can even have your dream dress custom made for you. Contact our consultants today!