Wedding Lookbook: Vintage Gowns
A bride in supreme lace is a wonder to behold. Facing her aisle, she stands with conviction and pride. Sometimes her head is bare, as are her feet. Sometimes she’s jeweled in Victorian embroidery and decadent pearls. The vintage bride is an increasingly popular style and it comes with its own very unique design. This version of our wedding lookbook examines the vintage bride: gowns and veils made to fit an iconic era.
The Victorian age was one of the most delicately extravagant. When you picture this era, lace and embroidery, tea and proper etiquette, gentle strolls through the promenade should come to mind. High neck lace, long sleeves and delicate lace make the Victorian look at the top of our wedding lookbook.
A traditional veil cannot be compared. While many vintage brides are going bareheaded, we truly still love the look of a traditional veil. When looking for a vintage veil, try for length. The longer the veil, the more archaic the style will be. Decide whether you want a comb a clip or a full veil and picture how it will match with your dress. This Stella veil from Inga Nataya is an ideal example of a veil that isn’t too long but still offers the vintage style that deserves our wedding lookbook.
Too many brides go for the structured, corseted wedding dress. A woman should dress for a wedding with comfort and beauty in mind. If you want to have the wedding lookbook dress that makes waves across lines of guests, choose a dress with a drop waist or a defined cut that doesn’t have a corset. Whether white or ivory, beige or pink, a dress that is comfortable and classic will fill that wedding album with elegance.
Speaking of color, take some color to your wedding. No wedding lookbook would be complete without various hued wedding gowns. As the modern bride continues to express herself, this style of dress will become increasingly popular. With the 2014 Pantone color of the year being a light shade of purple (orchid, to be exact) we expect to see a multitude of colored bridal gowns pop up everywhere for the next few years.
Our most favorite trend is the overlay. Take a sheath dress in any color and blend it with a lacy vintage overlay and you have the perfect wedding lookbook dress. It’s amazing how much can be done with one color. Embroidered overlay and a delicate lace sleeve on a decidedly transparent chiffon is mysterious, sexy, and defined. The Morning Gown is on of our favorite in this style.
Your wedding should be you. It should have a dress and a veil and a theme that is yours. When you’re planning a wedding, the dress is the first thing you look for. Take it from our wedding lookbook. Choose something unique. Choose something comfortable. Choose something vintage. You will thank us later.