Vintage Wedding Dress Designs

Vintage Wedding Dress Designs

The best wedding dress designs will always be unique. A bride walking through the forest, barefoot, with her head spread with a crown of roses, must have just the right dress details. As the bohemian-chic and vintage bride becomes more popular, the styles expand. For the barefoot bride, for the lady in lavender, for the romantic in us all. The angel, we believe, is in the details.

Embroidery: An intricately embroidered wedding dress was ideal in the Victorian and Edwardian age. Wedding dress designs since have shied away from this antique design. We, however, have found it again. Vintage couture blended this lovely alternative amethyst with an iconic embroidery. Clean and high at the neck. Made with Victorian and Edwardian elements without the cumbersome corset. Look for seamless embroidery to get this look for yourself.

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Bohemian Wedding Dresses

Bohemian Wedding Dresses

The sun peeks through a flower trellis as the bride and groom turn to face each other. As the sun gives its last rays of light, they say “I do.” The bride has always been no-nonsense and easygoing. Her dress is a perfect extension of her – sweetly feminine yet casual and fun-loving. Bohemian wedding dresses have become the newest fad in the wedding world and we certainly know why. No fuss, no heavy skirts, but packed with lovely antique lace and embroidery. Topped with a wreath of fresh flowers or a beaded headband, the bohemian bride is the ultimate vintage antique example. If you’re searching for bohemian wedding dresses, look for these styles to make the theme truly original.

Bohemian Wedding Dresses

Bohemian Wedding Dresses

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Vintage Lace Wedding Dresses Defined

Vintage Lace Wedding Dresses Defined

Something truly magnificent happens with vintage lace wedding dresses. A bride in a soft, creamy lace gown will be unique and classic. Delicate designs allow a soft peek of skin beneath the dress will give every bride that romantic and inspired look. If you’re searching for a vintage lace wedding dress, we give you a few examples of the fine and fancy styles blended with modern fit. For those brides who want the world: both modernity and vintage flair, we give you our tips.

A Formal Affair: For a regal and high-style wedding event, look for delicate Edwardian elements. A high neck and sleeves with heavy embroidery is a splendid example of the refined and formal bride. A dress such as the Inga Nataya Sultry Elizabeth is a blend of these elements. The high neck clasps at the collar and leaves a sheer effect, not too seductive, around the shoulders and sleeves. Like the royal princess Catherine, this dress has the proper form and fit for fantastic vintage lace wedding dresses.

A Formal Affair

A Formal Affair

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Best Destination Weddings for the Vintage Bride

Best Destination Weddings for the Vintage Bride

With the crashing of waves in the background, the bride and groom, together with their closest families, celebrate their union. The scent of cold saltwater sprays through the air. The ribbons on the wedding trellis flutter like flags. The bride is wearing a colonial-inspired vintage lace which sends visions of Wuthering Heights. There is nothing more romantic than a destination wedding. The location, bathed in its own essence and appeal, is unabashedly true to the romantic nature of the bride and groom. Whether a hot beach is calling or a cool melancholy cliff, our vintage couture bridal gowns are an ideal fit for the unconventional and ever-romantic destination wedding. Here are some of the best destination weddings for this year and a splendid Inga Nataya dress to match.

Hawaiian Tropics: If you haven’t been to Hawaii, your wedding would be the perfect opportunity. Bathed in the blue of the ocean, walking along the white sand beaches, and enjoying the local culture has never been so blissful. One of the most popular vacation spots, it also tops the list of best destination weddings. For a comfortable and beach-blown bride, the Venetian White will more than suffice. Complete with three different blends of embroidery and topped with off-shoulder sleeves, this dress would fit the mold for that barefoot bride.

Best Destination Weddings for the Vintage Bride

Best Destination Weddings for the Vintage Bride

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The best accessories for the Raphaela dress

After a short break, we are happy to be back and ready to offer some advice on what to wear with certain dresses from the Inga Nataya Couture collection.

We’ve featured this dress in previous postings as the couture dress for the boho-inspired bride. With a nearly seamless appearance, this gorgeous gown exudes the freedom that you long for. The signature sleeves pay homage to the first bohemians, known as the Raphaelites. The Raphaela is for you, boho gal!

The best accessories for the Raphaela dress

The best accessories for the Raphaela dress

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The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

Most of the clothing that you’ll find at brideinvintage.com is specifically designed with the ability to be adjusted to each and every body type, skin tone and backdrop of scenery. Our years of experience have taught us that all women, no matter how perfect their body, want to accentuate the good points and cover any perceived flaws. What we love most about so many of the couture dresses by Inga Nataya is how well they flatter various figures.

Today, we want to describe which dresses are best suited for each body type. So, discern your figure, and let’s go shopping!

Color palette plays a huge role in shaping a silhouette. Nude and pastel colors are flattering for long or semi-long trained dresses to make you appear taller and slimmer. The Morning Gown is a perfect example of this and is a great alternative to traditional mermaid wedding gowns.

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

For ladies with a pear-shaped body, we recommend the Morning Fairy Gown in lilac. Superb if you plan to wear high heels, pair this gown with a veil to complete the look of elegance. This dress accentuates your waist to draw attention to your hourglass shape. Ladies who are not pear-shaped can give the illusion of an hourglass waistline with this lovely gown.

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

Plus-sized ladies can slim their figure with the two vertical seams of the Sultry Elizabeth Dress in lavender. Vertical embroidery is the tailor’s trick to flatter your body.

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

For our ladies who boasts wide hips and booty, your search ends at the Venetian Cream Dress. This feminine gown is good for your body as well as your wallet as it is the most affordable of all the couture dresses presented in this collection.

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

Our dear brides-to-be, we hope our recommendations are helpful, and we know that you will enjoy the experience of wearing the Inga Nataya Couture line.

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Many dresses in the Inga Nataya couture collection are considered to be vintage-inspired styles. Our couture brides adore the antique look and feel of Nataya’s trendy bridal wear. But today, we want to focus on the signature embroidery of the wedding dresses that make the Inga Nataya Couture dresses truly couture!

First of all, we present a wedding dress that is covered with the whimsical yet sophisticated style of French Victorian embroidery. This unique embroidery was taken from the Victorian era and French trend that was used in scalloping elements of wedding dresses in France between the 1880s and 1900s.  Our Sultry Elizabeth Dress is shown in two colors, traditional white and pastel lavender.

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

The embroidery on the white dress is white in order to complement the main color of the gown. The same thing goes for the lavender dress as well. The purpose of the embroidery is to enhance, not detract, from the beauty of the dress.

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Here is another eye-catching, embroidered dress called the River Fairy. You can select this gown in classy white or trendy and alternative lilac. Unlike the previous model, the upper part of the dress is mostly covered with embroidery. Flutter sleeves enhance your feminine shape while the embroidery accentuates your bust line. This works well for those wishing to conceal larger hips.

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

The Morning Gown, which comes in white as well as beige, has two differing embroidery patterns. The beige variation boasts rather large embroidery to really turn heads. The white dress is a bit more subtle and really quite classy. Center stitches of gorgeous embroidery give the dress a rectangular appeal for a flattering effect.

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Dear brides-to-be, select an embroidery pattern that meets your figure-flattering needs. This concise tutorial will help you choose the wedding dress of your dreams!

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Today’s hot topic is regarding bare versus versus covered shoulders for couture wedding dresses. Both are beautiful and are really a matter of personal taste and preference. However, there are some general guidelines to follow when choosing your style. We’ll explore both options in our post.

The Dahlia White and Dahlia Peach both have open shoulders. Another gorgeous option for an open-shouldered gown is either the Venetian White or the Venetian Cream. Our boho-inspired Raphaela gowns in cream and white also possess the elegant element of revealed shoulders.

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

In addition to these lovely gowns, the River Fairy Dress in either lilac or white as well as the Sultry Elizabeth in white and lavender look stunning with covered shoulders. Oh, and don’t forget about the Morning Gown in ivory or beige.

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

With so many gorgeous gowns to choose from, how do you know which one is right for your big day?

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Age

First of all, your age as the bride plays an important role in choosing the shoulder trend for your wedding dress. For instance, ladies who want to draw attention away from skin flaws, such as sunspots, may prefer to cover their shoulders. Fair-skinned ladies planning an outdoor wedding should probably opt for covered shoulders as well. If you want to showcase your toned shoulders, by all means, show some skin!

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Time of the Ceremony

Proper etiquette states that open shoulder dresses are great for evening and nighttime wedding ceremonies, whereas daytime ceremonies call for covered shoulders. Beyond etiquette, it is important to consider climate factors such as cold air or sunlight when determining your shoulder style.

Background and Scenery

Open shoulder dresses are always ideal for beach ceremonies, but don’t forget your sunscreen! Covered shoulders look absolutely splendid in a woody, forested area as well as a flowery meadow or garden.

To Dance or Not to Dance

Hosting a dance at your reception can help you in your shoulder baring decision. If you love dances that require a lot of upper body movements, bare shoulders are your best bet.

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

However, for slow and romantic dances or if you don’t plan to spend much time on the dance floor, covered shoulders are an excellent choice.

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Hairdo

Most updos look fantastic with bare shoulders. Wavy, flowing tresses fall gracefully over bare shoulders as well. Braids and Gibson Girl updos or other styles where most of your hair is gathered in the center of your head look amazing with covered shoulders.

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

We hope this advice will help you choose which bridal dress is right for you. To sleeve or not to sleeve, that is the question!

Stay stylish, ladies!

What bridal accessories to choose for Dahlia Dress

Hello, dear lovers of Inga Nataya Couture dresses. Today we’d like to focus on the best wedding accessories to match with particular dresses of this collection. Since this stunning collection consists of 10 dresses, and there are so many ways to accessorize, we’ve split this post into two parts. Happy reading!

Part one is all about the prized jewels of the Inga Nataya Couture Bridal collection, the Dahlia Dresses.

We begin with the Dahlia in white. We’ve featured this dress in so many postings, describing every trend at which you could wear this gorgeous gown. Now, on to accessories!

What bridal accessories to choose for Dahlia Dress

What bridal accessories to choose for Dahlia Dress

This dress simply begs to be paired with sexy shoes, such as those with a beaded appliqué or something airy like those worn by Victoria’s Secret models.

Look for:

  • Shoes with laces and brooches
  • Beaded shoes
  • Lace shoes with silk flowers

However, you need to pair your shoes with the right headpiece in order to complete the look. Thus, if you have airy flowers on the toes of your shoes, choose orchids or other light flowers for your wedding updo. If you choose booties with laces, you might want to use delicate wedding combs in your hair. Beaded wedding shoes or those with Swarovski clips should be paired with a headpiece dazzled with Swarovski crystals.

If you opt for the peach Dahlia Dress, find peach-colored, lace shoes with flowers, matte velvet style shoes with feathery shoe clips, or satin shoes in a matching shade of peach. The best colors to match with a peach dress are grey, silver, dark peach, orange, or terracotta.

What bridal accessories to choose for Dahlia Dress

What bridal accessories to choose for Dahlia Dress

Top off the look with a bowler hat in peach, silver, or grey, and add an apricot or peach scarf. What about a veil or vivid flowers in peach, silver or red palette colors? Experiment with orange, terracotta, ash and apricot. Unite the Dahlia dress with a headpiece and shoes that have corresponding color themes.

We stand by our claim that this type of dress may be worn as steampunk or romantic, depending on accessories. The choice is yours. Have fun with your accessories. We’d love to hear your ideas!

One last note, if you are big on wearing jewelry or will be carrying a clutch, be sure that all of your pieces are in the same trend and similar color palette. You can guarantee a gorgeous look by matching everything according to color and trend.

If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, please do not hesitate to consult with our stylist for some extra assistance. We’ve recently begun offering this service. And for you, our loyal customers, it’s free!

Happy Dahlia Wedding!

Focus on our veils

Though the collection of accessories on brideinvintage.com is small, it has quite a bit to offer for couture apparel.

First of all, this trio of couture veils, including the Maria Veil, the Antoinette Veil and the Stella Veil, truly defines the couture collection. Inga Nataya Couture would never release the same veil for the same purposes, so each of these veils actually serve very different purposes.

The Antoinette veil represents the chapel style veils, and as such, it simply begs to be worn for chapel ceremonies. It also looks amazing at small chapels near the seashore or in the garden of your parents’ house.

Focus on our veils

Focus on our veils

We sincerely recommend these veils ladies who:

  • Have chosen the Dahlia White Dress their wedding gown
  • Love the deco style dresses
  • Would like to flatter their figure with a slimming effect
  • Are seeking a traditional appeal
  • Plan to wear a tiara or large hair combs to fasten their veil
  • Aspire to look like Lady Marian and come out truly Downton Abbey’esque
  • Plan to wear a dress with a long train, such as the Morning Gown by Inga Nataya

Up next comes the Stella Veil, which is the representative of fingertip style veils. This veil pairs well with ankle length dresses, including the River Fairy or Sultry Elizabeth. This particular type of veil was released to emphasize the style of the dress rather than the silhouette of the bride.

Focus on our veils

Focus on our veils

So, we recommend this veil to those who:

  • Would love to accentuate and conceal the hip line simultaneously
  • Reveal the bottom of the dress
  • Chose the River Fairy, Raphaela White, or Sultry Elizabeth as their wedding gown
  • Love chapel ceremonies but dislike the traditional long length
  • Prefer to stay veiled in order for the groom to remove the veil during the ceremony
  • Don’t like massive headpieces or plan to only use hair pins to secure their updo
  • Love vivid flowers in their hair

Last up is our Maria Veil. This style of veil is marked as the mantilla style veil. The name reveals that it is a mixture of the traditional chapel veil and Catholic Mantilla, making it an ideal choice for Catholic cathedral weddings. It is also an excellent choice for beach weddings on a windy day, as longer veils may get damaged under windy conditions.

Focus on our veils

Focus on our veils

This veil is perfect for:

  • Traditional Catholic chapel ceremonies
  • Beach weddings or those held in windy places
  • Ladies who prefer to fasten the veil using jeweled pins
  • The Raphaela White or Venetian White dresses
  • Anyone who dreams of looking like a 1920s style bride but doesn’t want to wear a birdcage veil

Hopefully this breakdown has helped you to find the perfect veil for your couture wedding!