Five Iconic Wedding Dress Designs

Five Iconic Wedding Dress Designs

An iconic vintage style has no compare. Whether you want to channel the elegant Victorian or a lovely tea-length fifties gown, there’s a Marilyn Monroe in us all. The love of vintage brings us to some of our favorite wedding dress designs. Romantic, defined, and deliciously vintage!

Embroidered Venetian: A Venetian wedding would be glorious to behold. Whether you love the era or you love the city, a style like this is both comfortable and sweet with a regal lace and embroidery. Unparalleled in our bridal gown search, these wedding dress designs are formal enough for any wedding but add comfort to a bohemian bride’s attire.

Five Iconic Wedding Dress Designs

Five Iconic Wedding Dress Designs

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Sleeved Wedding Gowns with a Vintage Flair

Sleeved Wedding Gowns with a Vintage Flair

There is something incredible about sleeves on a wedding dress. In a world of sleeveless modern dresses, many of us gravitate toward the sleeved wedding gowns that include glorious vintage flair and delicate designs. You can have sheer sleeves, with an added seductive allure or choose a dress with lace or embroidered sleeves to your wrists, encompassing the true vintage style. A wedding dress with sleeves means coverage, detail and a unique spin on the age-old wedding. In love with the romantic and the whimsical, here are just a few different kinds of sleeves you can choose for that big and beautiful day.

Long and Sheer: With this style, a sweet and quietly suggesting sleeved wedding gown is lengthened to the wrist with sheer chiffon. With this type of sleeves, your upper arms are suddenly seductive with a translucent peekaboo effect. The Nataya Inga Siren, whether you choose the depth of beige or the crisp white, elongates the arms and still allows for an effortlessly delicious allure. Coupled with a soft sheath and delicate embroidery, this lovely vintage dress is a dream for every type of bride.

Sleeved Wedding Gowns with a Vintage Flair

Sleeved Wedding Gowns with a Vintage Flair

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Top Vintage Heels for a Vintage Wedding

Once the decision is made to go vintage, you won’t turn back. Inga Nataya designs are effortlessly romantic and full of grace and poise. Slipping into one of our signature inspired gowns for your wedding will turn you from traditional bride to sensational bride. Let’s not, however, forget the shoes. A glorious vintage couture wedding gown, in all its decadent excellence, deserves the right kind of vintage heels. Here are a few tailored examples of combining vintage heels with a few of our free-spirited Inga Nataya originals.
As so many brides move from the traditional to a vintage event and the dress and the shoes only get better. Take the Venetian White by Inga Nataya. Drenched in the most delicate of lace and embroidery and flowing to an easy tea length, this lovely gown is both low-maintenance and intricate. To combine the perfect shoe, consider the dress. We pick the simple stunning “Honey” wedges. Handpainted white satin meets a delicate floral design with scattered rhinestones and a diamond brooch at the toe. These Edwardian-inspired vintage heels would be an ideal fit, bride-to-dress with the Venetian White.

Top Vintage Heels for a Vintage Wedding

Top Vintage Heels for a Vintage Wedding

Top Vintage Heels for a Vintage Wedding

Top Vintage Heels for a Vintage Wedding

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Orchid-inspired Wedding Dresses

Orchid-inspired Wedding Dresses

The lightest of hues can change a mood with just a glance. Dressing head-to-toe in a romantic, glamorous pastel shade has never been so effortless. Sheer, flowing overlay and romantic embroidery ensures the bride is as fresh as a fairy. For any bride, the dress becomes a chance to explore, to make a statement, to be spontaneous and exciting. Lilac has an uncanny way of being feminine without an overstatement. It’s perfect for a second wedding, an elopement or an off-the-beaten path bride. With Pantone’s 2014 color of the year named “Radiant Orchid,” there has never been a better time to wear this light and lovely shade of an absolute favorite. Here’s what Inga Nataya Couture has designed with orchid-inspired wedding dresses in mind.
The brightest of our orchid-inspired wedding dresses, the River Fairy in Lilac has a dreamy, romantic feel. This chiffon shell is garnished with delicate layers of rouching. An Elizabethan-inspired design is embroidered for an additional vintage feel. Scattered with pearls and embroidery along the neckline, this dramatic, river-shimmer masterpiece is a splendid fit for your unique wedding.

Orchid-inspired Wedding Dresses

Orchid-inspired Wedding Dresses

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The newly arrived dress. The Siren

The newly arrived Siren Dress is a unique and special style by Inga Nataya. This style is superb for all of you Downton Abbey inspired ladies. This new style by Inga Nataya Bridal Couture conjures up images of Lady Edith’s wedding dress except that it is not made of silk. The silhouette and style of the Siren dress are inspired by the 1910s to 1920’s classics of post-World War 1 British and American aristocracy. But unlike the aristocracy, any lady can afford this wedding dress for the biggest day of her life!

The newly arrived dress. The Siren

The newly arrived dress. The Siren

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Our Grannies’ style: Ophelia Dress

Dear lovers of vintage-inspired fashions, we’re so excited to share more of our newest arrivals in the Inga Nataya Couture Collection. Today, the spotlight is on a lovely dress by Inga Nataya for ladies over 40 who are searching for an alternative wedding dress in the 1910s to 1920s style.

Look back at old photos of your grandmothers, and you’ll mostly certainly come across the inspiration for this dress. Both American and British aristocracy wore this signature design, and now, this style has been reborn with added details and signature colors by Inga Nataya. These beautiful dresses (we have two variations of the same design) will go perfectly for older brides as well as vintage couture lovers.

Our Grannies’ style: Ophelia Dress

Our Grannies’ style: Ophelia 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!

The best accessories that go best with the bestseller at brideinvintage.com

Dear lovers of Nataya Couture dresses, today we have a glimpse at two of our other gems, the Venetian Dresses.

These dresses were launched in two colors, cream and white. So, you must choose your accessories very wisely, especially when it comes to the white dress! But go ahead and take a deep breath because the Venetian ornamentation is already so decorative. Half the job has been done for you already!

Remember that just like too many cooks spoil the broth, over-accessorizing will detract from the beauty of the ornaments, which are really the whole point of these lovely gowns.

Starting with the white dress, our style experts agree that white accessories are best. Choose beaded or lace shoes as well as satin heels for an elegant look. For another bolder option, consider pairing this dress with dark-colored shoes, such as blue or scarlet red.

The best hair accessory for your hair is the halo made with Swarovski stones. If you use a fascinator, be sure that it matches your shoes. How about a flower fascinator in blue or peacock fascinator in red?

Unlike the white variation, the Venetian Cream model can go with virtually every accessory of any style or color. We love beige for its versatility!

The best accessories that go best with the bestseller at brideinvintage.com

The best accessories that go best with the bestseller at brideinvintage.com

Colors including orange, violet, terracotta, beige, cream, nude, or turquoise match perfectly. Peacock fascinators with vivid or silky flowers will be absolutely breathtaking!

As for shoes, pair them by color as you would with the white variation of this dress. And for celebrity appeal, go for shoes in other color palettes.

Overall, you won’t need any additional accessories, such as shawls, shrugs, or stoles. Well, we could be wrong if you find a luxurious, cream-colored stole. The Venetian Cream will come out truly Gatsby in this case. The Venetian White can only be adorned with a snow-white stole.

The best accessories that go best with the bestseller at brideinvintage.com

The best accessories that go best with the bestseller at brideinvintage.com

If you wear a massive, Gatsby style cuff bracelet, you should avoid wearing large, art deco inspired necklaces. Remember, you want to show off the gorgeous  ornamentation.

And, yes, winter fairy brides, please avoid wearing capes with this dress, as you will hide its beauty. Rather, use this dress for summer, spring, or fall wedding occasions as well as indoor winter weddings. The dress is made to emphasize your natural beauty.

We hope you’ve found our stylist’s advice to be quite helpful. We’re sure you will find the right couture dress for the biggest day of your life!