Wedding Lookbook: Vintage Gowns

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.

Wedding Lookbook: Vintage Gowns

Wedding Lookbook: Vintage Gowns

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Comfortable Second Wedding Dresses

Comfortable Second Wedding Dresses

The bride cascades down the stone steps of the garden. Her hand is delicately holding the folds of a light and airy lavender wedding dress unparalleled in beauty. The sun shines delicately on her bare head and she floats as if no one is there except her and the groom. On one hand, she looks stunning. On the other, she looks incredibly comfortable. Second weddings give opportunity to make the wedding truly yours. You don’t have to skimp on the frills, either. Many comfortable wedding dresses are full of femininity and romantic design without heavy trains, bustles, corsets and fluff. Look for these types of dresses for your second wedding. When you focus on vintage, it adds an extra bit of timeless tradition for that bride-to-be.

For a seamless sheath, pick a dress that comes with an additional overlay, such as this Morning Gown. Not only does it fit with comfortable second wedding dresses, it is incredibly classic in beauty. Sleeves create comfort and coverage while allowing a bit of seduction through the sheer embroidered fabric. The length is dramatic but no cumbersome. A woman in this dress would might wear flowers in her hair and walk down the aisle (or beach_ barefoot. But of course, you can decide the details.

Comfortable Second Wedding Dresses

Comfortable Second Wedding Dresses

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The Downton Abbey inspired veils

Not all of the Crawley sisters found their happiness at their weddings. Some of these pretty ladies were abandoned right at the altar, but the unique beauty of their 1920’s wedding veils were still the envy of many!

The Downton Abbey inspired veils

The Downton Abbey inspired veils

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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!

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!