The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

A unique wedding dress will take a bride from normal to iconic in the blink of an eye. The romantic and beloved style of a vintage wedding dress should fit. A bride in this style can blend her wedding dress to the theme of the wedding, swaying gracefully down the aisle in the flowing and delicious dress of her own. Take the DIY contemporary wedding to its height with these lovely unique wedding dress suggestions.

We love a good beige wedding dress. A truly unique wedding dress may have elements of ivory and white mixed with beige. This incredibly popular second and nontraditional bride choice has been a favorite of ours for some time. Make it pop with some unique popping jewelry or classic with a traditional crystal or gold accessory. With the length at the right length for dancing, you know you’re free to express in this one.

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

The Pantone color of the year is a beautiful orchid, reminiscent of amethyst. In love with all things purple, we give you our favorite amethyst gown. A unique wedding dress in this category gives a completely different feel than any traditional white. Once again, a choice for second weddings and the alternative bohemian bride, you’ll love this vintage style with all your little heart.

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

Comfort may not be at the forefront of every bride’s mind. For those that do want the stylish unique wedding dress with movement, look no further than a Victorian hybrid such as this Inga Nataya. This vintage beauty is made with Victorian elements but without the corset. In a world where structured wedding dresses rule supreme, the alternative chic bride will choose something practical with all the glorious lace and layers to add.

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

Once again, we bring you a lilac purple. Pastel tones in pink, yellow, and lavender are popping up in bridal boutiques worldwide. When you’re looking for the ultimate beach wedding style, search for elements that add grace, such as layered skirts. Added embroidery, beading, or rouching also helps keep the dress formal for a wedding albeit informal. Last, whether you’re barefoot or sheathed in the latest Louboutin, this dress will show your style at just the right length.

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

In finality, we give you the unadulterated and incredibly sweet Siren gown. This little unique wedding gown is made with 1920s and modern styles combined. Made in a fine and fancy beige that will catch any eye, this nontraditional wedding dress tops the list. Another one of the comfortable and formal dresses, a bridal dress in this style applies coverage and regal appeal to the affair.

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

The Unique Wedding Dress: Vintage Style

While some wedding dresses must be full of flounce and structure, may brides today are looking for something different. Take a unique wedding dress in a vintage direction while looking for elements that truly make it romantic and inspired.

Off-White Wedding Gowns

Off-White Wedding Gowns

Draped in the creamy essence of vintage lace and full of vibrancy, the bride doesn’t need anything short of the beauty of an antique off-white wedding gown. Whether you want a dramatically beige style or an ivory will do the trick, take a few tips and imagine yourself in off-white wedding gowns that will make the statement you’ve always dreamed.

European Dream: The European dream begins with the essence of another age. An Italian-style tapestry dress will make your wedding both classic and unique. Made to withstand the ages, make this dress the family heirloom. Incorporate an off-white wedding dress into the mix. The appeal of this dress is that it includes both vintage and modern elements. Modern in style, you won’t have a corset and heavy bustle or trail. You will have vintage style in spades.

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European Dream

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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 White Wedding Dresses

Vintage White Wedding Dresses

There is nothing like a white wedding dress. Romantic, pure, ethereal and blissful. Floating across the aisle will be effortless in a signature gown. If you’re looking for vintage white wedding dresses, you may have a hard time locating them. Many vintage dresses are ivory and cream. To give you the true essence of vintage flair, take these beautiful concoctions. Blended with vintage elements and all supremely white, fall in love with the beauty of signature wedding gowns.For the bride who wants everything - the Venetian in white. A defined length and soft floating skirt adds to an understated and elegant Edwardian style. Drop-shoulders keep vintage white wedding dresses proper and add seductive touches. A white vintage gown like this is designed with true vintage detail but caters to the easygoing and laid-back bride. Modernity at its best with vintage embellishments.

Vintage White Wedding Dresses

Vintage White Wedding Dresses

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Casual Wedding Dresses: Vintage Inspiration

Casual Wedding Dresses: Vintage Inspiration

She knows it exists. She has the exact measurements in her head, the exact allure of creamy delicate lace, romantic elements, sweet yet seductive feminine accents. Most of all, however, she doesn’t want to be sweating behind a corseted bustier and extravagant train. She doesn’t want her bridesmaids to spend twenty minutes tying up her bustle. She wants the exact dress of her dreams. The casual bride doesn’t want to compromise on delicacy, intricacy, or allure yet she wants her wedding dress fit for anything the night may become. Casual wedding dresses incorporate a multitude of layering, effect, and delicious chiffon and lace while keeping an easygoing, gentle and absolutely comfortable air. Here are a few categories to muse through with definite attention to the modern, vintage, and casual bride.

Hued Vintage Wedding: One fantastic way to make a statement with casual wedding dresses is with a hue other than white or off-white. A fine response to any tired wedding attire and a worthwhile addition for a second wedding or elopement. While they are made for comfort in length and fit, vintage embroidery and chiffon overlay keep each of these dresses formal enough for casual wedding dresses. You could choose a floating fairy dress, a Victorian-inspired amethyst dream or a fantastically layered 1910-style dress. Interestingly enough, our research has found that casual wedding dresses such as these are great for any body type and include alluring sleeves which are popular for smoothing and creating an attractive figure.

Casual Wedding Dresses: Vintage Inspiration

Casual Wedding Dresses: Vintage Inspiration

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Vintage Wedding Themes for the Modern Bride

Vintage Wedding Themes for the Modern Bride

A bride in vintage is glowing with effortless, classic style. She walks, glides, slides, down the aisle with a traditional lace and embroidered dress that looks plucked from her great-grandmother’s wardrobe. Creamy, comfortable, timeless, a bride can find her inner love of antique styles. You know you love vintage.The design cannot be compared. Once you have decided you want a vintage wedding, consider the type of vintage wedding themes you may gravitate toward. Although numerous, we give you just four of our favorite vintage wedding themes for you–the modern bride.

The Victorian Wedding: The Victorian era was a superb mix of delicate embroidery, proper hemlines and necklines and an exuded calm and class that is unparalleled in society today. To fully encompass this lovely milieu of Victorian style, search for dresses like the Sultry Elizabeth. Designed with modern cut and fit and blended with embroidered sheer elements, lace layered skirt, and high-neck class, tea will go along swimmingly with this vintage wedding theme.

The Victorian Wedding

The Victorian Wedding

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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 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.

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!