The Tea Length Wedding Dress

The Tea Length Wedding Dress

The bride steps onto the platform with ease. The gentle turn of her head, the soft flow of her tea length wedding dress leads to a curved and sweet turn of her ankle. If you want a wedding dress that allows for grace and movement with a formal length, tea length is a great choice. While there are many floor-length bridal gowns, there’s something fun and whimsical about a tea length that keeps us coming back for more. Check out some of our favorites here.

The Venetian has an asymmetrical hem that gives new life to a tea length wedding dress. With vintage embroidery and drop sleeves, you will have formality and comfort with a decided vintage allure. This dress is a prime example of fine lace and Victorian elements made into a modern fit for the bohemian bride.

The Tea Length Wedding Dress

The Tea Length Wedding Dress

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Alternative Wedding Dresses

Alternative Wedding Dresses

A bride’s day is her own. If she wants to have a Halloween dress-up wedding, let her. If she wants to wear a hot pink ball gown, go for it. If she wants to fulfill an entire era theme on the beach, all the power to her! The alternative bride is making a killing in the modern wedding. In previous eras, current trends were the only answer for a bride’s style, the DIY and nontraditional weddings are becoming popular beyond belief and alternative wedding dresses are in high demand. Take a walk down the vintage side with these examples of wearable vintage dresses that take alternative wedding dresses to the next level.

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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.

European Dream

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 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.

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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!

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!