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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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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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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Asymmetrical Hem Wedding Dresses

Asymmetrical Hem Wedding Dresses

Soft folds of delicate lace and beading cover the bride’s skirt. Gathered slightly at the knee, the skirt allows the most delicate peek of wedding slipper as she cascades down the aisle. With ease and poise, asymmetrical hem wedding dresses are faithful in comfort and elegance. A lovely bride in a floor-length gown is one thing. A bride in a dramatically-lengthened asymmetrical hem wedding dress is another thing entirely. These lovely vintage-inspired romantic blends are some of the best asymmetrical hem wedding dresses we’ve found. Lovely, lacy, and oh-so-deliciously vintage.

Asymmetrical Hem Wedding Dresses

Asymmetrical Hem 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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Unique Wedding Dresses: Vintage Couture at its Best

Unique Wedding Dresses: Vintage Couture at its Best

Dressed in a gown no one has seen compare, the bride greets her guests as they leave the church pews. Draped shoulder-to-toe in embroidered silk, pearl buttons and translucent chiffon, she is every bit the modern bride; sophisticated, demure and dreamy. Finding unique wedding dresses may seem like a chore in the world of strapless, corseted bustier styles. For all those ladies out there who have a fantastic love for the vintage and unique, whether you’re looking for a more comfortable and age-old classic or trying for that perfect second wedding dress, we have compiled a few examples that will show you what to look for with truly vintage wedding gowns.

The Victorian Gem: Many of our favorite styles includes a simple addition of color. For Spring and Summer 2014, we have watched alternate color unique wedding dresses pop up in everything from popular wedding magazines to celebrity choices. The Sultry Elizabeth is one of our favorite blends of antique Victorian embroidery and a glorious amethyst hue. Delicately embellished at the bodice, incredibly forgiving to any waistline while creating an effortless romance, this is a prime example of chic and unique.

The Victorian Gem

The Victorian Gem

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Subject of Desire – The Venetian Gown Experience

There are not many truly amazing things one gets to do for the first time, and you only start to realize this after a certain age. I am now at that age. I cherish immensely every experience that moves me, and replay it in my mind until I know I am no longer able to evoke the brilliance of it and resurrect the intensity of feelings.

I recently wore the Venetian Gown of the White Dahlia collection to a Rett Syndrome charity event that was held at a masterpiece of neo-elegance called SLS hotel in Beverly Hills. My beautiful friend Linda Tailor (model and activist) wore another one of the pieces from the collection. I must admit, I felt as if I was infused with a shot of beauty and desirability. Supplementary I got to witness another woman’s luster, dressed and swelled by my take on antique modernity. I blissfully celebrated an experience of White Dahlia as a subject, which was amplified by me experiencing it as an observer for the first time.