Feb 16, 2009

Something Old, Something Blue: The Vintage Wedding Choice

Look, we know there are so many ways a bride can go these days. Big gowns, sexy satins, strapless with pearls and lace, day dresses, suits, wild and wacky couture - it’s all available.

Now, vintage dresses have that full range of style as well. Plus, they have a good karma, great style, AND the bride will have a truly unique dress at a fraction of the price one would pay a custom dressmaker. Thus saving some cash for more permanent investments than a once in a life time gown. I must tell you I have personal experience wiht this, and my 1905 Wedding Gown was a hit, and didn't put me into debt. Now, not all of these vintage dresses were designed to be bridal dresses, but they would work beautifully.

Let’s see what we can find for the discerning vintage bride:

LEFT: 1920s Ivory Crepe Silk Embroidered Dress and Coat Set
Love this - coat and dress combination for the early spring or winter bride. The texture and embroidery are fantastic, it’s subtle and sophisticated. Accessorize with a cream cloche and heels. Perfect. Now @ www.pastperfectvintage.com/the20sand30s.htm

RIGHT: Lovely Early 1920s Lingerie Style Dress
For the Romantic. A summer day. A wide brim hat. Pearl chandelier earrings and long strand of Grandmother’s pearls. Maybe even a fan to carry. A perfect dress for a summer wedding , especially outdoors. Coming soon to http://www.pastperfectvintage.com/
Adorable 1950s Embroidered Linen Dress from Cuba
This is a fine choice for the young, casual summer bride with an outdoor service who doesn’t want the formality of the grand satin gown. Pair this up with a sweet floral bouquet with touches of pale blue, a ribbon sash in blue, pink or ivory, simple hairstyle, great heels and summer jewelry. Now @ http://www.pastperfectvintage.com/the40sand50s.htm

Two great 1960s dresses: LEFT: For the sophisticated bride who wants a cocktail length short dress a 1960s Cream Beaded Satin Evening Dress by Branel .This is a wonderful expression of cutwork, gold beading and cream satin in a sheath silhouette. The tiny gold bead details lend a warmth to the cream. Gold and pearl jewelry, even this year’s big bracelets, plus a beaded bag - marvelous. Now @ www.pastperfectvintage.com/the60sand70s.htm

RIGHT: Rich 1960s Beaded Cream Silk Satin Dress Another great cocktail length 60s dress, this one in cream satin and silver bugle beads. Very sleek. Very now. Now @ pastperfectvintage.com/the60sand70s.htm

Intriguing 1960s Ivory Matelesse Evening Gown
A lovely 1960s dress for the bride who wants to combine formality and individuality . This dress in a geometric Matelesse with rhinestone buttons on the square neckline bib style bodice is charming, yet chic. Now Available @ http://www.pastperfectvintage.etsy.com/

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