Why not wear a vintage wedding dress

Why not wear a vintage wedding dress

At the moment there are plenty of vintage style wedding dresses around. From the 1930s right up to the 1980s the selection is vast and the trend doesn’t seem to be going away. For such a long time there has been an abundance of strapless, A-line dresses and yes, they’re flattering and yes, they do look good, but not everyone wants a dress like that. Even with designers knocking them out left, right and centre, I find it hard to spot the difference between them.

With the influence of vintage so strong at the moment there are plenty of designers picking up on the trend and with a little bit of research, it’s easy to find vintage style wedding dresses.

There doesn’t seem to be a particular trend for a particular era. The 1930s styles have a strong presence with dresses that have a long, sleek line. They’re gorgeous and glamorous, but tend to suit tall, slim builds. The 1950s are also popular with their knee length or tea length (just below the knee) and lashings of petticoats to give fuller skirts and show off a nipped in waist. They’re also more suited to different body shapes.

Alternative styles of wedding dresses are still a minority in the plethora of A-line wedding dresses available. Just go into any wedding dress boutique and you’ll still find those strapless, A-line numbers, but somewhere on the racks, you will find something different and lurking in the corner, you will find those vintagesque wedding dresses. 

Even on the A-line numbers, you’ll see hints at vintage. Maybe a different type of draping or accessorised with beading to give a hint of the 1920s or coupled with jewellery that hints back at the era of your choice.