What do you love most about vintage fashion? The lace? The sweetheart neckline? Maybe a sparkly brooch? How about a long flowing strand of pearls? If you are a vintage lover at heart, then choosing vintage dresses to be worn on your wedding day is a must.
Brides to be have many luxurious and antiquated choices when it comes to their gown, but matching that gown with vintage style bridesmaid dresses can leave some brides to be clueless. Here are 10 tricks to matching vintage dresses for brides and bridesmaids:
1. Tulle was tremendously popular in the past, making it a perfect vintage detail for vintage dresses. The bride and her bridesmaids can become tulle twins. The underside of the bride’s gown can be layered up with this fun and voluminous material. The bridesmaid dresses can be worn in a tea length hemline with a light top layer of tulle, subtly complementing the bride’s vintage choice.
2. Scalloped lace is very vintage. If worn on a wedding gown, bridesmaids can complement the bride’s look by wearing lace bridesmaid dresses. Vintage lace accents like lace cap sleeves or a delicate lace bodice on the bridal party’s dresses will complement the bride’s vintage choice.
3. Flower appliques are a very popular vintage feature. A bride that chooses a dress that has this antiquated embellishment can easily incorporate this feature into bridesmaids’ look by utilizing vintage hair accessories. A sparkly satin rosebud barrette or an oversized chiffon rose headband allows your girls to keep with the vintage applique theme.
4. Mermaid lace wedding dresses were extremely popular in the 1920’s-1950’s. Known for their mythical shape, these dresses show off your curves while lace adds texture and style. Opt to pair this style of dress with a short satin dress that features a sweetheart neckline for your bridesmaids. The structure and form will look sharp, while the two textures differ but complement a vintage theme.
5. Tea length wedding dress look very vintage and have a hemline that ends slightly below the knee. Because the gown is featured in a shorter style, bridesmaid dresses that are more form fitting and that hit slightly above the knee in a vintage halter style neckline will be your best bet.
6. Cap sleeves are a popular vintage style element and are featured on vintage wedding dresses. When searching for dresses for your bridal party, dresses cut in a boat neck will offset the small sleeves and draw attention to both dresses’ upper halves.
7. A bodice design not only complements your figure but boasts a vintage appeal. Mainly featured in lace, vintage dresses come adorned in ribbon and flower applique details. When trying to pair a bodice designed dress with a bridesmaid gown, opt for a design that mimics the bride, but with a shorter hemline.
8. Wide satin bands are also popular features on vintage wedding dresses. They cinch the waist and create curves in all of the right places. A great way to incorporate this style element into your bridesmaid’s dresses is to find a tea length dress with a band of a shade lighter than the dress to create contrasting while creating curves and complementing your gown’s design.
9. Draping is an elegant and gorgeous feature on vintage wedding dresses. A perfect bridesmaid gown match involves draping from head to toe on a short selection that begins at the bust line and continues into a bubble skirt hemline.
10. Bows are the ultimate vintage embellishment on wedding gowns and accessories. To pair this style element with a bridesmaid dress, look for a long or short gown with an asymmetric strap which features an oversized modern bow on the shoulder.
Whether you love the lace, bows, tulle, or draping, purchasing vintage dresses for yourself and your bridal party shows your passion for vintage fashion. By following the ten tips above, you and your bridesmaids can match style elements, creating a vintage chic cohesion.