Vintage flower girl dresses have been growing in popularity over the past few years. What’s not to love? They are antiquated but have a modern feel and are classy, all around. If you wish to achieve a vintage look for your wedding party, here are a few secrets to creating a vintage look on vintage dresses.
When dressing your bridesmaids of flower girl, it is all about light and pastel colors. Shop for vintage flower girl dresses featured in colors like ivory, off-white, beige, and even champagne. Not only will the tones like vintage, the flower girl’s dress color will mimic the bride’s. If in search of more color for your wedding party look, pastel colors in blue, pink, green, and yellow will look lovely and complement a wedding taking place during any season.
Lace ivory flower girl dresses create the ultimate vintage look. With sleeves or without, the texture and design of the lace itself creates a shabby chic image. Sashes, bows, and brooch embellishments add to this classic look. Vintage hair accessories like small hats with veils and antique combs and hair pins will make any flower girl’s locks look lovely.
Mixing fabrics together, like tulle, lace, silk chiffon, organza, and taffeta make white flower girl dresses more interesting and create a unique vintage appeal. The mixing of light colored fabrics was a popular design element used in the 1920’s-1950’s and is regularly seen from in vintage and antique black and white photographs.
Flowers can complement vintage flower girl dresses as well. Calla lilies, hydrangeas, pansies, daisies, sweet peas, peonies, and roses look lush and elegant when assembled together or separately. In fact anything with a subtle green or pastel tint will instantly look vintage.
Accessories play a large part in a vintage inspired look for a flower girl. Having the little girl wear delicate white lace or leather gloves in short or long styles looks vintage chic. Bonnets and floppy hats are also appropriate to keep with a vintage theme and are useful when an backyard or beach wedding is taking place. Brooches in the shape of flowers or bows can be pinned on the flower girl dress itself or pinned in a curled up do.
There are many ways to incorporate vintage elements and embellishments onto vintage flower girl dresses.