Amazing Vintage Gown - Wedding Attire


The Early 20th Century

The 1900 dresses were of the Edwardian and Titanic style. This style reflected an elegant gown pattern with a long train at the back and a ground-touching veil to go along. The silhouette was that of a ball gown or an A-line/princess. In both the silhouettes, the pattern below the waistline was a full skirt. The only difference being that the ball (Cinderella) gown skirt was a little more flared and flowing than the princess pattern skirt. The train was usually carried by one or two bridesmaid, when the bride would walk down the aisle. 1910 onwards the silhouette got sleeker (not body-fitting) and the waistline rose higher. The sleek silhouettes are known as Empire. By the start of 1920, the flapper dresses were in fashion. These dresses were loose throughout, some even up to knee-length. During the 30s, the dresses became slender with collars and loose fitting bodice, concentrating more on the length. Instead of tiaras and veils, women wore beautiful hats.

1930'Vintage Wedding Gown

The Mid 20th Century

The 40s fashion trend experienced some major changes. Every aspect of life was affected during war, so were the attires. Since soldiers had to go on war, the whole marriage affair was fast and simple. The bridal gowns were sober, without any display of grandeur. With the end of war, during 50s were celebrated with more enthusiasm. The dresses became more fancy but without leaving their modesty. Most of the dresses had long sleeves and a high neckline, while some that were strapless had short jackets called bolero jackets to complement the decent look. During the 60s, women became a little open-minded which consequently reflected in their preferences for dresses. It gave rise to shorter wedding dresses which were above knee-length, some dresses allowed the brides to reveal their slender shoulders. However, pillbox hats and gloves were totally in fashion and could not be left out, no matter what the style of the dress was.


The Late 20th Century

During the 70s, the designs and patterns went through a roller-coaster ride with flowing patterns, Victorian style neckline and Camelot sleeves. During the mid 70s a raised waist with balloon sleeves and ruffled Victorian neckline were in fashion. The disco craze during the 70s also influenced the dress patterns to some extent. Bat-wing sleeves along with long trains were also a famous trend. During the 80s Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles once again brought forth the elegance factor that had somewhat vanished from the patterns during the past few decades. Square and V-necked dresses surfaced during this time and the dresses were embroidered with sequins and beads. The fashion of 80s was carried forward in the 90s with slight changes. The waistline moved higher, somewhere at or above the hips. Puffy sleeves and bows that were common in those times have eventually disappeared in the current i.e. 21st century dresses.

Nowadays, people plan according to various themes and the dresses are custom-designed as per the theme as well as the bride's wish. The latest dresses pose a mix of many of the vintage style, thus generating newer and modern styles. Hereafter also, the vintage will be an inspiration for the modern world. After all, 'Old is Gold' was definitely said by some smart 'foresighter'.[via]
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Amazing Vintage Gown - Wedding Attire
Amazing Vintage Gown - Wedding Attire
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