For brides seeking a touch of old-world charm, a vintage-inspired wedding dress offers a timeless elegance that transcends generations! Today we want to share what we love about vintage-y gowns and take a look at some of the gorgeous vintage-inspired bridal gowns we feature here at Malmrose Bridal. Keep scrolling to get inspired!
When a wedding dress is described as "vintage-inspired," it means that the design and style of the dress are influenced by fashion trends, aesthetics, and elements from a particular era in the past. The term "vintage" generally refers to items that are at least 20-30 years old, while "vintage-inspired" implies that the dress is a modern creation but incorporates features reminiscent of an earlier time. We find that lots of brides love to find a gown that’s reminiscent of their favorite era!
The specific era that inspires the dress can vary, but some common vintage-inspired wedding dress styles are influenced by the following periods:
Victorian Era (1837-1901): Dresses inspired by this era may feature high necklines, long sleeves, corseted bodices, and intricate lace detailing.
Roaring Twenties (1920s): Dresses influenced by the flapper era often have dropped waistlines, beaded embellishments, and art deco patterns.
Old Hollywood Glamour (1930s-1950s): Dresses from this period may feature elegant silhouettes, bias cuts, sweetheart necklines, and luxurious fabrics like satin and silk.
Retro 1960s and 1970s: These dresses often showcase A-line or empire waistlines, flowing fabrics, and bohemian elements like bell sleeves and floral patterns.
1980s and 1990s: Dresses inspired by these decades may include puff sleeves, off-the-shoulder styles, and unique fabric choices.
The appeal of vintage-inspired wedding dresses lies in their ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia and timeless elegance while incorporating contemporary elements for a more comfortable fit and modern sensibility. They offer brides the opportunity to celebrate classic aesthetics and pay homage to the fashion of the past while still having a dress that fits their personal style and preferences.
If this sounds like something you’re looking for, make sure you book your appointment with us so we can help you find your dream vintage-inspired gown!