Retro Wedding Dresses Pick The Retro Up

Monday, July 8th, 2013 - Dress

There are a lot of reasons to go vintage with your wedding dress, a unique look and a classically elegant style, to name a few but finding the perfect retro wedding dresses are not always as easy as rummaging through your grandmother’s attic. For those of us not blessed with the perfect hand me own, for the dos and don’ts of finding your fashion treasure.

retro wedding dresses tea length

retro wedding dresses tea length

know your measurements at the outset. Keep in mind that retro sizes run smaller than today’s sizes.  So the size 6 dress hanging in your closet might have been a size 16 back then. Seriously! Feel free to ignore the implications of that. Before you start your search, pay a minimal fee to a seamstress or tailor to get your measurements taken and keep the numbers on you at all times. This will make it easier to ensure you get the right fit, especially if you’re shopping online for your retro wedding dresses.

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retro wedding dresses 1950s

Consider other ways to honor the past. If a wedding dress has sentimental value, but it’s too delicate to make it down the aisle, you have other options. Dresses from the early 1900s are too fragile for someone to wear today, if you have your grandmother’s dress and would like to honor it, put it on a dress form for a display at your reception. Or post Grandma and Grandpa’s wedding photo on the guest book table. Not only does this reinforce the theme of your wedding, but it also ensures that this priceless keep sake will live to see future generations. So, would you like to keep your retro wedding dresses for your next generation?

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