Vintage Wedding Dresses for Your Unique, Special Wedding

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 - Dress

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Every bride wants to be beautiful, unique, and special on her wedding day. Wearing vintage is one of the ways. Vintage wedding dresses are still being a favorite among wedding designs. A woman can easily find a style and shape that suits her. When you choose vintage dress, you will know an army of other brides won’t be wearing her dress.

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Vintage wedding dresses have many advantages over conventional wedding dresses, such as better quality construction, particularly dress from the 1950s and earlier; more styles from which to choose; overall uniqueness and price. Modern brides prefer non-white dresses. There is no rule that says a bride has to wear white or that she must wear a common “wedding dress.”

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In 1840, the tradition of the white wedding dress began. At that time, Queen Victoria married Prince Albert. The Queen wanted to signal that her reign would be frugal. In Victorian era, white vintage wedding dresses were much less expensive than a dyed dress.  Previously, most brides wore gowns of deep red, green, black and purple.

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Nowadays, you are able to choose any color for your wedding gown. It’s nice if you consider your hair and skin tones when you pick your wedding dress color. Some suggestions are stark white works best with a dark-haired, dark-skinned bride; ivory works well with redheads and fair skin; and champagne and very warm cream/ivory dresses complement most skin tones.

vintage wedding dresses ideaWhile many vintage wedding gowns are on the small end, they can be found in all sizes. Then, you can find certain dress shapes that are more forgiving than others. For example, 1930s dresses are usually cut on the bias, which allows for stretch and movement in the fabric. By the 1950s, more wedding dresses were mass produced and available in many sizes.

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There are many places if you want to search for your right vintage wedding dress. You can simply visit a vintage shop and try on the dresses to determine the shape and era that suits you best. Besides, you can also open up your search online. Etsy is recommended for you. In there, you will get no shortage of vintage dresses of all shapes, in all sorts of price ranges. Keep in mind when shopping online, the name of the game is to know your measurements. You can use a fabric measuring tape and have someone take your body measurements.

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