Fashion is cyclical. It is a known fact. Clothes that your mother wore when she was in college have made a full u-turn to come back and become the trendiest outfits in town. Retro themed clothes are a fashion yes. Especially, so if you choose to wear retro gowns for your wedding. You may have your grandmother's wedding gown passed down to you or you may choose to get a wedding gown designed for yourself. Use the different styles for retro wedding dresses given in this article to get your wedding gown designed the way you want it to look.
Retro Bridal Dresses
If the style quotient of the TV series 'Mad Men' has completely enamored you, then opting for a retro themed wedding dress may be on your wish list. We give you vintage inspired wedding dress options that you can match with your retro themed wedding dress desires.
Your influence for a wedding dress made to resemble a ballroom gown can vary, from Grace Kelly's gorgeous wedding gown worn in 1956 for her wedding to the Prince of Monaco to Princess Diana's gown that she wore for her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles. All of us dream of a fairy tale princess wedding and what could be a better option for such a wedding than a ball gown. For a traditional wedding, opt for a gown with a full long skirt and well-defined waist. Opt for a long train and veil. You could opt to play around with your neckline. Some popular necklines include the boat neck, a v-neck, and the off-shoulder. Lace and sequins could be beautiful additions to embellish and accessorize your ball gown.
Empire Waist Gown
Opting for a retro wedding dress means you are opting to bring back the fashion of the sixties and the seventies. And if there was one dress pattern that was synonymous with the era, it was the empire waist. Choose a wedding gown with an empire waist and full, long skirt. If you do not fancy a big skirt, then you could choose to narrow down the silhouette of the skirt but ensure that there is some flow to it. This style can be perfect for pear shaped women who are also tall. You have the freedom to play around with the top of the dress. Opt for a one shouldered Grecian look or a bustier corset top.
Sheath Column Dress
If you want to go back further in time to the fashion of the forties and the fifties, then the wedding dress that you opt for needs to be designed in the sheath dress style. If you want to wear a sheath dress though, you need to have quite the enviable figure. A sheath wedding dress is extremely slim fitting and wraps itself around your every curve. For a sheath dress opt for a modest neckline that balances the sexy allure of the dress. You can choose to accentuate your waist by wearing a belt around the waist. Opt for a short train. You can also wear gloves with a sheath wedding dress.
Tea Length Dress
If you are a 'Mad Men' fan, then you know the style of dress that we are talking about. No style of dress is more synonymous with the 1950s then the tea length mid calf dress, and if you are opting for a retro themed wedding, then this may be the dress to opt for. The skirt of such a wedding dress will be voluminous and choose to have a layer of crinoline in your wedding color under the skirt. Opt for sleeveless or capped sleeves for an authentic look but you could also choose to have a strapless tea length wedding dress. Ensure that you wear a spectacular pair of shoes with this dress as that is bound to draw attention.
For a wedding where the theme is retro, choosing a wedding dress can now be an easy task. Just pick a dress or get one styled that matches the design options for retro wedding dresses given in this article and you should have the wedding dress that you have always wished for.