Modern wedding dresses are often influenced by particular styles of key decades. With the adage ‘everything old is new again’ lets take a look through the wedding style files and see how you can replicate the look and feel of your favourite decade.
Lets start with The Roaring 20s!
The 20s were typified by the ‘Flapper Bride’, think of films like The Great Gatsby where glitz, glamour and drop waisted gowns were all the rage!
This was the age where Juliet headdresses were made popular (cap style veils), so-called because of its similarity to the Renaissance headdress of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.
Dropped waist lines were also a key feature where the hips can be further emphasized by adding a knotted sash or a corsage.
With such simple silhouettes, 20s brides made ornate beading popular. Often in quite elaborate and ornate Art Deco styles.
So how do you add 20s touches to your modern day wedding?
If your wedding gown has a simple and elegant style, try adding Art Deco influenced crystal or embroided motifs on your shoulders or on your hips. For an subtler approach why not wear your very own Juliet style veil – choose something with some ornate beading to give it that WOW factor!
One of my favourite 20s interpretations is the 2008 wedding of Spain’s Alejandra de Bourbon - daughter of Alfonso de Bourbon, the second cousin of King Juan Carlo. She wore a gorgeous understated 1920s inspired Chanel number. Don’t you just love the unconstructed style, a dropped waist, the whimsical tasseled belt, and those luxurious, long ropes of pearls around her neck. Then there’s that long, flowing Juliet-style veil . She is the epitome of 20s perfection!
Are you wondering if the 20s are right for you? Why not come in store to try the look on your self? The Haiku gown by Hilde Heim exudes the romance and nostalgia of the 1920′s but with a modern and contemporary edge.
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Till next time, xx