From Modern to Vintage Bridal Tips
If you don’t want to go the whole hog and wear a vintage dress, Ciara Mullan, from Dita Florita, in Kent, UK assures us that one can still incorporate subtle vintage details into your wedding day look.
Without overdoing it, Abigail Haughton, from Abigail’s Vintage Bridal, in East Midlands, UK and London-based designer, Elizabeth Avey suggests that brides complement their wedding dress by accessorising with vintage articles, such as hairbands and veils and bold statement jewellery, which echoes a particular decade and are all in vintage vogue at the moment.
Adding a touch of vintage to your bridal look is a cinch with this collection of top bridal accessory trends shared by our panel of global wedding dress experts as featured in our free Wedding Magazine & Bridal Guide – The Vintage Edition. Soak up these 16 vintage tricks to transport your bridal look back in time!
Vintage Bridal Styling Tips
(Above) Lace Wedding Gown with French Vintage-inspired Lace Embroidered Veil designed by Biji Couture |Shot by: Christopher Munton Photography
- Grandma’s vintage lace can be incorporated into your dress. – Dolly Couture, in LA and New York, USA
- Short lace gloves (rouged or with buttons on the side, with or without fingers) are perfect to add a small vintage touch – Ilse Roux Bridal, in Cape Town, South Africa
- A handmade sash from Antique trims or a hair comb incorporating vintage brooches. – Elizabeth Avey, in London, UK
- Vintage shrugs, sashes and corsages can also be incorporated as an accessory to any vintage look. – Millcrest Vintage, in New Jersey, USA
“Use trinkets from the mothers of both the bride and groom as this intimates the relationship with your family.” – Immagika, in Pretoria, South Africa
(Above) Vintage Floral Fascinators and Flower Bird Cage Veil by Kate Edmondson Bridal shot by Neda Blake Photography
- Short veils, birdcage veils and pillbox hats are all adorable as wonderful and fun ways to add vintage flair. – Dolly Couture, in LA and New York, US
- Juliet cap veils from the 20’s and 30’s have seen a revival lately and look fantastic paired with a slim-line modern gown – Dita Florita, in Kent, UK
- Lace motifs and Ostrich feathers can be used to dress up your bridal look – Kate Edmondson Bridal, in London, UK
- Tea-stained skirts and fabric flowers that are either attached to your dress or used in the hair are right on trend – Lunar, in Cape Town, SA
- A splash of colour or sparkle with a diamante cuff for an evening bridal look – The Vintage Wedding Dress Company, in London, UK
- Combine pearls with diamante to achieve a look that is both classic and modern – Biji Couture, in Gauteng, SA
- An Antique brooch bouquet is an absolutely wonderful vintage keepsake to have – Vintage Lunatique, in Springfield, IL, US
- Use trinkets from the mothers of both the bride and groom as this intimates the relationship with your family – Immagika, in Pretoria, SA
- Vintage hair clips and beaded hair pieces are very on trend – Elbeth Gillis, in Cape Town, SA
- Add a 1920’s vintage make-up and hair touch by styling your hair using short waves in a bob or shoulder length waves and using red lips and rosy cheeks for your make-up – Cindy Bam, in Cape Town, SA
- Peep toe shoes work with 1950’s-inspired gowns, especially those that are tea-length – Biji Couture, in Gauteng, SA
When considering these amazing ways to add a vintage touch to your look, a key tip to remember, is to not ‘over-crowd’ too much, especially if your wedding dress is very beautiful on its own, says Hannah O’Byrne, from The Vintage Wedding Dress Company, in London, UK.
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