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5 Tips to Styling the Vintage Bride

Vintage themed weddings are extremely popular among brides and there’s plenty of inspiration to create a truly vintage bridal look. However this doesn’t mean that you have to wear real vintage items; there are many ways you can draw on vintage styles and eras gone by whilst looking decidedly modern. Many bridal stores will offer contemporary bridal wear to suit any vintage style. If you’d love to take on a vintage bridal look here are our top styling tips!

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Be consistent with your era

Be consistent with your era

Whether you opt for the flirtatious 50’s, the opulent 20’s or the bohemian 70’s – stick to the pieces that will suit your chosen era! Keeping your look consistent will help your outfit blend seamlessly together and with your wedding theme.

The flapper-style wedding dress is ideally suited to the 1920’s, with an array of feathers, sequins and pearl adornments. For the 1950’s, it’s all about the knee-length prom dress, whilst the 1970’s calls for floral detailing and a flowing maxi-dress.

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Choose lace

Choose lace

A lace wedding dress exudes an antique appeal and suits almost any style and shape. Team your lace with pearls, whether you make them an embellishment for your dress, or a feature of your vintage accessories. Pearls make or an elegant way to add a touch of vintage to your bridal look.

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Create a vintage appeal with your hair-do

Create a vintage appeal with your hair-do

Your hair and makeup will greatly influence the whole charm of your vintage inspired dress. You could add a touch of glamour with a contemporary take on the Juliet headdress, Alice band or bird-cage veil. Or for a more subtle style, you could place a vintage-esque hair comb through a soft up-do.

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Jewellery must complete your vintage look

Jewellery must complete your vintage look

From heirloom brooches to jewellery handed down through the generations, make these a staple for your vintage bridal look. Or if you want to wear modern jewellery you can pick pieces that will reflect the era you’re emulating:

18th century jewellery combined yellow gold, silver and colourful gems, whilst late Victorian jewellery was extravagant with nature-inspired motifs, lockets and pearls.
Art Deco design in jewellery ranged from the 20’s to the 50’s using diamonds and popular exotic designs, and matched with the era’s geometric focus.

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Let your personal style shine

Let your personal style shine

Whatever vintage style you’d like to capture for your wedding, do make sure that your own personal style shines through. You have to feel fully comfortable in what you’re wearing as after all, it’s your ultimately special occasion and you’ll want to remember it for the right reasons!

If you’d like any vintage styling tips or would like to look at our vintage inspired ranges for your bridal look, please feel free to call Georgina Scott Bridal on 01384 893656 or pop into one of our boutiques!