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10 Vintage wedding dresses

Vintage dresses

A perfect Christian wedding can never be complete if the bride does not have a proper wedding gown. The tradition of wearing traditional gowns probably started since the time marriage emerged as a social institution. Predominated by the colors like white, ivory or cream, wedding trousseau continues to be made from various types of silk and is characterized by different cuts, styles and types of embellishment and value addition. If one looks back to the yesteryear the same attributes of a wedding dress can be seen.

Here you will get an idea of ten vintage wedding dresses, their characteristic styles and the offer prices. You can buy any of them to add a treasure to your wardrobe.

1.Taffeta wedding dress with bows

vinatage gown

Taffeta is a variety of pure silk fabric that is a bit harder as compared to ordinary silk. This characteristic feature helps it to fit excellently on the contour of a feminine figure. This vintage taffeta, which was designed in 1935, thus features remarkable fit, contour and cut. This is a sleeveless gown, with ribbon straps running across the shoulder line. The end part of this ribbon strap that faces the front panel of the gown has a taffeta bow studded onto it. The middle part of the bust line has a vertical puckering effect that ends up in an embroidered bow at the waist level. The embellishments used in the embroidery are large beads and rhinestones. These taffeta bows could be noticed further down, at the thigh level, located at equal intervals, which run into three preceding pleats. There is a concealed zipper opening at the side.

Size:

Bust 35 inches, waist 26 inches, length 58 inches

Condition:

Excellent

Price:

$2700

2. Ostrich beaded gown

beaded satin ostrich

Designed in 1935, the feathers at the lower part of this gown make it resemble an ostrich. The base material of this gown is luminous Duchess silk satin, which makes it look even more elegant. This gown is sleeveless and held to the shoulders by means of twin spaghetti straps on either of the shoulders. The bodice part is nicely pleated. It follows up with a triangular yoke, running from the lower middle part of the cleavage to the sides in diagonal direction. This yoke is intricately embroidered with beads and silk threads. The plumy structure of this gown gives a fairy tale effect.

Size:

Bust 36 inches, waist 28 inches and length 60 inches

Condition:

Excellent

Price:

$6300

3. Belgian lace gown

Belgian lace gown

This beautiful multipaneled cotton gown was designed in 1930. It reflects the essence of the 30s. It has an ultra soft feel and the number of layers in it gives it an onion skin effect. This gown is also sleeveless and is held at the shoulders by means of a pair of strings on either of the shoulders. It features beautiful Belgian lace along the hemline of the upper bodice. The openings and the hooks are concealed along the side seam of the gown. The gradually increasing flair at the lower part of the dress is also decorated with Belgian laces, which run all along the hemline. The ultra sheer texture of the gown demands that it should be worn with a slip inside.

Size:

Bust 35”, waist 32’ and length 59’, back is 16’ longer

Condition:

Excellent

Price; $3800

4.Etheral from Saks

etherel gown

This gown is characterized by sleeves that look like wings, instead of the conventional sleeve of a traditional gown. Made from pure silk georgette, this gown is a creation the label Saks 5th Avenue in 1970. The beautifully tailored dress is characterized by flowing robe style. It has invisible zippers at the rear side of the same.

Size :

Bust 40”,waist 38”, length 60”[unstretched measurement]

Condition:

Excellent

Price:

$3500

5. Ivory satin gown

Ivory satin

This gown, designed in 1935, is perfectly vintage collection in its style and cut. It features a short ballooned puff sleeves with slightly elongated cuffs over the upper arm and knife pleated upper bodice, set nicely to the body by means of a paneled yoke at the waistline. This narrow panel is intricately embroidered by sequins and pearls matching the tone of the garment. The lower part of the gown features an elongated back panel or the train that trails all the way.

Size:

Bust 35”, waist 30”, length 58”, train 5 feet

Condition:

Small faint mark along hemline at the bottom

Price:

$950

6. Gown by Hattie Carnegie

Jewelled sweet heat gown

Inspired by the middle century design of America, this gown was developed in 1950 by Hattie Carnegie. The most attractive part of the dress is the cute sweetheart bodice of the gown. It has a perfect contour due to the stitched in bones along the seam lines, in the internal side of the dress. The bodice is further adorned by delicate embroidery in contrasting shades as that of the color of the gown. This upper bodice is fitted to the body with the help of two spaghetti straps on either side of the shoulders.

Size:

Bust 34”, waist 25” and length 58”

Condition:

Excellent

Price:

$2600

7. Elizabeth Arden gown

Knife pleated gown

A delicate silk chiffon wedding gown, This Elizabeth Arden style was developed in 1960. The pale pink color adds further to the soft texture of the gown. The upper bodice, which is characterized by horizontal knife pleats, extends further down to the level of the cuff muscles. This soft fabric selection and the pleats present the perfect contour of a woman. The upper body is also boned along the princess line seam to keep the contour intact. Two spaghetti straps hold the dress from either side while the shoulder panel from the left side of the front panel crosses the chest diagonally and flows backwards. In the lower panel, the section below the pleats at the cuff extends further into trumpet flair.

Size:

Bust 34”, waist 27”, length 60”

Condition:

Excellent

Price:

$2400

8. Adolfo Sardia wedding gown

lace and chiffon gown

The upper panel of the gown designed by Adolfo Sadia, in 1975, features an elegant lace panel that extends till the hip line. This strapless, fully fitted bustier has a free flowing chiffon skirt made from soft silk chiffon in pale pink color.

Size:

Bust 33’, waist 27” and length 54”

Condition:

Excellent

Price:

$3600

9. Garland lace by Edwardin

lace gown with train

A sleeveless satin silhouette is covered all over by lace in this gown. It has been designed by Edwardin in the year 1910. Chiffon panels that flow freely from the shoulders along with a narrow satin ribbon at the waist with a train at the back characterize the gown.

Size:

Bust 38”, waist 34”, length 54”, train 5 feet

Condition:

Only faint soil marks at the hemline of the bottom and along the edges of the train.

Price:

$7700

10. Floral gown with poncho style capelet

all lace gown

This gown is all through floral, owing of its base material which comprises of laces. It is further embellished with rhinestones and has angelic shoulder caps instead of sleeves. It also features a trumpet cut towards the hemline and a capelet made from lace, with a big flower in the front.

Size:

Bust 36”, waist 32”, length 60”

Condition:

Excellent

Price:

$1900

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