Wedding dresses which emulate Old Hollywood glamour
Wedding dresses come in many shapes and silhouettes, and constantly evolving fashion trends ensure that the modern bride of today is spoilt for choice while deciding what to wear on their special day. One of the styles which is in fashion this season, and has made a comeback of sorts, is Old Hollywood. Channeling the unmistakable elegance and glamour of classic Hollywood, this style is meant for the bride who wants to make a splash in style. The look is reminiscent of bridal gowns featured Hollywood films in the 1930’s-70’s, which use delicate lace, pearls, and light pastel and ivory shades to create a gentle, delicate and very feminine look for the bride.
A modern twist on the 2013 Old Hollywood trend involves the use of factory-manufactured lace in lieu of handmade lace, which, while less intricate in context with pattern, is more durable than the latter, and certainly more suitable for brides who need to dress in a hurry.
Interesting takes on old Hollywood style include Temperley London, whose designer, Alice Temperley, has channeled Elizabeth Taylor’s Egyptian bridal dress from the 1963 film “Cleopatra”. Sophisticated, yet unique due to the Egyptian motifs present around a scooped neckline, the dress is satin and in a shade of light ivory. A headdress could be worn with this avant-garde piece, or one could simply wear a traditional veil.
The glitz and glam aspect of Old Hollywood is channeled by designers such as Sue Wong, whose embellished mesh gowns and beaded embroidered dresses in light pastel shades are popular among celebrities. Richly detailed, with lace in the neck and shoulder areas, these gowns channel old school Hollywood, and are one of a kind.
Also popular is world famous fashion designer Vera Wang, who is known for her exquisite bridal collections, and did not disappoint with her personal tribute to old Hollywood glamour with delicate organza gowns and tulle skirts. Also popular from her collection are double-faced satin gowns with grosgrain sashes, and flared strapless gowns with textured organza cover-ups. Crinkle chiffon column gowns in darker shades, with draped bobbin net bodices are also popular.
Accessories that complement the Old Hollywood wedding gowns include crystal tulle blushers with organza petals, and corsages embellished with crystals. Detachable flutter sleeves, which double up as cover-ups for the arms, are also in fashion, and can instantly add a cost effective old Hollywood element to a regular wedding gown. This would be a good purchase for those who wish to channel the Old Hollywood look without burning a hole in their pockets.
Old Hollywood style wedding dresses are for the bride who appreciates the glamour and statement-making abilities of Old Hollywood, and who wishes to channel that same charm through their wedding gowns. Given the intense attention to details within the design of the gown, and the delicacy of the fabric, one must be prepared to invest a minimum of $800 for a budget-level gown, and up to $6000 for a designer gown. However, with many do-it-yourself options available, it is also possible to channel the look by having it custom-tailored, and in the event of a real budget crunch, to accessorize with a single piece; glittering tiaras or a sparkling embellished corsage are recommended.
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