Vintage Silk Gowns

Vintage inspired wedding gowns are back with a bang. You will now see many brides who want something different asking for a vintage touch to their wedding dresses. In fact, the fashion trend is becoming so popular that it may soon become mainstream too I believe. Short, long, full and sleek, these dresses are inspired the most classical brides.

They call upon flattering silhouettes, soft necklines, and traditional silk and lace patterns for creating styles that are both effortless and versatile. Famous and stylish brides from the past remain fashion icons to this day as their vintage wedding gowns have become timeless pieces that the world adores even now. I personally love them, and believe they are relevant to this day, thanks to the modern day adaptations.

grace kelly wedding dress

When Grace Kelly got married to Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956, she was seen wearing a silk taffeta dress with pearls. At that time, this was believed to be one of the most elegant bridal dresses. The look inspired the fashion icon Kate Middleton to adapt this dress for her own wedding.

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There Have Been Other Celebrities Too

Of course, Grace and Kate were not the only ones. For instance, Lady Diana when she married Prince Charles in 1981 wore an ivory silk with a full skirt, puffed sleeves, and cathedral chain, and she looked fabulous in it. Earlier during the 1940s, when Queen Elizabeth II got married, she was seen wearing an ivory gown with silver thread, tulle embroidery, and white pearls. This was a fabulous dress, but more modest than other wedding dresses. I believe she chose it that way because the World War II had just ended a couple of years back.

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Wedding Dress

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Jacqueline Kennedy, the American royal fashion icon was also seen wearing an ivory silk dress with shoulder sleeves for her marriage in the 1950s when she married JFK. So ivory silk seem to have been a hot favorite of the celebrities for many years, and for good reasons too. It certainly looks great. The veil was made of lace, a style she took from her grandmother. The look of Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding dress is now back in style. You will find many brides these days wearing gowns that resemble this look.

You can buy silk fabrics for dresses at the Tissura online store. Tissura stocks premium silk from the leading brands for wedding gowns and other items of clothing.

silk wedding dresses

The wedding dresses of today are using the vintage essences of the classics with subtle shimmer, and delicate patterns. As a result, the wedding dresses of many brides who want to look special are classic enough, but still good for modern brides. You can go for the look to feel vintage and timeless.

ivory silk wedding gown

But make sure that the silk or other material you choose for your dress is of the finest quality. It’s your big day, and you need to make it super memorable. You need the best of everything for the occasion.

Why Wear a Vintage Wedding Dress

There are many reasons to wear a vintage dress. For instance, you can choose from more styles, the quality of construction is often better particularly those from the 1950s or earlier, its price can be cheaper, and overall it will be more unique.

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  • Dresses from the 1920s had narrow shoulder, loose-fitting sheath, and no waistband. Girls with apple, straight and petite figures will look best in them.
  • 1930s wedding dresses looked narrow and slim. They often revealed curves. Best for girls with curvy, straight, tall, and slender figures.
  • The 1940s wedding dresses had sweetheart neckline, puffed shoulders, narrow or full skirts, short skirt lengths, and peplums. Brides were often seen wearing wedding suits. Good for apple, hourglass, and curvy girls.
  • During the 1950s brides would wear dresses with full skirts (full or tea length), fitted waist, with princess cut. Try this if you have a petite, hourglass, curvy, or a pear shape.
  • Empire waists used to rule the 1960s. The dresses also had shorter A-line shifts and long slender skirts. Good for brides with straight, petite, or apple figures.
  • But in the 1970s, it was the time for flowy and loose gowns with narrow skirts. The Victorian trend with puff shoulder revived. These styles will work best for the tall brides.

Non-Vintage Silk Wedding Dresses of Celebrities

Vintage looks great, but a non-vintage silk wedding gown can also rock the show. We have seen many celebrities wearing them –

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  1. Julianne Hough – She looked gorgeous in a strapless classic dress with 37 buttons that ran down the back and more than 20 yards of silk radzimir.
  2. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli – Wiley was seen in an off-the-shoulder top, crisp skirt, and a two-piece silk faille. Morelli wore a silk-crepe jumpsuit that had a crystal beaded collar and cape.
  3. Angelina Jolie – When she married Brad Pitt in 2014, Jolie was seen in a fabulous silk-satin gown, an A-line skirt and a train, which Luigi Massi custom made for her at Atelier Versace. The embroidery made it truly special.
  4. Gwen Stefani – During her marriage with Gavin Rossdale in 2002, Gwen was seen in a gown made of silk faille, and a white bodice, which blended into a pink skirt and train. Gwen was seen twice in the dress, at London during the ceremony and then a couple of weeks later at the vow-renewal ceremony in Los Angeles.
  5. Sofia Vergara – Sofia married Joe Manganiello in November 2015 wearing a strapless silk-tulle gown with a flowing train and removable skirt. The dress was designed by Zuhair Murad.

Other celebrities like Jessica Biel, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and Caroline Kennedy also opted for different styles of silk gowns for their weddings. It’s clearly not a surprise, given how beautiful the fabric looks.