Inspired: Vintage Looks

Every bride has an idea of the look or theme they want for their wedding. The one word we hear the most is “vintage”. What defines vintage is different from bride to bride. Here are just some of the ideas that brides have of vintage wedding dresses and how to describe them to your bridal stylist.

Old Hollywood

Brides who choose Old Hollywood as a wedding theme are inspired by actresses such as Audrey Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, and Marilyn Monroe. These women wore gowns that were simple and elegant. When they walked into a scene of a movie, you couldn’t take your eyes off of her. The ways they achieved this was with simple silhouettes and rich fabrics. Here are two examples:

Film starlets embraced their curves and wore fabrics that not only looked but felt luxurious. This satin mermaid wedding gown from our Sincerity Bridal collection enhances a brides shape and has buttons that trail along the entire back of the gown.


Anyone who has watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s knows that Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of sophistication and elegance. Her signature style was the Tea Dress. To get this look for your wedding we like the clean lines of  this mikado and tulle wedding gown from Stella York.  Add a red lip to either of these two styles for a glamorous effect.



A theme we are still seeing a lot of in weddings is the vintage rustic. Many brides want to feel comfortable but still want to look and feel like a bride. Imagine an outdoor setting near an old barn or in a garden with a lot of flowers and greenery. This bride is looking for a light and lacy wedding gown that maybe won’t have too much beading and possibly a finished hem.

A bride looking for a more fitted style might opt for something off the shoulder to add a little drama to her look. We love this wedding gown from Sincerity Bridal.


For the vintage rustic bride who maybe sees herself in something a little fuller, this Stella York style is perfect. The combination of Chantilly lace with an overlay of Alençon lace appliques creates dimension. This a-line dress is a beautiful option for a bride who is seeking a vintage and bohemian vibe on her wedding day.


The Great Gatsby

This novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald about opulence and grandeur has made brides want their wedding day to be an amazing party that is completely over the top.  With that said, this this also applies to the wardrobe of the bride and the bridal party. A bride might find a wedding gown with lots of sparkle or ruffles; maybe even a combination of both.

This stunning wedding gown from Stella York is a show stopper. No one will be able to look away from the bride in this.


For the bride who wants a gown that is light but still has the drama and sparkle we recommend this wedding gown from Stella York. The beaded detail on the bodice, cap sleeves, and low back leave no questions as to who the bride is.


Bridesmaids can get in on the sparkle too. We love the sequin collection from Sorella Vita . Your bridesmaids will be excited to wear these bridesmaids dresses again and again!


Whatever a bride’s definition of vintage is, her wedding should be everything she imagine it would be. All of these timeless looks and more are available at Wonderland Bridal. Make your appointment today!

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