Monday, 15 March 2010

The Fabulous 50s- todays bridal style tip!

There is a huge trend towards the 1950's for bridalwear now. It has always been there bubbling under the surface but seems to becoming more mainstream now, rather than just for those alternative brides. I think it throws up lots of colour options for brides too that can otherwise be limiting. This is a real favourite look of mine and I tried to incorporate a little of it on my wedding day last year wearing little ladylike gloves, with a mini beehive hairdo and flicked cat like eyeliner and my lovely bridesmaid Helen wore a strapless 50s style taffeta dress with net petticoat and waist bow tie. The good thing about this look is it can be blended with other looks/themes too, for example it fits well with a vintage theme.

Here are a few favourite dresses I have found whilst browsing the net today on this theme

Candy Anthony specialises in these styles and they are absolutely gorgeous!

In order from top left, Circa Brides, Eternity bride, David Fielden, Ian Stuart and Sara Treble

Accessories options really open up too with this look A short veil looks cute but with so many other options out there you can afford to experiment.....which you know I love to do! Below dress and bow detail coat by Stewart Prvin and oversized pink hairbow by Edwina Ibbotson.

Here are a few of my more retro, quirky pieces from the collection that work well with this 50s look.

From left to right- The Lola lace head-piece, the Rita birdcage veil headpiece and the Maddie bow hairband.

50s dresses tend to be shorter so shoe clips are a great idea with this look!

I am sure she won't mind me sharing this with you. My friend Becs rocked her 50s bride look at her wedding last year! It ws one of the best weddings I have been to and the theme extended into her village fete style bunting and retro ice cream van she hired! We even did welly wanging on the green opposite the venue. Brilliant fun!

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