History of the Vintage Wedding Dress

History of the Vintage Wedding Dress

You’ve managed to build a strong relationship with your partner and now you’re getting married! Congratulations! Now comes the fun part; you have to help produce an event that perfectly represents yourself and your partner. While it can seem like an impossible task, we promise that it’s doable. One of the biggest aspects that people angst over, is getting that perfect gown. If you’re struggling to find a gorgeous modern gown, maybe you should consider a different route. Why not go for a vintage dress? Lucy Can’t Dance produce stunning vintage wedding dresses in Essex that will leave you looking gorgeous on your big day.

There are many fantastic aspects to modernity. Thanks to technology, we’re now more connected to the rest of the globe than ever. A whole new world of possibilities has been opened to us, giving us the chance at a more diverse and enriched life. However, that’s not to say that there isn’t a lot we can take from the past. Do you ever watch Golden Age Hollywood movies and compare them to modern romantic films? The modern iteration can’t hold a candle to the romance films of old. By opting for a vintage wedding dress, you’re able to embrace the timeless eras of romance that modernity can’t quite capture.

Before having a look at our gorgeous range of vintage wedding dresses in Essex, it’s probably useful to know what ‘vintage’ means. The more you know, the more options you will have.

What is a Vintage Wedding Dress?

Before hopping into discussing the various types of vintage wedding dresses in Essex, we have to explain what people mean when they refer to something as ‘vintage’. Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy definition. Vintage is a subjective term that means different things to different people. Broadly speaking, when people refer to something as being ‘vintage’, it means it comes from the wide period of time between the early 1900s and the 1980s (and it’s slowly creeping along to include the 1990s). Obviously, wedding dress fashion has changed a lot in this time, and this is reflected in our wide variety of vintage wedding dresses in Essex. So, to really nail what you vintage look you want, you need to get a little more specific in terms of time periods.

Vintage Silk Wedding Dress

The Roaring Twenties

If you take even the smallest glances at our gorgeous collection of bridal gowns, you’d probably be able to guess that we are a big fan of this fashion era. Many of the dresses in the Lucy Can’t Dance wedding dress collection are inspired by the silhouettes, materials and embellishments of the 1920s and 1930s. The roaring twenties offer a range of themes that can be incorporated into your wedding, and this can create a unique experience that your guests won’t forget. However, the dresses from this era are the biggest selling point. Picture long, elegant gowns that provide a flattering drape down the body; embellished with ornate beading, jazzy patterns and sparkles. There is always the worry that the style of dress will look too much like a costume. However, our vintage wedding dresses in Essex have a modern twist that will add a touch of glamour to any wedding ceremony. It’s a gorgeous style of gown that will suit any bride.

Sleeved Vintage Wedding Dress

The Flying Forties

If you’re a fan of sleeves, you’ll be a fan of the 1940s. We know it’s easy for more quirky brides to totally write off the 1940s due to the fact that the typical style was an A-line skirt or a full ball gown. However, there are elements that can be taken from this era that will make for a truly breathtaking dress than even a non-traditional bride will love. Sleeves are a big part of that. Simply adding some ornate sleeves to a modern gown can give it a more timeless romantic look. This is something that has been utilised to great effect throughout various pieces of the Lucy Can’t Dance bridal collection. The 1940s into the 1950s are also the eras of tea-length dresses; giving you more length options so that you can have the shape and silhouette you truly desire.

Delicate Lace Vintage Wedding Dress

The Swinging Sixties

The 1960s; the era of flower power and free-spirited fashion. If you’re a bride who wants a bohemian look, the 1960s is the perfect era to take inspiration from. If you love flowing dresses made of delicate lace and floral patterns, you’ll love the 1960s. It’s also the era of metallic embellishments; it was the space race after all. If you’ve seen our Cosmic Rodeo range, you’ll know a bit of sparkle added to a vintage dress can make for a spectacular finished piece. Our vintage wedding dresses in Essex make use of the best elements of fashion from history to create a stunning, unique look.

The best part about opting for a vintage wedding dress in Essex is that vintage dresses are inherently unique. They are special gowns that stand out from the crowd. Not many brides will have a similar design to you. This is something that we are proud to offer at the Lucy Can’t Dance Studio in Chelmsford. We offer one-on-one appointments so that you can try on as many dresses as you would like. We also offer bespoke dresses; you can mix and match until you have the dress of your dreams.

For more information on our vintage wedding dresses in Essex, please feel free to get in contact. We’d be delighted to assist.


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