"Vintage Décennies" (Vintage Decades) is a resplendent set of couture wedding gowns intended for a varied bridal audience. Bold fluorescents represents a youthful bride with an eye for the exuberant. Adriana is reminiscent of a glow-in-the-dark jellyfish while Katy typifies a futuristic pop princess. If hot pink and tangerine are way out of your comfort zone, there are many vintage inspired looks that will appeal to your romantic side.
Named after iconic stars of yesteryear, like Grace Kelly and Brigitte Bardot, each ivory and white masterpiece embraces the glamour of retro silhouettes, which has been modified to suit the 21st century bride-to-be. Flapperesque dresses with long beaded necklaces, tiered frills and headbands pay tribute to the 20's (Paulette & Maureen), and dainty lace drop waist dresses with fluid column skirts depict the thirties (Janet & Norma). The forties subscribe to sophistication with gowns modeled after Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake.
Voluminous satin ballgown skirts remind us of the feminine 50's (Elizabeth & Grace), whilst shorter frocks cite the frivolous sixties. The 70's are denoted by hippie chic lace and georgette dresses. Moving into a more memorable time, massively ruffled skirts and extravagant princess gowns shaped the 80's and 90's, which slowly fizzled out into more minimalistic looks.
Today, you can have a wedding gown in highlighter yellow that will ensure an unforgettable stroll down the aisle (just make sure you provide your guests with some sunglasses for the glare). Or, you can find inspiration in the enchantment of a vintage fashion era which Max Chaoul has redefined to fit into the present.
Here is a look at Max Chaoul's Couture Wedding Collection 2013.
Which vintage inspired gown would define your bridal style?
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