Many people who are planning a unique or themed wedding often shop for a Vintage Wedding Dress. There are quite a few styles that fall under the classification of vintage wedding dress here are a few of the more popular ones
Medieval Wedding Dresses
Medieval wedding dresses are designed to evoke the feel of England in the Middle Ages with lords, ladies, knights in shining armor and kings and queens. These dresses are true to the styles of that time and should not be confused with the more modern Princess or Fairytale wedding Dresses. Medieval dresses have long sleeves with very wide flares at the end of the sleeve. Most of them also feature a very high band across the waist. The dress will be long and touch the floor and drape outward on all sides. More elaborate dresses will have appliquÃ©s or fine delicate embroiderery for trim.
Charleston and Flapper Style Wedding Dresses
Another popular period for wedding dresses is the 1920-1930’s. The art deco period is characterized by highly stylized Charleston era flapper dresses. This style of dress looks best if you have a small slight body style or physique. Typically they are sleeveless and feature a dramatic back. The hips tend to be snug and the skirt is shorter without touching the floor. Skirts tend to have an asymmetrical hemline (angled not straight) made up of lots of lacy layers.
Gypsy or Bohemian Style Wedding Dresses
While gypsy or bohemian style wedding dresses don’t have mass market appeal, they do have a niche strong following. They are characterized by loose, flirty flowing designs with simple beading or embroidery. To compliment this style of dress it’s best to wear a bandana style veil that wraps around the head