Top Wedding Dress Designers for Vintage Romantic Brides
For every style of brides, there is a bridal gown designer whose vision matches hers. Finding the perfect dress for your wedding often just comes down to figuring out which designer’s style best matches your own. These are some of the top wedding dress designers for brides who adore the vintage romantic style.
Claire Pettibone: This designer has captured the imagination of romance-loving brides with her delicate lingerie inspired bridal gown collection. Claire Pettibone’s dresses are generally slender silhouettes created from fluid silks that move gently when you walk. She uses a lot of dreamy lace to beautiful effect. The lace is very fine and gossamer, so that it does not add any stiffness to the dresses. Other special details found in Claire Pettibone dresses are dainty cap sleeves, hints of color, and soft tiers on the skirts. Brides who choose a Claire Pettibone dress should keep their hair accessories and bridal jewelry sets just as delicate as the gowns themselves.
BHLDN: Few new bridal collections were as eagerly anticipated as this one from Anthropologie. Pronounced “beholden”, this is the perfect collection of wedding dresses for the bride who swoons over the retro / chic / bohemian style of Anthropologie. BHLDN features wedding dresses which are inspired by a wide range of vintage time periods, from white cotton lace dresses that look like turn of the century underpinnings to flirty 1950′s style party dresses. The diverse collection is unified by an unabashed love of texture. You will find pleating, dotted Swiss, silk petals, blush tulle, lace, and even crocheted dresses. Completing your look is easy, since BHLDN has shoes and headpieces to complement every gown.
Jenny Packham: When you want exquisite vintage beadwork with a big dash of red carpet glamor, look no further than British gown designer Jenny Packham. Her wedding gowns are very closely related to the fabulous dresses that Hollywood celebrities wear for premiers, because she designs for both worlds. Packham’s dresses mostly channel the glamorous era of the 1920s and 1930s, with slender silhouettes that would have been just right for a screen goddess from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The gowns are most notable for their incredibly intricate beading and gorgeous draping. Vintage inspired crystal bridal jewelry would strike the right note with one of Jenny Packham’s stunning dresses.
Amy Kuschel: Shop Amy Kuschel for vintage romantic style gowns which are light and comfortable to wear. Her gowns are not as boldly retro as those from designers like BHLDN or Claire Pettibone, but would be lovely for the bride who wants a wedding dress with a hint of vintage flair without looking like a period piece. Amy Kuschel dresses have a certain sweetness about them that would be very pretty for a spring wedding, but they are also sophisticated enough for an evening soiree. Most of her gowns have slender skirts, and many feature details such as sheer lace necklines or draped chiffon accents. Whichever particular interpretation of vintage romantic style suits your fancy, you are sure to find the perfect wedding dress in the collections of one of these designers.
Bridget Mora is the former manager of a high end bridal salon that featured both modern romantic and original vintage bridal gowns. She now advises the customers of Silverland Jewelry about how to match the perfect bridal jewelry and other accessories to their dream wedding dress.