Wedding dress expert, Jennifer Bone gives her top tips for creating a vintage-inspired look
Meet wedding dress expert, Jennifer Bone from My Little Wedding Shop
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"Here at My Little Wedding Shop, we love a vintage vibe, whether it’s the use of perfectly spaced covered buttons, lace detailing or full-length sleeves. The beauty of this theme is how effective it can be when mixed with a modern twist. Having a vintage feel to your wedding doesn’t mean you have to go all out with afternoon tea etc, you can pick out elements you like to complement your individual style.
"A beautifully tailored bridal gown is timeless and combined with a statement piece of lace is a wonderful way of incorporating a period feel into your outfit. This could be by accessorising with a statement, high collared lace cape or having a panel feature in an otherwise plain dress. Finish with a high-low hemline to bring your design up-to- date and show off your beautiful shoes.
"For a more glamorous inspired look, we love taking inspiration from the 1930s Hollywood scene with a bias-cut. These are perfect for a bride wanting a more fitted silhouette without going for the restrictions of a full mermaid. It’s incredibly comfortable to wear and creates a stunning silhouette that can be complemented with a statement veil instead of a long train. These accentuate the natural curves of your figure and create a flow with the fabric. It works perfectly with a smoky eye and deep coloured lips to add a sultry feel.
"For a softer look, the ballgown silhouette works perfectly with lace sleeve. The slightly fuller Bishop sleeve is very popular right now, it gathers into a cuff at the wrist to create a very elegant look. Using a more contemporary lace with a symmetrical design is a great way to update this style and can be worn as part of a separate overlay.
"Combining these ideas along with a bride’s style is what makes creating bespoke bridalwear so much fun and ensures that our brides have a dress that is perfect for their day."