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Friday, 14 February 2014 00:00

10 Wonderful Vintage Wedding Dresses

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A vintage - or vintage inspired - wedding gown can bring timeless, classic style to your special day. We've selected some of our favourite d'Italia fabric dresses that capture that retro spirit, as well as some of the most iconic celebrity gowns.
This fun, Rockabilly style, wedding dress is paired with a light flyaway veil and elegant lace gloves. The d'Italia fabric gown features a tea-length skirt and classy details on the collar and half sleeves. The bride's look is completed with a retro hairstyle and a classic red lip and nail colour.         Our genuine French lace is featured in this tea-length gown. The champagne waist detail adds colour, while the three-quarter lace sleeves are an elegant touch to the simple but beautiful dress.       This sleeveless d'Italia fabric gown is simple and effortlessly elegant. The cocktail length skirt is perfect for outdoor weddings and is paired with a fingertip-length veil.       ICONIC CELEBRITY GOWNS:   The gown worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1957 film 'Funny Face' started the trend of tea-length wedding dresses. The simple drop-waisted Givenchy design was paired with a flyaway veil, with a small bow on top.         Ava Gardner married Frank Sinatra in 1951, wearing this unconventional halter neck dress, with a unique neckline. The gown also featured sheer capped sleeves and accentuated Gardner's curves.         Natalie Wood wed Robert Wagner in 1957 in this gown, featuring a cocktail-length, narrow skirt and face-framing lace hood. The wedding dress was designed by costume designer Howard Shoup.         Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller also married in 1957, Monroe choosing to wear an empire line gown. The bride's signature curves looked gorgeous in the dress, with a ruched bodice and elbow length sleeves. The look was completed with a full shoulder-length veil.       Elizabeth Taylor married her first husband, Nicky Hilton, in 1950. The stunning bride wore a Helen Rose full-length gown and a fingertip-length veil. The gown featured an off-the-shoulder design and delicate lace 'scarf' collar.         Jackie Kennedy, then still Jacqueline Bouvier, chose an off-the-shoulder wedding dress by Ann Lowe. The ivory gown featured a classic feminine silhouette and an amazing long, lace veil.       Our list wouldn't be complete without one of the most famous wedding gowns of all time - Grace Kelly's Helen Rose designed dress worn in 1956. Over 50 years on and the elegance and beauty of the incredible long-sleeve lace gown is still an inspiration for many.         To book a free consultation with us phone (03) 9509 4633 d'Italia is open 7 days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne  
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Jackie
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