Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vintage wedding options

Taking a quick break from holiday pics to bring you some advice from Dear Golden's Lauren. I have a wedding in Two weeks and an flirting with the idea of wearing vintage. Here are some of my favs from her shop and what Lauren has to say:




1) what would you wear to a wedding in a chilly month? (many options since they are indoors!) it's hard to choose what to wear! since i might not wear black to a summer wedding i might wear the black dress with the fur collar, understatedand elegant! or velvet, i love velvet and wish it was more "in style", i think it comes and goes, but there are some amazing vintage velvet dresses and those are perfect for a late autumn/winter wedding.
2) why do you love the idea of vintage to a wedding? well, i love the idea of vintage to anything, anywhere anytime - but vintage to a wedding is particularly befitting. a wedding is an exercise in tradition and it's despite the fashions of the day, it's a timeless day. wearing a garment that honors the past is a great way to celebrate someones future!


3) Tell us about dress size in vintage and what we might need to know?vintage sizing is much different than modern sizing. for instance a modern size 4 is a vintage size 10. the very best and only way to get the best fit from a vintage garment is to know your measurements -bust, waist and hips primarily. i always give those measurements for dresses, so no matter what size the tags says, you know the garments fits by the measurements. ladies, measure yourself!

Thanks Lauren!



9 comments:

Torie Jayne said...

Great advice! I love the navy one the best! Have a sweet day!

MrJeffery said...

All the dresses are so awesome. I really like the last one best for the occasion.

Brandi said...

I'm absolutely in love with the first dress. I think vintage is the way to go. Can't wait to see what you choose!

Jaime said...

Love that first dress too!

Selma said...

Oh...love the first and the third dress. :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I was going to suggest Navy- I think it's a great winter, wedding color. But I see you also already thought of that! :) Wearing vintage to a wedding is great as long as it looks like the ones you picked out!

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emily said...

Lovely, and I love the Dear Golden site. Just a heads up though- the link that you've used isn't working. You've used two http:// in the link, so if anybody else wants to get to the site they'll need to remove one of them. I'm excited to see what you pick otherwise though!

Amanda Nicole said...

The first one has indeed stolen my heart.

marie said...

These are lovely, I really like the first one