Hello Lovelies, in Part two of my blog about how I work, I am going to explain how we can update the dresses to make them ‘fashionable’.

1930s lace gown from my extensive collection worn in a simple Boho alternative way

If my clients want complete authenticity that is wonderful and I love it, but I am always aware that other brides like a more updated feel, whilst still being unmistakably vintage. I am proud that each of the brides I have worked with look completely unique, from formal long lace gowns to Boho alternative looks and everything in between.

We can breathe new life in to the gowns by changing a sleeve or lowering a neckline, or we can keep the original features and show you how to wear it with complete authenticity. Either way you will find a dress that suits your own personal style, even if you are not quite sure what that is yet.

Another one of my beautiful Boho brides wearing her dress in a very modern way
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Another beautiful real bride with a very different look.
Gorgeous real bride wearing a 40s satin wedding vintage dress from my collection

With some of the older dresses in my collection, for example 40s vintage wedding dresses, the sleeve can have quite a bit of “puff”. We do a very simple alteration if this is not to your taste to eliminate some the gathering.

We can also lower the neckline in keeping with the age and style of the dresses to make them more flattering, or add any embellishment like lace and beading. The end result is to make the dress truly yours and create a modern stylish vintage look, that manages to balance being from a past era with being modern and fashionable.

I will leave you with an image of another beautiful real bride in a 60s vintage wedding gown.

Do check back again next Friday for another post and have a great weekend

Helena x