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One of the best things about fashion is that once something "goes out of style," eventually time goes by and it's right back in again! The gowns that we sell in our wedding dress store in Miami have an elegant, timeless look about them, but the details within these designs often showcase a fashion feature that stands out and brands it as belonging to a certain time period.
David Abadi, owner of Brides of America, recently found some beautiful wedding photos of family and friends from the past, which he is sharing with us throughout today's blog. This got us to thinking about the different styles that brides seemed to prefer over the years, particularly the 40's, 50's, and 60's. According to David, "Lots of key elements from the wedding dresses of those decades are becoming popular again. I see them in many of the newest styles." (Please note, there were no dates with the vintage photos, so they are not necessarily pictured next to the actual era they are from.) The 1940's This was during war time, so many women simply wore the best dress that they could afford at the time. The ones that were able to afford a bridal gown stuck to simple, modest styles. After the war, there was a boom in weddings when the troops got home, and wedding dresses started to become more stylized. Gibson sleeves were very popular, which were long with a point at the end. High collars were often worn, and you might see netting at the neckline, or a slight sweetheart shape. A modest white or ivory was usually worn, or occasionally a beige.
The 1950's Ballerina-length skirts, on both the brides and their bridesmaids, were all the rage in the 50's. As hemlines became shorter, so did the veil lengths. A fitted bodice with a full skirt was a favorite look, as well as the sweetheart neckline. Brides fell in love with this neckline when Elizabeth Taylor wore it in "Father of the Bride," and later when Grace Kelley wore it in her own wedding with a lace overlay. If a strapless gown was chosen, something, like a bolero jacket, was worn to cover the shoulders for the church ceremony.
The 1960's Waistlines got higher in this decade, and veils continued to get shorter. Many brides wore a pillbox hat with a bouffant veil. Necklines stayed modest and still kept fairly high. An empire silhouette was a style many women chose. Some brides were bold enough to add a few metallic embellishments, and many were seen with floral embellishments.
Every wedding dress is different, but if you look closely enough, you can see similarities between many of them. Styles from the past, combined with modern influences, are what inspire designers to create the exquisite bridal gowns that you see in our online wedding dress store and in our Miami bridal boutique. Look through some old wedding photos, either online or in your family albums, and see if you can spot special elements within those bridal gowns that you would still love to wear today. It's a fun and fashionable trip down memory lane! Once you are inspired, make an appointment to look through the gorgeous gowns at Brides of America to find your own look that will stand the test of time.
The color red seems to be making a huge comeback at Brides of America. Lately, many of the women planning weddings for 2018 are requesting red bridesmaid dresses. Our Miami bridal boutique is very excited about this because Morilee has some amazing special occasion gowns in this vibrant color for us to share with all of our customers.
As the fashionable Audrey Hepburn once said, "There is a shade of red for every woman." It is a magnificent color that always stands out in a crowd. Various shades of red increase enthusiasm, stimulate energy, and encourage confidence in the person wearing it.
Brides in India wear red bridal gowns instead of white. While most of the women that come into our Miami wedding dress store prefer to stick to white, ivory, and champagne shades for their wedding dresses, red is a very popular color to put on their bridesmaids. It can look amazing for a bright & fun summer wedding, a festive winter wedding, or a romantic ceremony near Valentine's Day. This color also works particularly well in fall color schemes and for a dramatic and formal evening wedding.
Another perfect special occasion that the color red fits into perfectly is a young woman's quinceanera celebration. We carry the most beautiful quinceaneara dresses in Miami, and the different styles look exquisite in red.
Bridesmaids aren't the only ones who are loving the color red lately! Recently Brides of America's owner, David Abadi, attended a wedding and noticed that almost 30% of the guests were wearing red dresses. We expect to be seeing a lot of this incredible shade everywhere in the coming months.
If you aren't quite ready to start through the best bridesmaid dresses in Miami, but instead are searching for your dream wedding dress, we've got some exciting news for you! Our Miami bridal boutique is hosting a Morilee Bridal Trunk Show July 7-24. You can call us at 305-620-6606 to schedule a time to come in and try on some of the amazing wedding dress styles that Morilee has created. Once you find that perfect bridal gown, then you can start thinking about those beautiful bridesmaid dresses.