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Does anyone have any ideas for long bridesmaid dresses that would go with a formal vintage theme like Downton Abbey or Great Gatsby? Sort of 1910-1930’s? My dress is a lace tip-of the shoulder capped sleeve style modified a-line. We’re still choosing between 2 venues, but both have sort of a luxury european garden vibe, and it will be a summer evening…
What about for the men… we’re thinking definitely tuxes with bow ties… but how do we make it cohesive without being costumey?
Post # 3
Hey! I’m going for the exact same look and just posted about it: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-obsession-art-deco-bridesmaid-dresses-accessories. Sue Wong makes AWESOME flapper dresses in addition to the ones I pictured in my post.
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Post # 5
I would recommend a seamstress. I imagine you want something like this, correct?
My chief bridesmaid’s dress was created from a 1930s vintage pattern. I paid for it, as this is the proper thing to do in the UK and in my family. The dresses below are from the pre-World War I era (approximately 1913). There is a big difference between the Edwardian era, the mid-to-late 1920s (flapper dresses were much shorter, but never shorter than knee-length), and the 1930s when asymmetrical and bias-cut dresses became popular.
I’ll try to find some patterns and fashion illustrations from the different decades for you.
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