Post # 1
So, I have always been in love with movies from the 1940’s and 50’s and my dream is to look reminiscent of a Hollywood starlet like Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake, Gene Tierney, or Marilyn Monroe. I thought I had found the perfect dress (Jim Hjelm JH5123), but the fabric looked and felt like windbreaker material (stiff and reflective) and the alternate fabric for it was very scratchy and also stiff. I ended up ordering a different dress in a soft satin (Impression 1568) that is actually way more figure flattering, but I’m worried it’s too boring. I’m going to try to embellish the look with a fur stole, opera length gloves, cage veil, and some kinda vintage sparkly brooch, but I’m still worried that it looks too generic. Any thoughts, suggestions? It would be much appreciated 🙂
P.S. Both of these are actually bridesmaids dresses that are available in white (I photoshopped the color). I couldn’t find anything in regualr bridal that didn’t feel super bulky in the skirt (added bonus- these are way more affordable)
Post # 3
@acetylenequeen: The second dress is absolutely beautiful on you. I love it. =)
Post # 4
I LOVE the one on the right! I instantly thought that looks like Veronica Lake even before I read the post. I love the 40’s and 50’s too! I think that will all of the extras that the dress won’t need any embelishments. Your hair, makeup, gloves, stole, veil, and brooch will bring it into the time period you want to emulate. 🙂
Post # 5
I love that first one on you for the look your going for, very Marilyn-esq! Though I think it would need to be taken in a little at the knee… The second one is more flattering on your figure but it doesn’t scream 40’s-50’s to me.
Can we see the dress you bought?
Post # 6
the dress on the right… oh my god… looks so stunningly good on you. with the accessories you described, it will be exactly the look you’re going for
Post # 7
A vintage brooch or sparkly belt will help add some glamour. I LOVE the dress you ended up getting though, and don’t think it is too generic at all! Once you have all your accessories put together with it, that will definitely help the look.
Post # 8
I love the 2nd one on you! It is so flattering (although both look great on you!) and I think with the cage veil, gloves and fur stole it will totally be old hollywood!
Post # 9
I LOVE the second dress! I can see your vision and you will look amazing!
Post # 10
That second dress is gorgeous on you !! And with the look that you are planning on going with, I think you are gonna look so perfect !
Post # 11
Thank you for your comments!!! all very reassuring 🙂
@o0olibelulao0o I agree- I loved the first one for it’s Marilyn-esq-ness! But, the 2nd dress is the one I bought. I realize that the way I phrased it that wasn’t totally clear.
Also, here was my little “inspiration collage” I put together
Post # 12
I cant wait to see how it all turns out ! You are gonna be one fabulously glamourous bride !
Post # 13
I am not saying anything new, but that dress on the right is FABULOUS on you! That is the one. I’m doing something similar in September. Can’t wait!
Post # 14
Wow, both of those dresses look awesome and very “bridal” on you. Nice one!
Post # 15
I feel like the first dress is more in keeping with your theme. As another poster suggested, I would have it taken in more at the knee for a more fit and flare look, and maybe have the neckine made a more dramatic sweetheart. Oh, and a coloured crinoline underneath to peek out during pics!
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
love #2 (glad that’s the one you got). I think gloves would be great!