(Closed) Help!! Choosing a vintage style dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Shlendie:  I am also doing a vintage style wedding. I ordered the Casablanca 1975, it almost has an old hollywood look to it. I ordered it in champagne with ivory lace. I’m only 5’2. Look it up on here, it has a lot of pictures with real brides, some have altered it, but I love it just the way it is. Pictures don’t do it justice. Beautiful lace with a suttle sparkle and great shape. At least try it on!

 

Post # 4
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

Check out Sue Wong and Unique Vintage. They have a lot of more affordable dresses that fit the vibe you’re going for.

Post # 5
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68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m doing a 1920s wedding just a week before yours! I’ve ordered Claire Pettibone’s “Yolanda”. I think that any of her sleek, straight styles would be just fine on you if they were altered. Have you looked at her “Chantilly” or “Kristene”? Both gorgeous and 20s friendly 🙂

Post # 9
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2769 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You could totally wear Claire Pettibone even at 5 foot nothing, so long as you don’t choose a dress with detailing at the hem (that you’d lose with alterations).

You coudl also look at Jenny Packham.

It would also help if you’re a size 6 or smaller – they aren’t designers for girls with curves. 

Actually, these style of dresses are close to the best for you (again, provided that you are skinny enough). The sheath style will make you look taller.

My friend who is 5 foot 0 wore a sheath style dress at her wedding. It was cut in just the right places to give her curve. For her, she wanted to avoid anything that could possibly be interpreted as “little girl”, so ballgowns and frills were out. The dress she picked was very sexy on her. 

 

 

Post # 10
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641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I actually think the Hazel dress would be beautiful. Also, as others have mentioned, there are other lovely options that fit what you’re going for. 

I had my dress made. It was $750 total. I wanted a romantic, feminine, vintage look, and I’m only 5’1”.

Here are some photos…

 

Post # 11
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2769 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

^^ That dress is GORGEOUS! Love!

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