Post # 76
Such a great thread! I agree that extreme anything is going to look dated, and I also think being trendy for the sake of being trendy isn’t going to make sense to anyone later on (like PP who said her friend was going for a rustic barn look while her personality was high end fashionista).
However, I got married in New England in an old white church and had a reception in a old, barn-like building, because that is a lot of what we have for large buildings in New England, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. It made sense for me. And I think that’s the point–you have to do what makes sense for you, where you are.
We did not have any mason jars in our decor. 😉
Post # 77
Also, in defense of the sweetheart neckline! I grew up loving this dress from the ’40s, although the movie was set in the 1900s. The poofy sleeves have come and gone several times, apparently! I think the sweetheart neckline is pretty timeless.
Post # 78
AddieNicole: I’d say straight fitted floor length skirts. Like the Maggie Sottero ‘Fredrika’ I’m going to wear! (see pic) I admit tight skirts like that are like something from the 70’s, but it’s a glory to walk in. I’ll have to take baby-steps down the aisle tho. Suspenders risk showing thru as well but I’ve got a divine anti-static pretty waist-slip to wear underneath… which solves that*
Post # 79
KingsDaughter: Honestly, I think a thread devoted to men’s wedding wear through the decades is better deserved, lol. I think 90’s wedding gowns get a bad wrap. I like spaghetti straps and straight bodices, lol. I also love the 70’s prairie princes wedding gowns. They are a guilty pleasure
Post # 80
MoonAndStars: Oh, I agree that halo rings are classic, it’s just that they are relentlessly everywhere now. Every 3rd ring is a halo, and often an cushion halo. Like sweetheart bodices which as everywhere.
A sweetheart bodice is classic, other bodices ncklines have always existed, too. You would barely know it looking at today’s dresses.
Post # 81
ksn1219: Well, you look Vavarooooom in it! haha. I’ll bet those Pinina dresses are silk and that gives them a layer of superb-ness.
Post # 82
Bridey77: That dress is gorgeous, if you are talking about the 2nd one from the top. But I think it’s a contemporary photo. There are just too many things that don’t add up for that period: her bouquet is huge and round and doesn’t look of the period to me, her hair is a little off, her lips are too dark, the lighting is off.
But that dress! Fabulous. This looks like a movie still from a high end costume drama except for that bouquet.
and now I have to confess: amy I the only person who hates 30’s an d 40’s fashions? I don’t like those dresses.
Post # 83
FauxPas2012: Thank you! It’s dupioni (sp?) silk. I’d never heard of that until I took it to my seamstress and she said it was an amazing fabric. The fit is amazing though. It’s actually a sample, but I swear it was made for me.
Post # 84
whitemochi622: puffed sleeved on non-wedding dresses did actually come back in a few years ago, but they were toned down a bit – nowhere near the “I’ve got a pumpkin on my shoulder” look from the 1980s.
I think what’s possibly different from now to previous eras is that we have easier access to pictures and photos of what was previously fashionable in other areas, what our families and celebrities wore, what has been in movies of the past and so on.
Whereas in the 1940s, I’m not sure if women knew that those puffy sleeves had previously been fashionable in the 15th century. Or that women in the 1970s knew that their wedding dressses were inspired by late-Victorian fashion.
We definitely hype up what is considered to be ugly and unfashionable more than our parents would have been able to – the internet can take the credit for that. That makes it harder for the more extreme trends to come back into fashion.
Post # 85
sometimes I don’t even think it’s the dresses that look dated, but the hair and makeup. You can def see the difference between makeup from the 90’s and today
Post # 86
I would also say ‘funny’ photobooth props and maybe even colored wedding dresses e.g. ombré style.
I’ve been freaking out about this issue every now and then while planning my wedding. My dress is definitely very contemporary (extreme fishtail, cutout back) and surely will look dated quite soonbut I still love it sinceit’s so me. I have tried to ind a more timeless dress but I just don’t like them.
Then I realized that no matter what I o or which dres I will choose, everything is going to look dated at some point. Uch thing as completely timeless wedding just doesn’t excist and that’s how it’s supposed to be. Not even Grac Kelly’s wedding look would sill look completely right at 2014.
And I agree that hair and makeup usually play the biggest part.