Vintage Shopping: Finding the Right Romantic Dress
You found it. The dress that existed only in your mind but is now a reality. Gilded with threads of gold and magnificent embroidery, elegantly designed with a blend of romantically-flowing silk and chiffon, the color is perfect The length is just right. But the style, the vintage, smartly-executed, sweet yet seductive vintage style is what you’ve been looking for, hoping to find. Vintage shopping can be a pain, filled with disappointments at the thrift store, hopes and dreams at the antique shop, or endless searching online. We have compiled a list of the best styles to look for when on your vintage shopping excursions. Look for these styles to ensure you have an authentic blend.
Vintage Bridal Dresses for Spring
Guests are seated in the reception hall. Outside the french doors, the wedding entourage is posing for pictures before dinner. The guests are talking about one thing alone: the vintage theme of the wedding. Victorian vintage bridal dresses run through each of the bridal party, the men wearing three-piece suits and top hats. The Mother of the Bride is adorned with a long embroidered gown that is both classical and befitting. The bridesmaids wear peach Edwardian-esque gowns and the Bride is infinitely beautiful in a softly decorated long white gown. Without the bygone eras, the lovely lace and attention to proper detail and manner would not still be sought after today. In preparation for spring weddings, we are giving you a tantalizing taste from the new Nataya spring line of what you might wear (or see) for a vintage wedding.
Cocktail Length Vintage Dresses for Every Event
In a sea of people, one girl will stand out. Deliciously alluring with sheer sleeves and vintage embroidery,the dress speaks for itself. Poised, intelligent, and so-very unique, antique-inspired cocktail length vintage dresses will make a statement with a classic elegance that comes with every Nataya original piece. For the modern girl, we offer options that will fit her ever-changing perspective. Here are a few of our favorites, perfect for engagement photos, bridesmaids dresses, or an informal vintage bride.
Vintage Plus-Size Styles for All Seasons
A lady with true confidence always catches the eye. Adorned with antique embroidered lace or dressed head-to-toe in one of our signature Downton Abbey style dresses, your love for the romantic and lovely will be fulfilled. Nataya designs are revolutionary in their vintage plus-size dresses, focusing on the delicate embellishments and glamorous inspiration of age-old eras. In one of these elegant styles, you won’t be compromising on what you want. Your oh-so-specific love of all things romantic, vintage, or Gothic are yours to have and to hold. Here are just a few of what we offer in vintage plus-size attire. Each handcrafted for the perfect fit, you’ll have everything you need.
Vintage Pastel Bridesmaid Dresses
Nothing compares to the romance and loveliness of vintage pastel bridesmaid dresses. Bathed in light chiffon, these gowns are breezy and fun. They are a perfect compliment for a vintage bride. As spring is rounding the corner, imagine these gloriously embellished shades of pastel wisp across a green lawn, float down the aisle of a church or prance across a beach side paradise. These hues are a must-have for 2014, with pastel outerwear and dresses coming back full swing into vogue for the year.
Layered Vintage Dresses by Nataya
Sailing across the veranda, the lady exudes grace and charm. In one hand, she holds a delicate tea cup. In the other, she tilts her skirt as she steps down to walk through a manicured garden path. The lengths of the skirt are eye-catching, blooming in front and behind of her peeking ankles. A gossamer blend of chiffon, lace, and silky satin can elevate a woman to an otherworldly status. Whether floating through the garden, sitting in the shade at a picnic, strolling through a field of wildflowers or simply sailing across the dance floor, the dreamy quality of layered vintage dresses is without compare. To fulfill that fairy-floating romance that you ladies love, here are some of our very favorite layered skirts and gowns.
Best Dresses for a Forest-Inspired Wedding
Birds chirp and squirrels chatter as the morning unfolds. The ground is covered with soft moss and sweet redwood shavings. The rain has quenched the plants; the trees and foliage are dressed in their best green. The guests seat themselves among the flowers with a fresh green canopy above to await the bride. When she comes, the whole forest holds their breath in anticipation. The forest nymph, barefoot and wreathed in leaves, wears a flowing, layered gown covered in antique lace. This day will remain precious to every guest. The hush, the quiet, of a forest-inspired wedding. Forest-fair weddings have been growing in interest and popularity for years and the perfect fairytale dress is right around the corner. Whether it’s your first wedding or a new grand beginning, take a walk off the beaten path in one of these forest-fairy inspired Nataya gowns.
We’ve all been there. Not sure if a sleeveless or backless dress will be appropriate but you don’t want to wear something that doesn’t breathe in the heat of the dance floor or the summer lawn. When you aren’t sure what kind of dress would be appropriate, try a sheer sleeved-dress for the added allure, fresh illumination and polite style of our vintage-inspired dresses. Here are four occasions that are oh-so-perfect for those decadent dresses.
Downton Abbey-Inspired Fashion from Nataya
Fans of the hit Masterpiece show Downton Abbey know that the Granthams represent the height of propriety and high society in early twentieth century England. From the astounding grandeur of their palatial home to the revolving door of glamorous guests they entertain, the ladies and gentlemen of Downton Abbey have raised the bar for their fictional community and for the viewers who peek into their lives every week.