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.
When the night calls, answer with a decided vintage design. The little black dress will never be compared with those of old. When vintage shopping, take elements from the Nataya Midnight Temptation Dress. With a traditional tea length, the chiffon layered skirt keeps the bounce of a traditional dress. An empire waist, an olive accent color, and flutter sleeves helps this dress carry elements from the Romantic, Gothic period with modern accents.
Happy vintage shopping was never so easy as this. The Nataya Happy Mother of the Bride dress combines the elegance and decadence of the 1910-1919 styles. Designed with true accents of a lifted waistline, sheath skirt underneath chiffon overlay, and delicate beading and ruffled pleats, this gown is both sophisticated and appropriate for evening attire. Perfect for a Mother’s dress at a wedding or your anniversary dinner, this style is prime when you’re vintage shopping.
One of our true loves is the Titanic dress. Styled in the eras in which Downton Abbey, period pieces during the short time between the Victorian era and the roaring twenties are the last in a breed of elegance and social status. Full of stitched threads, embroidery, and thin silhouettes, the Titanic dress is a great find in vintage shopping. One of our favorites is the luminous Rose/Gold blend but the style can be found in numerous blends.
When the romanticism of the Bronte sisters is your heart’s desire, look for a few definite designs, shown in our Ash Pleated Fairy Tulle Dress. An empire waist and squared neckline combine with a delicate skirt and modest flutter sleeves to create something straight out of Pride and Prejudice or Wuthering Heights. With a modernized length, you can take this from an afternoon brunch to an evening wedding with ease.
The world’s affair with lace will never conclude. Finding a perfect European antique lace when you’re vintage shopping is an absolute steal. The Nataya Dress in Pearl/Pink is a splendid example of Spanish-style lace in fluttering array that will steal your heart. Beyond seductive (which it is) lace gives any dress a vintage feel.
The glistening and glorious feel of a textured embroidered dress blends with dramatic length in the Edwardian style. The Nataya Edwardian Dress contains elemental design in floor length, embroidered translucent shell, and delicate embroidery. Attention to detail is never lost with these key aspects of the Edwardian era.
Whetehr you’re planning for your wedding, and bridesmaids, bride, and Mothers need a unique style, vintage shopping should be precise. Specificity in design will give you the exact era or feel you’re looking for. Take the plunge and enjoy a vintage dress, you certainly won’t regret it.