How to Get that Vintage Bride Style

Of all the wedding trends we have seen recently, we have to say that the vintage style is still a favorite among brides. Perhaps it is the romantic quality of the style that creates a sense of nostalgia in our modern times or maybe it is the subtle glamour that is captivating. Regardless, achieving the vintage bride look takes some thought and preparation, and we've come up with a guide highlighting important pieces to consider when putting this look together. 

Dress:

The first and most important step to achieving this look is picking the right gown. Paying attention to elements like the silhouette and fabric details are important. One of our favorite details for this look is antique silver beading.  Intricate beading on the gown rather than serious sparkle offers a very special vintage look.

Lace is a preferred fabric for the vintage bride, alluding to romance. We suggest combining the use of this fabric with longer sleeves, creating a hint of modesty, which is essential to achieve the vintage look. 

 

Another gown style we like for this look is an off-shoulder gown that dominated the early 19th Century. Make sure to use delicate fabrics across the arms such as: tulle, silk or lace. The contrast of covering part of the arms, while baring the shoulders creates a subtle sexiness while still being modest and classic. 

Once you decide on a gown, the next thing you want to think about are the accessories. Accessories have a great impact on finessing the entire look. Making sure your accessories complement the gown will help you achieve the right vintage look.

Shoes

We recommend a shorter, delicate heel with a rounder shaped toe; closed or peep-toe shoes are a great option.

Veils and Hairpieces

The headpiece is an essential element and one that can make or break the final look. If you are considering wearing a veil, we recommend a birdcage style veil for vintage glamour appeal. Hair combs with embellished details are also a favorite, and if you're feeling very inspired, a fascinator hat reminiscent of the 1940s or a Juliet style soft tulle veil after the iconic bridal look of Grace Kelly will finalize the look perfectly. 

Top 10 Wedding Dress Trends for 2017

As we release our 2017 COLLECTION, we want to highlight some our favorite bridal gown trends. We see inspiration from bohemian to vintage to the classics. Beautiful fabrics, playful necklines, and lace details are some of the fun elements that caught our eye. 

1. OPEN BACK

Here at Trish Lee, we are big fans of Rue de Seine. Their boho luxe appeal is just off the charts. Our all-time favorite Rue de Seine gown is the Juno. We love the soft graphic lace and low back detail.

2. THE 70s

We couldn't resist including this 1970's-inspired gown by Rebecca Schoneveld. The Adele gown is subtle with just the right amount of edginess, perfect for the modern woman who wants to finish her look with a small dose of nostalgia.

3. ROMANTIC LACE

From the Romantics Collection by Sarah Seven, we had to include the Hawthorne Gown on our list. This gown is the epitome of romance, from the draping to the lace detail, we die.

4. WHIMSICAL ELEMENTS

We're in love with Love Her Madly by Claire La Faye. This designer sure knows how to tell a whimsical story through her dresses, and we're ready to run away with her. We absolutely love the scalloped lace edge on the hem.

5. COLOR

To add some color to our list, we can't think of a better gown than the Paloma Gown by Elizabeth Dye. The light blush tones of the tulle skirt with the delicate Chantilly-style lace on the bodice is a powerful combo.

6. BACK DETAILS

The femininity and sexiness of the Genevieve Gown by Alexandra Grecco took our breath away. The plunging backless neckline with the delicateness of the lace throughout the gown is a surprising yet lovely contrast.

7. SEPARATES

This year we saw the runway trend of two-piece gowns in bridal as well. We like how Spellbound by Claire La Faye is laid back while having some formal elements like a train and heavy use of lace. 

8. HIGH-LOW

We love Rue de Seine's spin on the high-low hem. Staying true to their boho appeal, the fresh hand-knotted fringe detail is the icing on the cake. 

9. MINIMALIST

For all the brides that love simplicity and clean lines, the Maia Slip Gown by Alexandra Grecco is a must. The silk crepe fabric is just effortless.

10. THE UN-BRIDALED

Lastly we had to include the playful Miranda gown by Houghton. For the daring and fashion-forward bride, this dress is the perfect fit. We love the tiered layers and combination of fabric that make this dress one-of-a-kind.

2015 Trish Lee Wedding Dress Sample Sale

 

 

 

 

WE'RE HAVING A SAMPLE SALE!

All sample sale gowns will be 40% to 80% off retail. The sample sale includes our gently used showroom samples, such as the ever popular Marie as well as brand new design samples like Blair. Bridal sizes 4 - 10.

December 15 - Sunday, December 20,

Trish Lee Bridal San Francisco                   

323 Geary Street, 8th Floor

By Appointment Only                          

2015 Collection Debuts at And Something Blue

Join us for a trunk show at And Something Blue

November 14th - 16th!

From the designer:

Inspired by the white moth and vintage lingerie, the 2015 Trish Lee San Francisco Bridal Gown Collection is sensual and relaxed. I wanted to soften it up and let loose a little. The gowns are a bit more stripped down and unbuttoned than previous years. By letting the silk and lace float over the body, the feminine form is better highlighted in its natural state.

We're thrilled to be offering our San Francisco brides a chance to preview the 2015 Collection early. And Something Blue is not your mother's bridal shop - a mix of Parisian chic and urban grit? Yes, please! Make a bridal appointment today. 

Trish Lee San Francisco Launches New Look

Amazing new campaign shot by the talented photographer Britt Rene at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley, CA. Fine emerald jewels, champagne coupes, and pin-up curls were the embodiment of old Hollywood glamour.

Trish Lee San Francisco wedding dresses speak to the iconoclast. The vintage inspired wedding dresses are handmade in San Francisco. The simple wedding dresses are anything but simple - designed with the modern bride in mind, Trish Lee follows the less is more ethos. The Trish Lee bride is discriminating in taste and forges her own path in this world. 

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.

― John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity