Wednesday, January 7, 2009

1950s INSPIRATIONS

Posh Girl Vintage has to be one of the most inspiring sites for a bride (or bridal designer for that matter). Recently I spoke with a vintage retailer here in San Anselmo who told me she couldn't keep dresses from this era in the store for more than a day. I can see why they get swiped up so fast. These silhouettes are incredibly feminine and glorify the female form to its best. Any of these dresses would be ideal for the more intimate wedding. Did you know there were about as many informal as formal weddings back in the days of Ike, early rock and Marilyn?

I remember my aunt's dress looked something like the one below. Though her ceremony was high Catholic, the dress wasn't a full formal. I think some brides--then and now--just feel more themselves in this length dress. Unfortunately, some of the dresses you see here have been sold--most though are still waiting for the right bride.


Posh Girl Vintage has just begun expanding a clothing line too. This means they'll be adding new reproduction retro vintage rockabilly and other style dresses. This is good news considering the 50s-60s silhouette is what most women are after when they order any hourglass silhouette.

















6 comments:

Girl next blog said...

Beautiful!
Specially the first dress - is stunning.

xx

Carly said...

Oh, I love these dresses! Thanks, again, for the vintage inspiration!

melissa said...

I love these dresses! I looked forever to find the perfect 50's inspired short wedding dress. I didn't order from Posh (although looked and looked) but am getting mine from another resource in a few weeks- can't wait.

Erin @ Bride Design said...

Wow. Don't even get me started on those gorgeous coat dresses. My own wedding dress from 2003 wasn't short like these lovelies, but it had a bateau neckline like the first few pictures. It was one of my favorite things about the gown!

Priscilla Fuji said...

Thanks for the comment. I love your blog. I started reading it a few months ago for my work on the wedding site Museweddings.com.

Wonder Woman! said...

love that style - my sis got hers made by someone on Etsy! :) So awesome! :)