Friday, January 3, 2014


Here's an allover lace dress harking back to 1910 fashion.  The veil is 1920s and pouf headpiece in the spirit of the 1940s//Photo: Jim Vetter Photography

Love two or three bygone eras all at once?  Got a Gunne Sax dress from the 1970s but love that 20s head band with all the sparkle? Looking toward 2014, mixing up accessories from different decades into an overall bridal look is totally on trend and surprisingly chic. It's called vintage mash-up and can produce some really stunning results.  Yes, it helps to know one decade from the other but you don't need a degree in costume or fashion to get how this style savvy actually works.  What you will need is either an ongoing passion for fashion and/or the drive and interest you probably had the moment you got engaged on how to develop a bridal look that really works for you.  As I always say, Be brave and don't be afraid to experiment
The Lorena corset and bouffant skirt compliment the bride wanting a contemporary or slightly Goth look.  Add some cutting edge jewelry along with repro 1940s fascinator and gloves.  Viola! Now the look is as individual as the bride who wears it....
The gown is 1930s and bubble net pouf veil straight out of the early, Jean Shrimpton mod 1960s//Photo: Smoot Photo
Janelle is wearing The Eva Dress, considered romantic/contemporary.  Add the polka dot underslip along with striped bow picture hat and the whole ensemble takes on a costume persona--reminds me of The Music Man.  
Left: A lace tea gown paired up with a modern horsehair hat/veil hybrid//Right: A 1950s vintage-inspired dress is complimented by an Edwardian-style picture hat.
The same dress (Geselique) two different headpieces. Left is the Charleston Tiara/Headband a la 1920s. Right the Fleur fascinator echoing early 1940s chic//Photos by Sweet Light Studios and Scott Williams Photography

Though each of these gowns matched up with accessories pinpoint no particular era, they are decidedly vintage chic and the looks they create work.  Love some feedback on what eras you would like to mix and mash up.

All dresses and accessories by Amy-Jo Tatum


Afina blog said...

Wow, grate as usual! Love love love and happy new year!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are gorgeous, I love the one with the polka dot trim, so pretty and different :) xx

Roses and Lace said...

I'd probably go for a 1950's and 1920's mash up, two of my all time fave eras x

Sam said...

The second dress is right up my alley! Hope you're having a fantastic start to the new year!

rex danim said...

"prince, satin, some shade of white however not pure white, pasta straps."A wide range of things will have an effect on what makes a selected dress applicable to the occasion.

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Lady parisienne said...

Incredible wedding dresses!

Jewel Clicks said...

Hello Sweetie! :) great inspirations for classic vintage bridal gowns. Happy New Year to you! Cheers! :)

S said...

Gorgeous vintage look!!!

Dawn GT said...

amazing dresses!


Ann said...

Super gorgeous.
I love a touch of vintage in outfits.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hi Amy!!!!!!
These vintage looks are fab!!!!!
Hope you had a awesome weekend!!!!