In this case certainly not age but that could be one factor. Looking vintage on your wedding day means you're zeroing in on some chic borrowed from the ages. No they don't have to be authentic, ie; real jewels or head wear but can be. With all us designers creating such great replicas of bygone eras it's just a matter of finding the right fabrics and accessories to bring out and play up a vintage look. Directly above and below are great examples of using lace to recall a certain decade. These dresses are dripping in lace evocative of The Downton Abbey era
Above: Nothing glams up a look like the use of gloves. Long opera length go beautifully with evening gown styles of the thirties. While the shorties shown here go particularly well with the 50s-60s, they would jazz up styles of earlier 20th Century chic as well Below: Topping it all off with head wear can really nail an era, Below is a medley of images perfect for a bride who loves the 1940s
I initially created this space for my clients. Eventually brides looking for that touch of wow found their way here. Draping and playing with fabric started some twenty years back when I did a three-year stint as a bridal fabrics buyer. After that I opened Bridal Alternatives, a custom design studio and ever since have had the opportunity of working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress. I'm in love with fashion history and re-invention of the past.
Other connections to fashion? I’ve been a columnist for San Francisco Art and Fashion News and have a weekly fashion buzz on One Wed Blog. I founded The Design Project of San Francisco, a networking organization of fashion professionals collaborating their skills and talents on projects. I’m currently working on a book called—you guessed it—'Bride Chic', all about that white gown and very special designer/client relationship. I live with my husband Edgar and Chihuahua Piccalina in Marin County California.
Want to see more of what I do? Check out my site at www.amyjotatum.com or call me 415.336.3480
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Please note some images on Bride Chic are photos from previous shoots and editorials of my collection pieces. Since I do admire other designers work, I’ve also added from online sources to share a different perspective. There’s no profit from the display of these photos -- they are being shown for the informational and educational benefit of brides and aficionados of bridal fashion. I always list my source, providing a link back. If you feel an image here violates your intellectual property and/or copyrights, please email your concerns to me (email@example.com) and I will gladly remove the photos in question. Thank you!
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