Going vintage and wearing a real retro gown that’s actually survived the ages can be challenging. Fabric disintegrates, it tears and typically old fabrics are permanently soiled. If you love the vintage look consider recreating that gown from your favorite era. A recreation of an age-old gown can be custom designed to fit your needs, even have those modern touches included wherever you want them. While this Jenny Packham gown creates an early 1930s feeling, the silhouette is definitely cutting-edge-contemporary. And doesn’t the dress below look like something Marilyn Monroe or Kim Novak would have worn?

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