Vintage Wedding Dresses and the Allure of Old Hollywood Glamour

Old Hollywood glamour is a popular theme for weddings at the moment, with brides drawing on the glitz of the Thirties and Forties. Don’t tell me you don’t like that! Okay, I agree that you don’t actually need a theme (at least not in the traditional sense). However, a theme can come in handy as you choose your wedding dress since it narrows down your choices.

If you are looking for a dress that channels silver-screen glamour, look no further cause I’ve got them right here!

Check out the Goddess Wedding Dress by Temperley London. It sure stands up to its name. I am thinking Elizabeth Taylor in the movie spectacle Cleopatra, stunning, sophisticated and Egyptianesque.

Reminds me of someone…


Emma Roberts looks gorgeous in Temperley London ‘Giovanna’ tunic from their pre-fall 2010 line. If only I was all this fashion-forward at age nineteen.

Similarly, the airy Magdalena Dress from Rivini’s Fall 2012 collection, a perfect example of sophistication typical of the era with a deeper neckline and higher slit – adding just the right amount of simple elegance to Art Deco romance. Nowadays, deep-neckline high-slit dresses are still beloved by elegant, glamorous ladies everywhere.


Do you like the Old Hollywood Glam Theme now? Or do you prefer something less white and more Avant-garde, such as this dress by Sue Wong?

Source: via Brides on Pinterest

Or, if you want something more down-to-earth (but no less fascinating) check out Jenny Packham’s Crystal Wedding Dress. I’m not suggesting you have to spend 4k on a wedding dress (or $4,025 to be precise), but this is just an example of how a lady could do old Hollywood glam without looking too try-hard. After all, times are hard, but that does not mean giving up glamour altogether.

Johanna Johnson was inspired by the fairytale of early medieval jewelry when designing this dress. Do you like the idea of being covered in precious gems and fine fabrics from far off lands?

Last, but not least – the Múnich dress from Yolan Cris – old Hollywood glitz & glam at its finest.


Which is your favorite? Would you wear any of these dresses at your wedding?

1 thought on “Vintage Wedding Dresses and the Allure of Old Hollywood Glamour”

  1. Those are some very elegant wedding dresses but at the same time sexy! I’m a aspiring designer and I always get told that I have a great eye for fashion. I must say that all of those dresses look great,I’m definitely a fan of the vintage look. I really like the crystal wedding dress, simple yet stands out but I also really like the Munich dress,something about that classical feel that takes you back to the good old days. Thank you for sharing Natasha!

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