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When Old Hollywood Glamour Meets The Modern Bride


Adopt a beautifully timeless style for your wedding with a nod to the glamorous fashion of this bygone era.

If you want to achieve a flawless, sophisticated style for your wedding day, then looking back to the feminine styles that inspired iconic Hollywood starlets like Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor is a good place to start. Certainly, it seems that they have influenced our favourite bridal designers who had brought the influence of this era into their current collections.

Luxurious fabrics and romantic, feminine designs are what it is all about this season. Form fitting bodices and draping gowns that fall beautifully around your body make for truly memorable wedding dresses.

Simply add a gorgeous pair of heels – strappy sandals, peep toe shoes or classic Mary Jane’s –  pearls and diamonds of course, and you’ll be ready to enjoy your own red carpet moment as you make your way down the aisle!

Sabu from Pronovias

A fantasy in tulle and lace, this simply heavenly ballroom-style wedding gown seems to have arrived from another world. With a corset-style bodice and voluminous skirt that ends in a romantic ruffle for extra swoosh down the aisle.

Style 88145 from Justin Alexander F/W 2020

Look regal on your wedding day in this stretch mikado fit and flare gown. It features a cuff at the neckline, illusion inset at the bust with scattered beading, and a beaded belt at the waist. Seaming down the gown defines and flatters your shape for true elegance.

Airelles from Élysée

Gorgeous from front to back. Airelles is classically romantic with delicate sparkling floral embroidered lace over soft flowing tulle. Along with an eye-catching low back, thoughtfully designed side cutout panels elongate the body while adding the perfect amount of sexiness to balance this sweet, soft look.

Solange from Galia Lahav

A sparkly off-the-shoulder ballgown featuring a deep v corset top made of delicate embroidered French lace. The skirt is made of embroidered tulle with small 3D silk petal motifs.

Ava Gardner from Dando London

This beautifully heavy beaded column gown, looks like it’s straight off the Oscars red carpet. The dramatic off the shoulder puff sleeves, key hole back and halter neck showcase the hottest trends in fashion at the moment.

Style 7115 from Stella York

Garden beauties, meet your match. This wedding gown from Stella York has it all for the botanical-inspired princess bride! With an overall lightweight feel, this gown offers a modern alternative to traditional lace styles. The sweetheart neckline is youthful and feminine on its own as a strapless style, or you can amp up the princess vibe with the detachable organic lace straps!

Gemma from Berta

You can just see Jennifer Aniston or Zendaya stutting down the red carpet, with their glowing toned thigh! This dress has the major WOW factor – we’re obsessed with the tulle skirt, sweetheart bodice, delicate detailing and embellishment shoulder design.

Devan from Ronald Joyce

There’s something so effortlessly sophisticated about this beautiful ball gown from Ronald Joyce. The soft mikado material offers a timeless charm, and the off-the-shoulder neckline adds just the right feminine touch.

Turner from Pronovias

The essence of classic Hollywood glamour is expressed in this timeless crepe gown with romantic Juliet-style sleeves and evocative row button detailing on the fitted cuffs and entire rear silhouette.

Amani from Eva Lendel

Classic A-line dress with a magnificent skirt that passes into a fantastic train. The dress on wide straps is made of satin. The upper part is decorated with a V-shaped low neck and a seductive neckline at the back of the wedding gown. A loose skirt looks fantastic. The total look can be embellished with a bolero that is made of shining crystals and beads that conduct a geometrical pattern.

Pauline from Enzoani

This “IT” girl is cool, and she’s serious when it comes to the details. Meet PAULINE. She’s going to be the one to create a statement by giving you curves with that supportive stretch mikado while smoothing things out with the ruching across the waistline. Those romantic off-the-shoulder straps are actually detachable to give you that coveted strapless sweetheart look. As you walk down the aisle, your guests are going to be captivated by the subtle sexiness of the open, corset-like back and avant-garde-esque bow train. Did we mention the bow train is detachable too? Up the elegance with those covered buttons that go all the way down the back of the gown.

Kailani from Modeca

Kailani is the perfect dress for brides who truly want to make a statement on their big day. This eye-catching gown has a beautiful lace bodice with an elegant illusion neckline. The big tulle layered skirt with delicate lace embellishments gives this dress a romantic and feminine touch. This dress is also available with a plain skirt.

Style 7251 from Mark Lesley

Look the part in lace thanks to this pretty fit and flare gown by Mark Lesley. With a glamorous Bardot neckline, we can just imagine how amazing this dress would look while getting married on the Italian Riviera. Bellissimo! 

Astor from Georgia Young

One of our absolute favourite designers, you can’t go wrong with Georgia Young. Clean lines, simple tailoring and sexy embellishments – this label is perfect for the modern bride. How elegant is this design, the button details and structured neckline are to die for.

You can shop for your dream wedding dress in our online wedding directory – filter to find your perfect gown! We’ve got top designer profiles, the very latest collections and styles to suit every shape and budget!

Set Featured Image Credits – Gemma from Berta and Sabu from Pronovias

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