The Beauty of Jasmine Bridal Dresses


*Jasmine Bridal channels the Golden Era in their Spring 2017 Jasmine Couture campaign.

When you begin shopping for your bridal dresses you may hear the term “vintage” thrown around quite a bit. This term is loosely used to describe many details of your future wedding day. These days almost anything inspired by something from the past can be described as vintage. Don’t let it ¬overwhelm you! – If you are going for a “Vintage” wedding theme or want a vintage wedding dress, let’s take a few minutes to really define your vintage inspired wedding day style. Once you decide on your preference of vintage, you will have an easier time planning your special day and explaining your vision to your wedding planners and vendors. If you really have a focus on what vintage elements you want to focus on, then you will have a much easier time. For example, a modern wedding dress may have a vintage inspired lace pattern or vintage beading. Your wedding day hairstyle may be vintage or reminiscent of a 1940’s Pin Up girl with large soft waves. Most of the brides that I have had the pleasure in knowing typically choose to use the word “vintage” to define details of their wedding but will not choose an overall vintage theme because it leaves too much to interpretation.


Plus Size Vintage Wedding Dresses


*Curvy Bridal gown style featured in a vintage lace.

Vintage wedding styles does not have any size limitations. Any bride of any size would look absolutely stunning in a vintage inspired wedding dress. A Popular vintage bridal dress look is a dress with heavy beading inspired by the 1920’s in which heavily beaded gowns were in high demand and given even more notoriety when depicted in the Great Gatsby’s book and more recently 2013’s movie starring Leonard DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. A fully hand beaded gown is super elegant and a fabulous way to celebrate your wedding. Unless you are a Hollywood star, there are not many times that you will have the opportunity to wear a gown dripping in diamonds. There is also something super romantic about wearing a wedding dress that is twinkling and sparkling with crystals and diamonds. No matter the size gown you need or type of beaded wedding style you desire, Jasmine Bridal has many vintage wedding dresses to choose from.



Boho inspired Vintage Wedding Dresses


*Boho inspired bridal gown features a vintage lace, tulle skirt and beautiful blush lining.

A bohemian bride is known to be very whimsical, free-spirited, loose fitted gowns that can range from very simple, intricate lace designs or fully beaded. In general, the more vintage inspired gowns for the boho bride would have a sheath shape, portrait neckline and a very vintage looking beadwork. An industry term that is used to describe a boho bride with vintage inspired taste has been keyed the couture boho bride. A very famous wedding that has inspired the term couture boho bride was super model, Kate Moss’s wedding to rocker husband, Jamie Hince.



Beaded Vintage Wedding Dresses



*Fully beaded cape sleeves and bodice for Jasmine Couture Spring 2017 inspired by the glamour of the 1920s.

As previously mentioned, beading is one of the most common ways to define a vintage wedding dress. However, this is not the only way to describe a vintage wedding dress. Hand beaded gowns have been around for ages, but there is something very vintage about a beaded gown. It feels very formal and elegant. Modern day beading can even be described as vintage but it is also moving towards a lighter beaded look which has a very whimsical and romantic look. “Modern” beading can also be described as vintage because just like a heavier beaded gown, Marilyn Monroe and her predecessors wore lightly beaded gowns that were very provocative in shape, neckline and drape.

High Low Wedding Dresses


High-low skirts have been a popular trend in the most recent 21st century and have been reportedly popular been popular as early at the 19th century, reappearing in a big way during the late 1920s and early 1930s. This type of hemline is a fabulous way to pay homage to these exciting era’s in fashion history. It is also a glamorous way to show off a great pair of wedding shoes! High-low dresses come in all types of fabrics, styles, silhouettes and colors with a variety in necklines that include but are not limited to a strapless, halter, V-neck and portrait. Another term that has been associated with high low vintage wedding dresses is the fishtail hem or waterfall skirt. These types of skirt styles are similar versions to a high-low skirt.




Vintage Lace Wedding Dresses


*Vintage inspired lace on T192009, a top selling style by Jasmine Couture.

For almost 200 years brides across the world have been inspired by Queen Victoria who started this lasting tradition to wear a white gown on the day of your wedding. Victoria was the first to wear a white wedding dress trimmed in the most beautiful lace in 1840. According to many historians, her choice to wear white in 1840 was very strange because most women would wear a dress made from a very heavy silk in a color that was readily available, most women chose black. In more modern times a vintage lace wedding dress is described as vintage depending on the shape of the dress whether it is sheath, ball gown, or fitted and the type of lace can determine whether it is vintage or modern. Also, the way the lace fabric is made can define whether it is vintage inspired. Originally lace patterns were handcrafted during a very slow and delicate process. Although, most lace patterns are no longer handmade, the delicacy and variety of lace on the market is still considered one of the most romantic wedding dress fabrics.


Illusion Necklines for Vintage Wedding Dresses

*Jasmine Couture wedding dress featuring a vintage illusion neckline on style T202004.

Illusion necklines on wedding gowns are very popular! The great thing about an illusion neckline is that it will give the bride coverage so that she is tasteful but is still a very sexy wedding day look. An illusion neckline can also be very practical making the dress fit on the bride’s body more comfortably. This ultra-feminine and super sexy gown trend was also created in the 1920s era. Not all illusion panels were nude, however, a nude or sheer illusion neckline was considered very risqué for the time being. In modern times, an illusion neckline can be found in almost every bridal style whether you are looking for something romantic, boho, rustic, sexy, glamorous, or whimsical. Jasmine Bridal has designed several wedding dresses with a beautiful sheer illusion neckline that may also be ordered lined for those brides who prefer a more ‘covered up’ wedding day look.



Beaded and Satin Buttons for Vintage Wedding Dresses

*Jasmine Collection style F201001 featuring satin covered buttons from the top of the zipper to the hem of the train.

This growing vintage wedding dress trend has been around since even before the first white wedding dress was worn. Satin covered buttons have a long-standing history in the formal wear world. This trend has been reimagined over the years and has come in and out of popularity. We are excited to announce this trend is back on top and a very easy way to add a vintage look to your wedding dress. There is nothing more beautiful than a simple wedding dress complete with satin covered buttons that start at the top of the zipper all the way down the train for a refined bridal day look. We also love the look of a beautiful beaded button that begins on the back top of the wedding dress and makes it way down to the edge of the train- there is nothing more glamorous than this vintage wedding dress look.


Satin Wedding Dresses

*Vintage satin ballgown with beaded natural waistline and pleated bodice.

Since the beginning of time brides have chosen to wear silk and satin wedding dresses for their classic and traditional style. There is nothing that says traditional more than a beautiful satin wedding dress. Nowadays, you can find a satin wedding dress in almost any style you have ever imagined. For a long time, satin was the standard fabric used by wedding dress designers across the world. When you imagine a satin ball gown wedding dress, what decade do you imagine? For us, we feel it is nostalgic to a 1990s bride and good news! The 90s are making a comeback in the fashion world, including bridal fashion. Find a Jasmine Bridal store near you to view the latest styles and trends.



Crepe Wedding Dresses

*Beautiful crepe bridal dress featuring a vintage inspired ivory lace bodice with dark champagne toned lining- creating a wonderful contrast in lace. Jasmine Collection style F201002.


Crepe is not necessarily a vintage wedding dress material; however, this fabric can emulate the beautiful fitted fashions from the past. The drape of crepe is similar to a satin, dupioni or silk fabric. The great thing about crepe is that it can breathe on your body and will not be as warm as a satin dress. If you are paying attention to bridal trends, you will see crepe making a huge impact on wedding dress designs, bridesmaids and even mother of the bride styles! When you are looking for a vintage silhouette, try crepe to get the best look in a somewhat newer fabric for the wedding industry.



Satin Wedding Dresses

*Vintage satin ballgown with beaded natural waistline and pleated bodice.

Since the beginning of time brides have chosen to wear silk and satin wedding dresses for their classic and traditional style. There is nothing that says traditional more than a beautiful satin wedding dress. Nowadays, you can find a satin wedding dress in almost any style you have ever imagined. For a long time, satin was the standard fabric used by wedding dress designers across the world. When you imagine a satin ball gown wedding dress, what decade do you imagine? For us, we feel it is nostalgic to a 1990s bride and good news! The 90s are making a comeback in the fashion world, including bridal fashion. Find a Jasmine Bridal store near you to view the latest styles and trends.



Crepe Wedding Dresses

*Beautiful crepe bridal dress featuring a vintage inspired ivory lace bodice with dark champagne toned lining- creating a wonderful contrast in lace. Jasmine Collection style F201002.

Crepe is not necessarily a vintage wedding dress material; however, this fabric can emulate the beautiful fitted fashions from the past. The drape of crepe is similar to a satin, dupioni or silk fabric. The great thing about crepe is that it can breathe on your body and will not be as warm as a satin dress. If you are paying attention to bridal trends, you will see crepe making a huge impact on wedding dress designs, bridesmaids and even mother of the bride styles! When you are looking for a vintage silhouette, try crepe to get the best look in a somewhat newer fabric for the wedding industry.



Simple Wedding Dresses

*Simple wedding dresses will focus on one beautiful feature and not have too many details. Jasmine Collection style F201005 from Spring 2017

Simple wedding dresses can be absolutely stunning when the quality of the fabric and craftmanship is high quality. A simple tailored wedding dress gives us Audrey Hepburn vibes and can be the perfect style for any type of wedding! Audrey Hepburn was a fashion icon of the Golden Era and to emulate her classic style is a fabulous way to throw a vintage inspired wedding. If you are looking to steal Audrey’s style for your wedding dress, look for a clean cut, modern and clean seams and lines with very little attached details. Audrey’s style was modern, clean, and undeniably cute! Another great way is to look for a tea or ankle length wedding dress which is available to special order any of Jasmine Bridal’s wedding dresses in a shorter length to mimic the timeless styling of Miss Audrey Hepburn.



Traditional Wedding Dresses

*Traditional ballgown silhouette featuring a modern illusion neckline and bodice covered in metallic vintage lace. Style T192060.

The term traditional can be up for debate as traditional style can mean totally different things and involve different styles depending on the person’s traditions, culture and demographic. In the wedding industry, traditional never means boring! Traditional vintage wedding dress involves any wedding dress details or design that has been popular in the past. For example, pearls, satin, crystals, fringe and feathers are considered to be “vintage” details. The placement and execution of these details will determine whether or not your wedding dress is vintage.



Ornate Wedding Dresses

*This Couture gown has layers of vintage sheet lace, and metallic vintage lace appliques on top of a very sexy silhouette, and provocative illusion neckline with side cut outs. Couture style T192057 from Fall 2017.

An ornate or highly decorated wedding dress can be considered a vintage wedding dress. Especially if the dress is from a different decade or era of fashion. Around the world brides will consider a vintage wedding dress including Brides in India who will have custom sarees made for their wedding or they will have a vintage gown that is passed down from generations before them. This is not an uncommon practice for American brides who will pass their bridal gowns, veils, garters and jewelry down to their children and so on. Sometimes a bride will receive a close family member’s vintage bridal pieces and choose to wear the piece as is or choose to have the piece reimagined into something else. This is a great tradition, especially when passing down bridal items with meaning and history. Doing this can create such beautiful family memories and unity when continued to pass the items.



Lightweight Vintage Wedding Dresses

*Lightweight Couture style T202005 features a long lace train, beaded lace bodice, sexy V neckline in a very lightweight fabric for a whimsical yet vintage look.

A slip dress was made famous in the 1990s and did find its way into bridal fashion for a short period of time. Although, women are not necessarily wearing slip dresses to their wedding- we do know the modern women prefers a light weight wedding dress. A wedding day’s events can last anywhere from a few hours to a week in America. This means, the bride will be wearing her bridal gown or gowns for a long period of time. The savvy bride has become aware of the longevity she will be wearing her dress and have requested lighter fabrics, a more comfortable bridal fit and other hassle-free details. When a bride’s dress is not heavy, she can walk down the aisle without losing her breath, she can bounce between the reception tables and say hello to all of her guests, and she may use the restroom in privacy! Lightweight bridal fabrics can also be very sexy, whimsical and romantic allowing the bride to dance the night away in high bridal fashion and ease.



Champagne Wedding Dresses

*Couture style T202007 encompasses a mix of colors to create a beautiful champagne toned wedding dress for a very vintage look.

Although there is not a specific era that embraced champagne wedding dresses, there is something about a champagne colored wedding dress that encompasses the high fashion of Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor’s coveted and iconic styles. The champagne or gold color tone is associated with richness and luxury which is also associated with the vintage style icons of our century. When you choose a vintage inspired champagne wedding dress you will not be disappointed with your wedding day look channeling Hollywood’s most glamourous women.



Blush Wedding Dresses

*Blush toned wedding gown by Jasmine Couture is style T202006. Also available in ivory.

Blush wedding dresses have been growing in popularity for the last decade. Leading bridal designers like Jasmine Bridal has released several beautiful shades of blush into their bridal collections. Before blush wedding dresses, there was white, off-white and ivory colored gowns. Blush wedding dresses began with celebrities who said their “I do’s” wearing blush. To name a few celebrities that wore a vintage wedding dress in a blush tone is Portia de Rossi, Gwen Stefani with her tie died hot pink hem that slowly began to get softer into an ombre pink, then blush color; and we cannot forget when Jessica Biel wore a floral-patterned blush dress when she wed “Sexy Back” singer, Justin Timberlake. Like we said before, blush may not be a vintage color but if you decide to wear a vintage silhouetted wedding dress, think about choosing a blush tone to give your gown a breath of freshness and modern flare to it.



Custom Vintage Wedding Dresses

If you have the creativity and drive to create a custom vintage wedding dress design, we want you to go for it! Whether you are wearing a traditional silhouette with a modern color. Or you decide to wear a peacock feather skirt and lace bodice on your wedding day, you should do exactly what you want! There are no limitations to wedding day. Let your imagination flow when deciding on whether or not to wear a modern wedding dress or a vintage inspired bridal dress. If you are like any of us at Jasmine Bridal, be inspired by our vintage fashion icons and look for details that resemble their high fashion and love-ability. You will never regret your wedding dress when channeling these fashion icons.