Customize your garment so it’s the vintage dress of your dreams. Today’s Bride talked to Toronto wedding dress designer Sarah Houston about easy add-ons for brides.
Play with feathers
Give your dress a playful touch with ostrich or peacock feathers. Use feathers in your headband or fascinator if you’re planning a 1920s or ’30s-style wedding.
Feeling ambitious? Sarah suggests creating flowers from organza pieces and then adding feathers. For fullness and texture, place the flowers around your dress’s hemline or add it to a headpiece or hair clip.
A vision in lace
Lace is popular with brides and there are plenty of great ways to use it. Sarah suggests adding lace trim to a silk dress or a jacket (if you’re wearing a tailored suit on your wedding day). Add to your dress a lace applique, a big lace bow (perhaps for the dress’s waistline) or lace detailing on a belt. Fasten a vintage brooch to lace detailing for some sparkle.
The only problem with doing DIY projects, especially when it comes to lace, is that brides won’t have access to the same high-quality lace that most designers deal with, says Sarah.
Spin the colour wheel
Sarah suggests adding a vintage colour scheme to your dress, such as a beige-pink hue. Choose detailing or vintage accessories, such as a brooch, in that shade.
Photograph by: Spencer Xiong