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Glamour of Brides Gone By April 13, 2008

There is something so romantic about Old Hollywood, and the brides are no exception. Three of the my favorite classic looks are Audrey Hepburn, Priscilla Presley, and of course Grace Kelly. Of course I’m far from alone in this opinion, so the good news is that if you fall in love with any of these styles, they are quite easy to replicate without much searching.

The Audrey

Audrey’s style is such a fashion staple by now that you can find it everywhere. Amy Kuschel has a wedding gown named after her and Hollywould has a whole line of flats inspired by her. There are lots of variations you can do on this look, but a tea length dress and dainty shoes are a must.

The Priscilla

This look is all about the mod 1960s makeup: the dark eyes, pale skin, and nude lips. The best makeup resource I’ve ever found is a book called Making Faces, by Kevyn Aucoin. The instructions are organized by look (The Starlet, The Ingenue, The Vamp etc.) and the pictures are to die for. It’s an amazing resource if you’re looking to recreate a specific look for your wedding.

The Grace

If I were to wear a veil, I would either go with a short net birdcage or go all out with a lace edged veil like Grace. There is something so demure and pretty about it even though it’s completely opposite of what my usual style. Sassy Chic Boutique has a great selection of vintage inspired veils with a few edgy options thrown in for the more daring brides.

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2 Responses to “Glamour of Brides Gone By”

  1. […] BridalCheek wrote an interesting post today on Glamour of Brides Gone ByHere’s a quick excerptAudrey’s style is such a fashion staple by now that you can find it everywhere…. […]

  2. Kate Says:

    I’m diggin’ the vintage chic you’ve shown here.

    Check it out – tag you’re it!


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