As much as I adore creating cute 50s and 60s inspired wedding dresses I also really love the classic and romantic styles of the 1930s. It was so lovely to work with Sally recently who had her heart sent on a soft floaty gown with a 1930s feel.
Sally was wanting a floor length gown that had a little bit of movement but not too much fabric at the hem and she really loved the look of lightly gathered tulle over the top. With her gown I chose a gorgeous silky tulle which is so so lovely and soft and mimics silk tulle (I think it looks even nicer than silk tulles!). She also wanted something a little special on her gown so we talked about some sort of detail over the fitted midriff and possibly a lace. Luckily I had a little left over of this gorgeous beaded lace which had a tiny hint of silver throughout some of the beads and she fell in love with it instantly (sorry ladies there is no more of this left and I’ve searched high and low for suppliers to get more in to no avail 🙁 )
The other design feature that Sally really wanted was a plunging neckline at the front and soft tulle fluttery sleeves. When we worked through inspiration images we found a gorgeous design with fabric that ran from under the bust up and over the shoulders and we realised this would be perfect. The silky tulle knots loosely at the back and has hand sewn keepers to hold it close to her gown after it’s done up. Originally Sally was keen to bead silver bugle beads on the edges of the shoulder drape but when the gown was all finished we both realised the single layer tulle was too delicate to add beading and it was so lovely on its own.
The back of the gown has a standard zipper closure which was hand picked – a lovely couture detail from vintage gowns.