Bride Chic: Getting Harlow and Garbo Chic

By Azure Nelson, Published Oct 30, 2009

About Bride Chic I love the Art Deco wedding complete with a bride making her entrance in the starlet wedding dress. Some simply add touches of that movie star look with feathered fascinators or those rare vintage shoes. Though the peak of Hollywood Glamour was the 1930s, 40s and 50s, fashion reflected its own kind of chic too. The 1940s concentrated on wide shoulders, satin and high hair-dos, usually worn half up, half down. The 1950s ushered in the strapless bodice with full skirts and layers of petticoats. Reminiscent of Golden Hollywood fashion is the long white satin evening gown, ruched and ruffled arms, sleeves and hems and, of course, the long, slinky gown with a train. Part of the magic of glamour fashion is designers today are using it as an inspiration point to create their own take on it... Photo 1 (from L to R): - Low-waist dress with lace bodice and rhinestones brighten this multi-layered chiffon skirt. Bracelets by Sharra Pagano - A working honeycomb and rhinestones for apparel bustier with pleated full skirt. Collier Swarovski. Peep-toe bridal heel by René Caovilla. - Empire dress in chiffon. Photo 2 (from L to R): - Pleated organza chiffon empire dress with rhinestones on the neckline and short train. Sandals by Rene Caovilla. - Voile lace bodice with pearls and rhinestones, pleated chiffon petticoat. Saloons Tarina Tarantino. Swarovski earrings, bracelets by Sharra Pagano. Peep toe Rodo bridal heel. - Lightweight satin dress with tail, embellished with embroidery and crystals on the straps under the bustline.

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