Ball gowns with sleeves are making a comeback, and they have exquisite appeal to the modern bride with a vintage-inspired sense of style and a love for classic looks. The Val Stefani and Simply Val Stefani collections include ball gowns with sleeves, separate ball gown skirts, and modest bridal separates that can be paired together in order to create any silhouette you desire. Find your perfect bodice and ball gown skirt through the coordination of separate pieces or opt for a one-piece gown in a voluminous silhouette. No matter what look you’re going for, Val Stefani makes it easy to exude regal elegance and pull off a look that’s both modern and classic at the same time.
Lace wedding dresses combine the most romantic day of your life with the most romantic of fabrics. The art of lace-making can be traced all the way back to the 15th century, but lace wedding gowns saw a dramatic spike in popularity after Kate Middleton wore a long sleeve lace wedding dress in 2011. Since then, countless brides have dreamed of wearing elegant wedding dresses with lace accents. For a vintage look, consider ivory lace to lend your gown old-fashioned charm. For a more modern style, try on a lace mermaid gown. A short lace wedding dress can be rich in retro appeal, especially when paired with a bold lip and statement shoes! Once you’ve found the perfect lace gown, add sparkly bridal jewelry to catch the light, or double down on texture with a beaded bridal clutch or a pair of lace wedding shoes.
If you are a big fan of the old classic movies or have ever envied the beautiful and elegant movie stars of decades past or longed to look like a perfect classic doll, then vintage bridal dresses will be the best option for you. Here we have sheath/ column gown with lace overlay, illusion long or short sleeves and a train which is inspired by the jazz age of 1920’s, with a pick of fishnet wrist length bridal gloves and fascinator to perfectly match a glamorous and fun vintage-inspired wedding; plus classic ball gown which highlights any bride’s feminie curves and invokes the 1950’s and golden age of Hollywood glamour. Elaborately tailored and embellished with exquisite lace, tulle, rhinestones and other elements of vintage glamour, this collection is ideal for any bride-to-be who would like to plan a vintage-themed wedding party.
Begin your search by familiarizing yourself with the different styles and silhouettes of bridal gowns: A-line, mermaid, sheath and ball gown. For starters, an A-line style dress is fitted at the waist and flares outward toward the ground in the shape of an “A.” This style looks flattering on every body shape. The next option is the mermaid style. Sometimes called fit and flare, this style mimics the shape of a mermaid’s tail, as it’s tight at the top, tapering out at the knees down to the floor. As for the sheath style, it’s close-fitted to your body without any flares, which is an amazing option if you’re looking to show off your figure. Finally, the fourth option is the ball gown option, also known as a princess gown, which has a fitted waist and full skirt--ideal for all body shapes and sizes.