There are so many fabulous women of the past who were the epitome of style and class. One of these wonderful women is Grace Kelly and today to kick off a series over the coming months of fashion greats in the past with her immaculate style. Many of the gowns that she wore continue to serve as inspiration for brides looking for a classic vintage inspired wedding dress as well as ideas for show stopping vintage inspired bridesmaid dresses.
This striking black and white gown worn by Grace Kelly in the movie Rear Window is absolutely stunning for a bride looking for something a little different. The bodice has a v neck and in a black colour which is very flattering for many women but the contrasting white / ivory skirt with all of the floaty gathered layers add the lovely bridal feel. Our friends at Silver Sixpence even have their own Rear Window inspired design.
Grace Kelly’s High Society dress is so lovely and delicate with the sheer chiffon sleeves, lace motifs and scattered pearls throughout the gown. The perfect style for a bride who is planning on hitting the dancefloor.
It goes without saying that Grace Kelly’s own wedding dress was truly incredible. Her modest lace bodice with buttons on the front and long sleeves, through to the bell shaped skirt and long train… wow!
This bow hairpiece and veil is soooo cute! Another lovely idea for the modern vintage bride is the concept of the shirt dress for a more casual yet super chic dress design.
Necklines in 50s dresses are so fabulous! The use of quite simple fabrics and dramatic lines creates a truly unique dress design for brides who tire of the lace look when seeking something a little more special than a basic dress in plain fabrics.
All too often strapless dresses look boring and repetitive, but the detail on this design with the vertical ribbon and bows is absolutely stunning for either the bride (in ivory or with contrasting colours) or bridesmaids.
This lace bodice with the wide bateau neckline and scalloped detail along the edge is gorgeous!
The gown worn by Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief is such a simple strapless silhouette but what makes it special is all of the intricate draping of sheer fabric across the strapless bodice and the soft floor length skirt.
Another unique and striking neckline with the cross over sheer fabric with floral features.
These are only a small sample of some of the stunning fashions that have been worn by Grace Kelly over the years – if you feel inspired by her design style jump online and do some searching yourself to look at other amazing looks of hers for your special vintage inspired wedding dress.