Mpls.St.Paul Weddings writer Kristina Anderson attended a vintage bridal fashion show last weekend. Here's her take:
Brides-to-be and vintage fashionistas gathered at the Semple Mansion in Minneapolis last Saturday for the first-ever Spring Fashion Show from Andrea’s Vintage Bridal. Gorgeous dresses from various eras and styles came out one by one, each taking the audience back to another place and time. Here are a few favorites from the show:
The fashion show opened with this gorgeous flapper-style dress. Flowing silk fabric beneath the beaded band at the hips adds a playful feel to an elegant dress. (Vintage 1980’s, but reminiscent of the 1920’s)
Classic elements such as puffed sleeves and chiffon arm gauntlets have been restored to stay true to the vintage style of this piece. Embroidered cotton netting ruffled along a dropped waist balances the detailed sleeves and adds a touch of style. (Vintage 1930’s)
The cut-away style atop a straight satin skirt gives this Mike Bennett piece some flair. The intricately sequined bodice and overlay are the icing on the cake. (Vintage 1980’s)
Cascading tiers of floral-patterned lace create a whimsical feel. (Vintage 1960’s)
Simple and free-flowing makes this Woodstock-esque dress perfect for a casual, barefoot bride. (Vintage 1970’s)
A sophisticated neckline and wrapped empire waist—complete with a layered bow—make this lace gown a timeless treasure. Simplicity proves versatile, as this dress would fit in perfectly at a summer garden party. (Vintage 1960’s)
Ruched draping at the waistline, long train, high neck, and similar details adorning the bodice and sleeves make this gown the epitome of vintage glam. (Vintage 1980’s)
Beautiful intricacies, like the curved empire waistband and burnout velvet poinsettia pattern, make this store-favorite a simplistic stunner. Perfect for a modest bride looking for a classic piece. (Vintage 1960’s)
Pleated ruffle trim and a bold collar give this gown a couture look. Who knew so much fabric could be so sexy? (Vintage 1970’s)
Attendees mingle in the Grand Foyer after the show.
Chowgirls provided post-show goodies for guests to enjoy.