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A vintage style wedding can look elegant, classical and unforgettable. One of the most important aspects of any vintage wedding is the fashion style-and we don't just mean what the bride will be wearing! Bridesmaid dresses are just as important when it comes to styling your vintage inspired wedding; the following guide will help you decide how to style your bridesmaid to accurately reflect your vintage wedding theme.

The dresses

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The type of dresses you choose for your bridesmaids will vary depending on what sort of vintage era you are going for; for instance, if you are looking for a 1960s-1970s inspired look, then longer, flowing dresses with a single large ruffle along the bodice line is an excellent choice, whereas if you are going for a more 1950s inspired look, then you will want to keep the hemlines either knee length or tea length to reflect 1950s style. For colours, opt for pastel shades and muted colours that will complement the bridal dress. Take the time to sit back and relax while you browse for your perfect bridesmaid dresses online.

The accessories

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Another crucial element of styling your bridesmaids for a vintage inspired wedding is the accessories, including purses and jewellery. When it comes to jewellery, there is one rule to follow no matter what vintage era you are following for your wedding theme: always add pearl! Pearls have been a classic bridesmaid accessory for decades. If your vintage wedding is inspired by the 1930s through the 1950s, then pearl necklaces and larger pearls are an excellent choice. If your vintage wedding is more inspired by the 1960s to the 1970s, look for thinner pearl strands that hang lower, as this will more accurately reflect the vintage period.

Other styling tips

Styling your bridesmaids for a vintage style wedding will take some careful planning and preparation.
In addition to the clothing and jewellery, you will also need to consider the hairstyle and makeup that your bridesmaids will wear. It's important that their hair and makeup reflects your vintage theme without looking costume-like.

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For best results, look up hairstyles from the vintage period you are using for your wedding theme and take photos to a hair stylist to get their thoughts. If you are all getting your hair done together, you can make sure that your bridesmaids have a cohesive look! If not, make sure you send some relevant tutorials to help your bridesmaids do their hair according to theme. Hair accessories for vintage style should be understated yet classic.

When it comes to makeup, it will heavily depend on the vintage period you are using for your theme. For the 1940s and 1950s, you may want your bridesmaids to use an iconic red lipstick-though if you are worried about the red lips being too much for a bridesmaid look, you can opt for coral pinks which were also in style.

A little addition

You can even go that little bit further as a special surprise for your wedding day and offer the ladies of the day a beautiful vintage robe to wear whilst they are being pampered and beautified. Perhaps even let them keep their divine robe as a token of appreciation / keep sake for excepting to share your special day.

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Remember, no matter what vintage time period you're using for your vintage inspired wedding, don't forget to make sure that your bridesmaids are styled appropriately to really show the style off!

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