Vintage inspired Old Hollywood weddings are very chic and sophisticated. Brides love the ultra-glamorous gowns, headpieces, and bridal jewelry inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood. These are some easy tips on how to pull off that classic and glamorous Old Hollywood style for your wedding.

It all starts with the wedding gown. A gown that is slinky, sophisticated, and elegant is the best choice for an Old Hollywood wedding. Often they have a slender skirt, minimal train, and are snug and form-fitting. A silk charmuese gown, sleeveless, in a soft ivory would be beautiful. A glamorous plunging neckline with a touch of ruching at the bust will be just perfect. Or if you’re adventurous, choose a bias cut slip dress with hugs every curve! Rhinestone details on the straps of the wedding dress will hit the right note of glamor and style. Play up the embellishments on your gown with fabulous rhinestone bridal jewelry.

While strapless dresses are a bit modern for a true Old Hollywood style, they are so popular that it is worth discussing how to find one with the right vibe. If you wish to go with a strapless bridal gown, choose one with a slight sweetheart shape to the neckline and a drop waist. The skirt of the gown should be a form-fitting silk charmeuse or slinky double faced satin with a sweep train. Silver beadwork or crystals on the bodice will play up your glamorous side. When choosing embellishments, look for geometric styles instead of floral styles to give a nod to the streamlined look of Art Deco. Pull your hair back and show off a stunning pair of vintage inspired CZ bridal earrings.

Accessories are key when you are trying to create a fabulous style. For an Old Hollywood bride, a birdcage veil is perfect. It is chic and fabulous, without the innocent look of a traditional long veil. Choosing the right decoration for your birdcage veil can be a ton of fun, since there are so many great options to choose from. To add a simple and sweet touch to your birdcage veil, try a tailored bow. A rhinestone brooch is another accessory that you can coordinate to your bridal jewelry for an extra dash of glamour. If you really want to push boundaries, try a funky feather and crystal accent for your birdcage veil. The look will be amazingly chic!

And of course there are the other wedding accessories you must consider. A shrug made of either fur or maribou feather is the perfect thing to wear over your glamorous gown. Even if you only wear it for your wedding photos, it’s an important accessory. And of course, high heels are a must! With an ultra-glam wedding dress, a silk t-strap or ankle strap shoe with a peep toe would be gorgeous. Metallic shoes such as silver or champagne would suit the style very well.

Finally, of course, there is the bridal jewelry. To achieve the ultimate Old Hollywood style, you have to have lots and lots of sparkle! Choose dramatic bridal jewelry lin rhinestones or CZs for a vintage flair. Shop for gorgeous bridal jewelry with spectacular drop earrings and an eye-catching necklace. A pendant is ideal for a V-neckline wedding dress, or opt for a full necklace with a strapless gown. Complete your fabulous Old Hollywood look with smooth, waved hair and a touch of classic red lipstick.

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