A modern twist on 1950s' glamour

Article Published: Thursday 18th June, 2015 - 12:29pm



A nostalgic shoot chock with vintage style offers oodles of ideas for budding brides-to-be. Christine Trewinnard Couture joined forces with some other talented suppliers to showcase some timeless wedding trends from the past that are seeing a stunning resurgence in the present...

"We certainly learned a thing or two about style from the iconic leading ladies of 1950’s Hollywood.

Diamonds with heels or flats, hair cut for a short, gamine look or waved, rolled and swept. Brimmed hats with high heels. Long gloves and longer splits in sleek, fitted evening gowns. Black-lined lids or doe-eyes above siren lips. Photos delivered images of ladies with smouldering femininity oozing confidence, elegance and charm.

Perhaps the single word to portray the look of the era was ‘Glamour’ (capital G intended!). It was reflected in a satin sheen and draped within folds of chiffon, nipped into cinched waists and captured forever by Norman Parkinson in his photographs of stars like Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Elizabeth Taylor.

The era was inspiration for the latest wedding creations from Christine Trewinnard Couture (www.christinetrewinnard.co.uk). Owner Christine explains: ‘There are lots of beautiful wedding gown designs at the moment, but I take into account my client’s personality and find brides are also asking for something a bit different and individual. These looks are edging on the dramatic and making a statement yet are elegant and glamorous’.

The first has a boned bodice with draped black and white embroidered chiffon paired with an ivory, organza, full-length skirt. Complemented by an ivory satin ribbon, back bow and delicate beaded detail.

The second; white tea-length with a boned bodice of frothy organza roses sewn onto tulle, is strapless but with a separate, matching bolero.

Gloves, hats and umbrellas beckon as accessories and we are instantly transported to a page in vintage vogue, the dancing of Gene Kelly and a wedding breakfast at Tiffany’s!"

Credits
Dresses: Christine Trewinnard www.christinetrewinnard.co.uk
Photography: Enchanted Brides www.enchantedbrides.photography
Hair: Tom at Marzipan Hair
Make-up: Katherine Rowe
Model: Jazzy
Hats & white gloves: The BlackCat Boutique
Words: Sue White