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Old Hollywood Wedding Dresses

Old Hollywood Wedding Dress RedWe handle the attire for so many weddings, some right here in Colorado, and many in places such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Scotland.

For some of the weddings, we make the dresses, for some the men’s suits (through our website www.DenverBespoke.com) and for a few we do both the attire for the bride and the groom.

But no matter where the customer resides, getting married Old Hollywood style is a popular choice.

Some customers love the Hollywood of the twenties (with slim bias dresses, feathers, and lace), others Hollywood of the thirties and the forties.

Old Hollywood Wedding Dress

In each case we can craft a dress that matches the style and can even replicate the dresses that the stars of decades past wore on the red carpet.Old Hollywood Wedding

The featured dress in this post is made from iridescent red silk duppioni.

The fibers in the dress are interwoven with black, creating a beautifully textured dress that changes colors in the light.

This piece was completely custom made with a draped bodice and straps for a totally couture look.

The sketches show another outfit in progress.

A boatneck dress with back ruffles and a custom retro tuxedo with high-waisted wide-legged pants and a jacket and vest that pinch in at the natural waist.

Each piece is completely custom made here in Denver, Colorado, using our muslin-fitting process.

We first sew a mock-up of the dress from cotton muslin and either mail that to you, or fit it on you here in our studio.  Long distance customers can send us digital pics of themselves trying the pieces on.

Then we alter the patterns to fit exactly and to exactly represent the look and style that is most flattering.

Contact Lianna K. (superhero@vigilantelabs.com) to get started on a dress and she can start sketching!

Wedding Dresses in EVERY Size

So you are petite or plus size.  That doesn’t mean that you should be stuck with a wedding dress that is anything less than exactly the dress of your dreams.

Because we custom make every piece using a unique hand-drafted pattern, we can make a wedding dress that fits you perfectly.  Our muslin fitting process utilizes proven couture techniques to guarantee a fit whether you are local or international.

The light pink dress in the photos is a dress that we made for a plus-sized customer who wanted a look that recalled the 1950’s.  It is made from silk shantung with a handmade tulle petticoat in vivid turquoise.

The white dress with a bolero was made for a long distance customer who was smaller than our smallest dress form.  In order to get a great fit, we made a muslin mock-up of the dress with the ruffles and flowers drawn on.

After she provided a few photos of herself wearing the mock-up, we were able to make a dress that fit her beautifully.

The third dress, made in a golden yellow silk taffeta was made for another long distance customer who needed a stunning plus size wedding gown.

Just drop us a line at superhero@vigilantelabs.com and we can sketch up some ideas for the ideal wedding dress and start getting together some stunning fabrics.

Our dresses start at about $900 for a silk piece.  In general, we can handmake a dress for the same price as a mass produced wedding gown.  So definitely write us if you are curious about having us give you a quote.

We are a full service dressmaking and couture studio located in Denver, Colorado.  Our patternmaking skills are the best in the world, meaning that we can make anything that you can dream up in any fabric.