It's about to be that time of year, albeit a little later than usual due to the unusual situation we've been in since the beginning of March. But just as slowly, our customers are starting to inquire vintage wedding dresses and retro style wedding fashion, and it's great to know that the wedding planning is in full swing again so we can have all that love celebrated.
We have a small, but exclusive and beautiful selection within individual wedding dresses at Mondo Kaos, so here is a little inspiration to find just your perfect vintage wedding dress.
How to choose the perfect vintage wedding dress
Do you have a clear picture of what you are looking for, or maybe you want our always super skilled staff to guide you, at least here is a small vintage wedding dress guide so you can get some inspiration for what your wedding dress should have to be perfect for you.
All ours vintage wedding dresses are made of comfortable materials that let the skin breathe and that are easy to move in. The wedding dresses you find with us are all dresses where the design is cherished, and all have the authentic vintage shades and details.
The dresses are suitable for the reception as well as the big party, where you have to dance through the night. And then we have dresses that are suitable for both the town hall and the church service.
The wedding dress from the 1940s and 1950s
The wedding dresses of the 1940s focused on a more marked female figure, and the ideal of the time is sharper than the fluid forms of the 1930s. There was a focus on shoulders and A-line, and the top of the dresses typically consisted of a tight-fitting bustier. A very popular cut was 'the sweetheart cut', but also square or so-called scallop cuts were in vogue. In general, the dresses are made of less fabric, due to the rations of the war, but of course you had to have a beautiful dress, anyway, so draping and wrinkles also became part of the bridal fashion of this time. The rationing also meant that in the 40s they liked to use other colors, eg pink was in high demand, and flowered dresses that you could use again.
Do you want a 1950s inspired wedding dress?
Choose a wedding dress with a swing skirt if you are looking for a more romantic look and want extra focus on the waist, as well as plenty of width to be able to loosen up on the dance floor. Lace and small details give a feminine, romantic look, while a simpler design will give you a classic, timeless silhouette.
Or you can choose the pencil dress for a simpler silhouette with full focus on the female forms.
We lead in Mondo Kaos most models in 1950s style, and thus have here a large selection of different vintage wedding dresses in swing and pencil models.
In the 1950s, the fashion houses in Paris were again looked at, more specifically Dior and his New Look! There was full focus on the narrow waist and a large skirt, preferably with a petticoat underneath. Especially in the late 50s, the dresses became short and went around the knee, so you could see legs and shoes. When the attention was on the hourglass silhouette, it was also here that you saw both strapless wedding dresses with matching bolero jackets, and a wealth of beautiful necklines, sometimes covered with beautiful lace.
Vintage pencil wedding dresses also saw the light of day for the first time in the 1950s
See a small selection of our tailored vintage wedding dresses here:
See a small selection of our vintage wedding dresses with swingskirt here:
Inspiration to find a vintage wedding dress - the movie stars' choice
If you need further vintage inspiration before you come down to the store, we have found some beautiful vintage style icons that you can be inspired by.
How about this beautiful model that Dihann Caroll wears on her wedding day? The beautiful lace top is very reminiscent in style of our wedding dress from The House of Foxy.
Vintage bridesmaid dresses
Among our vintage dresses, you will find really dresses that fit nicely on everyone, and it is easy to find dresses for different girls that all have to look beautiful on the big day, and not least, in photos for posterity. We have the models in many sizes, and sometimes even different models in the same fabric and print, so there are several options, and you can still get a uniform look.
Accessories for your vintage wedding dress
In Mondo Kaos, in addition to dresses, we also have suitable shoes, boleros, cardigans, socks and beautiful hair flowers, all perfect as accessories for the vintage style. Like our dresses, we care a lot about the quality of everything else in the store, and our shoes are some of the most comfortable bridal shoes you can find. We have shoes and sandals in white and gold that will fit perfectly with your wedding dress. A white cardigan or bolero is perfect to bring with you for the whimsical Danish summer, and we always have a large selection of beautiful white and colorful hair flowers, which is a wonderful vintage detail for your outfit.
A selection of some shoes that we think will be perfect for the bride:
Some of our petticoats as well as hair accessories for the bride:
Our selection of vintage wedding dresses in our store in Copenhagen
We always have a really exclusive selection of vintage style wedding dresses, even if we are not an actual wedding dress store. The selection is carefully adapted to our customers' style and taste, and therefore there is probably also a wedding dress that suits just you. The selection in the store can be a little larger than what is online, therefore we recommend that you visit the store. Our staff is also super skilled at giving you advice and guidance on which dresses suit you, as they know the range really well.
Try your vintage wedding dress in Nørrebro, Copenhagen
We hope that you have been inspired to find the vintage wedding dress that you dream of in Mondo Kaos, but here is some guidance in relation to visiting the store in Nørrebro in Copenhagen. It is always a good idea to look at what we have from home, so you are a little better prepared. Especially in these times where there is a limit on how many customers can be in the store at a time, you can with great advantage book an appointment for personal shopping. That way we know that there is plenty of time to help you, and then you can also easily take a friend with you for guidance, without risking too many customers in the store. Alternatively, you can come by on weekdays before 13 pm, as it is usually the least busy at this time.
We also point out that not all dresses are possible to reorder, so if you are only getting married in 2021 and then we can not promise that the dress is there by that time.
We hope to see you for wedding dress shopping in Mondo Kaos and that we can help you make your big day perfect in a dress from our store.
You will always keep your wedding day in your hearts, but it is nice to get a little help to remember all the small moments, and therefore we recommend having an experienced photographer on the sidelines.
Kirstine, who you know from the shop, has Ploug Fotografi (www.kirstineploug.dk) and has been photographing weddings for the past 15 years. And as a special offer for Mondo Kaos brides, you can use this discount code throughout 2020: MONDOBRIDE2020 with her, which will give you -20% on wedding photography!
Team Mondo Kaos ♥
PS. As most of our readers and customers already know, our clothes are not "real vintage" but reproduced (repro) clothes inspired by vintage clothes. However, we have found that the vast majority of our customers do not know the term "Repro", but use both retro and vintage, to describe the clothes we sell despite the fact that they are newly produced clothes. That's why we do exactly the same thing here at Mondo Kaos. All our clothes are always newly produced, not second-hand, and are primarily inspired by the fantastic fashion of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.