Mondo Chaos Guide to Vintage Wedding Dresses

Mondo Chaos Guide to Vintage Wedding Dresses

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.
Vi har et lille, men eksklusivt og skønt udvalg indenfor enkelte brudekjoler hos Mondo Kaos, så her er lidt inspiration til at finde netop din perfekte 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.

Aline vintage wedding dress

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.

Vi fører i Mondo Kaos flest modeller i 1950’er stil, og har dermed her et stort udvalg af forskellige vintage brudekjoler i swing og pencil-modeller.
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:

Shaped vintage wedding dress
Shaped vintage wedding dress with lace


Shaped stop staring wedding dress


See a small selection of our vintage wedding dresses with swingskirt here:

Vintage wedding dress with lace


Vintage wedding dress with swing skirt


Hourglass vintage wedding dress in pencil cut


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 wedding dresses in Copenhagen


vintage wedding dress with lace top
Vintage brudekjoler hos Mondo Kaos

Marilyn Monroe wore a pencil wedding dress for her wedding to Arthur Miller, here she is not seen in the wedding dress, but another beautiful white pencil model. 


Find din vintage brudekjole hos Mondo Kaos


Last but not least, Brigitte Bardot caused a stir when she got married in 1959 in Pepitatern. Which proves that you do not have to be a 'white' bride if you might in fact like our floral print better, or maybe a beautiful color.

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.

Green bridesmaid dress

Simple dusty green A-line dress from The House Of Foxy

White swing dress with flowers for the bridesmaid

Beautiful swing dress with floral print

Milan bridesmaid dress in pink

Swing dress in pink / purple shade

Accessories for your vintage wedding dress

I Mondo Kaos har vi udover kjoler, også både passende sko, boleroer, cardigans, strømper og smukke hårblomster, al sammen perfekt som tilbehør til vintage stilen. Ligesom vores kjoler, går vi meget op i kvaliteten af alt andet i butikken, og vores sko er nogle af de mest komfortable brudesko du kan finde. Vi har sko og sandaler i hvid og guld, som vil passe fantastisk til din brudekjole. En hvid cardigan eller bolero er perfekt at have med sig til den lunefulde danske sommer, og vi har altid et stort udvalg af skønne hvide og farverige hårblomster, som er en skøn vintage detalje til dit outfit.

A selection of some shoes that we think will be perfect for the bride:

Adele rose vintage style bridal shoes
White retro sandals
Adele light blue bridal shoes

Some of our petticoats as well as hair accessories for the bride:

Hair accessories for the vintage bride
Petticoat for the vintage wedding dress
Vintage hair ornaments 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

Vi håber at du er blevet inspireret til at finde vintage brudekjolen som du drømmer om i Mondo Kaos, men her er lidt vejledning i forhold til at besøge butikken på Nørrebro i København. Det er altid en god ide at se lidt på hvad vi har hjemmefra, så man er lidt bedre forberedt. 
Særligt i disse tider hvor der er en begrænsning på hvor mange kunder der må være i butikken ad gangen, kan du med stor fordel booke en tid til personlig shopping. På den måde ved vi at der er god tid til at hjælpe dig, og så kan du også nemt tage en veninde med til vejledning, uden at risikere at der bliver for mange kunder i butikken. Alternativt kan du komme forbi på hverdage inden kl 13, da der på dette tidspunkt som regel er mindst travlt.

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.


Vi håber at se dig til brudekjole shopping i Mondo Kaos, og at vi kan hjælpe dig med at gøre din store dag perfekt i en kjole fra vores butik.

Wedding Photography

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) og har fotograferet bryllupper de sidste 15år. Og som et særligt tilbud til Mondo Kaos-brude kan I hele 2020 bruges denne rabatkode: MONDOBRIDE2020 hos hende, som vil give jer -20% på bryllupsfotografering!

Loving greetings,
Team Mondo Kaos ♥

PS. Som de fleste af vores læsere og kunder allerede ved, er vores tøj  ikke "ægte vintage" men reproduceret (repro) tøj inspireret af vintage tøj. Dog har vi fundet ud af at langt de fleste af vores kunder ikke kender begrebet "Repro", men bruger både retro og vintage, til at beskrive det tøj vi sælger på trods af at det er nyproduceret tøj. Derfor gør vi præcist det samme her hos Mondo Kaos. Alt vores tøj er altid nyproduceret, ikke second-hand, og er primært inspireret af den fantastiske mode fra 1940-, 1950-, og 1960erne.


Ripe in the 1940s

Ripe in the 40s 🌟



Ripe in the 50s

Ripe in the 50s 🌟


 

Ripe in the 60s

Ripe in the 60s 🌟