Ellis Bridals know that everyone is eagerly awaiting the 2019 collection, but Ellis Bridals thought in the mean time it might be fun to look back at some of the Ellis Bridals dresses that were not only instantly iconic, but had an element of timeless beauty and grace about them. Retro is in and Ellis Bridals’ style experts have done the work for you and put together some styles that capture the charm and elegance of some of Ellis Bridals most loved dresses from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
The 70s were all about charming details around the neckline, floating sleeves and gorgeous trailing lace. What could be more beautiful or capture grown up charm than to channel 70s style? Ellis Bridals think that you could create a strong impression of the 70s with these two stunning Ellis Bridals wedding dresses. This Ellis Bridals gown with tiered scalloped lace skirt is unforgettable: endlessly romantic and free flowing, this overlaid lace moves like no other. The unique layering is captivating from every angle and light and just screams retro chic. Alternatively you could opt for this Ellis Bridals ballgown to capture the beauty of a true 70s neckline. Pair with a gorgeous beehive or frame your face with stray curls for true 70s style.
The 80s were a fabulous time for wedding glamour and style, heavily influenced by Princess Diana’s wedding dress in 1981 – Ellis Bridals designers knew an iconic sleeve when they saw one. Ellis Bridals always look back fondly on the 80s, especially as modern brides often like to somehow incorporate their mother’s wedding dress style as a homage. A great way to subtly reference 80s wedding dresses would be to incorporate just one feature of one, rather than combine them all together. This leaves the sleeves, and the classic ballgown style. Ellis Bridals has picked out these two stunning dresses that have elements that are a subtle throw back to the 80s whilst remaining completely modern and up-to-date at the same time. Ellis Bridals has picked out the gorgeous sleeves in this soft tulle gown that is an elegant and understated way to reference the sleeves of the 80s, and this Ellis Bridals beaded ballgown has all of the structure and charm of the larger 80s dresses but with more sophistication and grace. Draw the 80s theme together with an update on the flower crown with your hair gracefully coiffed.
The 90s were a time of great change and innovation in bridal fashion. Hemlines sky rocketed and there was an injection of drama with added glitz and glam.
Ellis Bridals think this darling asymmetrical wedding dress would channel 90s rock star glamour – think Courtney Love and Gwen Stefani– whilst remaining demure and modern.
A wonderfully billowing Ellis Bridals ballgown skirt is structured perfectly to show off your shoes and add a touch of sensuality to your bridal look. The top is delicately embroidered with fine appliqué and sultry deep v-neck. Keep the rock-chick vibe going with a pair of edgy showstopper shoes, boho beach waves to frame the face and a pop of red on the lips and nails will complete this 90s inspired wedding look.
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