The sixties were an iconic fashion era. From the elegance of Jackie O., to the bold risks of London’s Mod culture, fashion changed forever in just ten years. We’ve been reminded of this fact since Mad Men’s premiere episode in 2007. The award-winning series has been inspiring fashion trends, and this year we’ve seen its influence in the wedding industry. Since many couples sit down every week to watch the show together, we weren’t surprised that the idea of a Mad Men wedding began to trend. Bridal designers have heard their customer’s wishes, and retro dresses are all the rage. The Wedding Shoppe has a selection of ‘60s inspired wedding attire you and your real life Don Draper are sure to love.
We’re mad about Mad Men wedding gowns.
1960’s-inspired wedding gowns are usually similar in style. They have shorter hemlines, cap sleeves, and plenty of elegance. A few very popular designers have included retro dresses in their 2013 collections. Retro brides love the tea-length silhouette, and these designers have delivered. Hayley Paige designed a gorgeous silk organza and brocade dress, appropriately named Hepburn. She included an illusion neckline and keyhole back for a modern touch. Voyage by Mori Lee has also designed a few retro dresses with a variety of necklines that are perfect for a Mad Men wedding. Still want strapless? Add a lace jacket as seen on style 6749 above to get the ‘60s look you love in the moments you want. Top it all off with a birdcage veil, and your ‘60s wedding style is nearly complete.
Save some ‘60s for your bridesmaids with Alfred Sung dresses.
You may have your retro wedding gown, but what about your ‘maids? The Wedding Shoppe has thousands of bridesmaid gowns to choose from, but if you’re looking for new, retro dresses, we suggest the Spring 2014 Collection
of Alfred Sung dresses
. These gowns scream sixties, and it’s no wonder! They’re designed with the iconic shift dress of the sixties in mind, but with figure-flattering elements. Bright colors, unique necklines, and elegant silhouettes are found in the entire collection. We picked our favorite styles for your Mad Men wedding below; mix and match them for a bold bridal party look! Your ‘maids will fall into the fashion of the ‘60s when they wear their Alfred Sung dresses.
A few more fab tips for your Mad Men wedding.
Chic and unique retro dresses? Check. Now it’s time to consider the other elements of your big day. First, make sure your guests know you and your fiancé are “madly in love” with ad-inspired save the dates and invites. Bold hair and makeup is a must-have (you’ve seen “Hairspray”, right?). Try fake eyelashes and thick eyeliner for the cat-eye effect. For the men, sharp suits with skinny ties will make them feel like ‘ad men.’ Try a great whiskey sour for your signature cocktail and a ‘60s playlist to bring your guests back in time. The finishing touch: a ’62 Cadillac for your getaway car.
Are you having a vintage-inspired big day? Share your ideas with us in a comment below!