Mod About You: Mid-Century Modern Wedding Gowns

From diamonds and pearls to mermaid gowns and sweetheart necklines, contemporary updates on classic gowns promise allure and sophistication for the modern bride
From: Fall/Winter 2013 edition

(above) “Basil,” oyster-hued ruched satin A-line gown with silver beading detail on sweetheart neckline and hip, $999, from Raina, available at A Princess Bride Couture. White satin gloves, $24, from Sustalux. 18K white gold earrings with Tahitian black pearl drops and diamonds, price upon request, from Gary Tipp Jewelers. Tiffany setting 2.25-carat engagement ring in platinum, $59,000, from Tiffany & Co. Rhinestone and faux pearl necklace, $86.50, from I Do Bridal. “Tiffany Metro” three-row hinged bangle in 18K white gold with diamonds, $11,000, from Tiffany & Co.

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(above) Sleek couture white satin mermaid gown with rose and crystal appliques, $32,400, from Elsie Katz. 1930s rose and yellow gold chain bracelet with flower detail, $4,300, from Isadora’s. Brushed silvertone necklace with rhinestones, $48, from Sustalux. Victorian silver dangle earrings with 18K yellow gold diamond and pearls, $13,840, from Isadora’s. Ribbon diamond ring in platinum, $4,950, from Tiffany & Co. Badgley Mishka peep-toe white satin “Cleone” pump, $245, from Nordstrom.

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(above) Honey-hued Monique Lhuillier “Crème Brûlée” embroidered tulle and silk charmeuse gown with modified A-line silhouette and sweetheart neckline, $6,600, from Marcella’s La Boutique. Cage veil with headband and tulle rosettes, $32, and beaded blush-tone gloves, $38, both from Pretty Parlor. Golden South Sea pearl earrings with two marquise-cut diamonds and matching necklace, price upon request, from Gary Tipp Jewelers. Bouquet from Midnight Blossom with African mask, Crème de la Crème roses, thistle, sansevieria, fern curl, philodendron, crespedia, and Tillandsia tectorum. Green fiberglass rocking chair with stainless frame by Lawrence Peabody, from Ten22home.

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(above) “Chrysanthemum” gown from Elsie Katz with train in pale yellow embroidered satin faille, $45,800. 18K tricolor gold necklace with diamonds and 18K yellow gold earrings with pearls, diamonds and sapphires, price upon request, both from Gary Tipp Jewelers. “Tiffany Metro” bangle in 18K gold diamonds, $8,500, from Tiffany & Co.

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Robert Bullock’s pearl-covered “Tootsie” strapless matte satin cocktail-length gown, $1,965, from I Do Bridal. Jennifer Leigh ivory silk organza headpiece with netting, $238, from A Princess Bride Couture. Ziegfeld Collection freshwater pearl earrings with sterling silver, $450; and Tiffany setting engagement ring in platinum, $59,000, both from Tiffany & Co. Faux silver leather belt with bow, $28, from Nordstrom. Silver clutch, $18, from Sustalux. Badgley Mischka peep-toe satin “Cleone” white pump, $245, from Nordstrom.

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(above) Luly Yang Couture’s “Tiffany Ball” in Tiffany blue taffeta with floor-length pleated skirt and white taffeta bow under bust, $5,600. Double-layered tulle veil, $210, from A Princess Bride Couture. 14K yellow gold earrings with blue zircons surrounded by cultured pearls, $4,245, from Isadora’s. Freshwater pearl necklace from Tiffany & Co.’s Ziegfeld Collection, $500. Shown in table of contents: Ziegfeld Collection freshwater pearl bracelet with sterling silver clasp, $500, and aquamarine and diamond ring, $6,900, both from Tiffany & Co.

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(above) Short “DeAnna” duchess silk satin dress with a sweetheart neckline and side gathers, $1,095, from Cicada Bridal. Vintage coral hat with rhinestones, $68, from Pretty Parlor. 1950s 14K gold earrings with coral and diamonds, $4,950 and 1920s platinum Asscher-cut diamond ring, $14,500, from Isadora’s. 18K white gold and black rhodium diamond bracelet with 457 round diamonds (5.61-carat total weight) in a clover design, price upon request, from Gary Tipp Jewelers. Elbow-length white leather gloves with pearl buttons, $24, from Sustalux. Ruffle minaudiere in rose porcelain by Glint, $88, and Menbur lace pump in ivory, $159.95, both from Nordstrom.

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(above)  “At First Blush” embossed organza strapless ball gown with blush lining and crystal belt, $8,200, from Luly Yang Couture. Circa 1950 retro 18K white gold diamond earrings, $3,500, from Isadora’s. “Victoria” graduated platinum necklace with round brilliant diamonds, $52,500; “Tiffany Metro” three-row hinged 18K white gold bangle with diamonds, $11,000, and Tiffany “Soleste” ring with pink diamond border in platinum and 18K rose gold, $27,700, all from Tiffany & Co. 1950’s iron-frame settee, reupholstered in a red wool fabric with subtle stripes, from Ten22home.

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(above) Tea-length “Hepburn” A-line ivory silk organza dress with floral lace overlay and bateau neckline, $3,883, by Hayley Paige, from Nordstrom. Vintage gloves, $16, from Pretty Parlor. Bel Aire Bridal nostalgic lace fascinator with floral tulle accents, $169.50, from I Do Bridal. Circa 1950 platinum earrings with large round mabe pearls and eight diamonds, $3,400, from Isadora’s.

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(above) “Heather” tea-length silk taffeta gown with wrap top and V-neckline, $1,495, from Cicada Bridal. Tarnish skinny black belt with bow, $32, from Nordstrom. Black velour gloves, $16, from Pretty Parlor. Tulle veil, $125, made by Veiled Thread’s Brenna Carlson. Freshwater pearl and sterling silver earrings, $450, and necklace, $500, both from Tiffany & Co.’s Ziegfeld Collection. Ivanka Trump “Indico” black patent leather pump, $119.95, from Nordstrom.

Credits: 
Styling
Hilary Folks
Model
Teela, TCM Models and Talent
Hair and makeup
Tom Pollock
Stylist’s assistant
Elena Chavez
Photographer’s assistant
A.B. Shantz
Location
Photographed at Voda Studios. Special thanks to Ten22home.

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