Walking past bridal gown designer Caroline Castigliano‘s Central London store on Berners Street is always an exciting experience. The dresses in the window always make me stop and stare but, being a lover of vintage bridal designs, I often find her elegant gowns too modern for my tastes. Until today.
The vintage-inspired gown seen below took my breath away. I love lace, sparkle and sleeves and this one has all three (thank you Princess Kate for starting the sleeved trend again!)… Despite the fact that marriage will never be in my future, when I see a dress like this one, I feel a wistful pang (sad and pathetic, I know):
Caroline Castigliano Bridal Gown - Berners Street Window Display
Caroline Castigliano Wedding Gown - Vintage Style
The dress was difficult to photograph through a glass window but I’ve blown up sections of the image and added colour effects to try to bring out some of the gown’s intricate, gorgeous detail:
Caroline Castigliano Gown - Amazing Detail!
The above images don’t do the dress justice but I tried my best! Whichever brides may get to wear this stunning gown are very lucky indeed. Wishing you all a beautiful wedding and a blessed future.
I never gave much thought to how I would want my big day to be. I haven’t even got a fiance, let alone a wedding date. But, it occured to me as I was clearing out my closet recently that I have a major passion for vintage style fashion.
Rooting through gorgeous Mary Jane shoes and peep-toe courts, pretty ’50s cut skirts and a plethora of patterned dresses, I could see the past starring me in the face. I like classic style; elegant 1930s sweeping gowns, waist-hugging dresses and intricately detailed accessories from yester-year. The sad thing is that I’m currently too fat to wear most of my wardrobe but the joy it gave me to look upon it is quite simply, unparalleled.
Whatever happens, if and when my big day rolls around, I won’t be rolling down the aisle. I’ll be hot-footing it to the gym, streamlining myself to fit into a gorgeous vintage wedding gown Grace Kelly would be proud of…