Feminine, figure-hugging Chicago style wedding dresses are the perfect combination of sophistication and elegance. The airy silhouette, freely flowing silk fabric, laid in beautiful folds, and the elegant style of such a model will emphasize the seductive curves of the female figure and attract the eyes of others. The bride in such a dress looks very stylish, feminine, flattering and mysterious.
A similar style, emphasizing the rounded charms of the female figure, is increasingly used in their collections by famous couturiers. Wedding dresses of the 20s-30s are present in the collections of many famous brands and fashion houses. So, what is the peculiarity of such a style?
What are Chicago wedding dresses like?
In the thirties of the last century, the length of the women’s dress for the first time rose to the knee, and the sleeves replaced the straps. Together with a deep neckline, an open back and a tight-fitting silhouette, this dress turned the young lady into an object of admiration for others.
Ganster-style wedding dresses, stylized as the outfits of American women of the Great Depression era, have the following characteristic features:
- length can vary from knee to floor. Quite often, such an outfit has a train;
- the waist line is slightly underestimated, the silhouette is tight-fitting, smoothly expanding towards the bottom;
- neckline and deep neckline on the back;
- lack of sleeves and the presence of straps of small width.
As a rule, flowing silk, satin, chiffon and noble velvet are used for Chicago wedding dresses. Beads, sequins, fringe, lace, rhinestones, fur are used as decor.
It should be noted that wedding dresses of the 30s are not suitable for all ladies. Such outfits organically look only on the owners of a slender figure. By the way, with the help of this style it is easy to balance too wide shoulders.
Accessories for a wedding dress in the style of “Chicago”
As you know, any, even the most beautiful image will look incomplete without the appropriate accessories. Gangster style wedding dresses are no exception. The laconic slightly rustic style of such an outfit is more than covered with luxurious accessories.
Small hats decorated with rhinestones, feathers and beads, silk hairbands and small veils look very organic with a similar dress.
Fluffy boas made of white feathers, boleros or boas made of arctic fox or black-brown fox are perfect as an addition to a Chicago-style wedding dress. You can not do without high gloves made of satin or velvet, the length of which reaches the elbow bend. The image can also be supplemented with stockings in a fine mesh.
For a ganster-style wedding dress, it is better to choose shoes with a round toe and a medium height heel, as well as a small satin envelope bag.
During the Great Depression that took place in American history at the beginning of the last century, real jewels were out of reach for most ladies. This led to the popularity of jewelry made of artificial pearls, crystals and gold-plated chains with large links.
When choosing accessories for the Gangster wedding dress, you can give preference to a long string of pearls tied in a knot under the bust line, or a necklace made of large transparent crystals.
Gangster-style hairstyle is well-groomed smooth hair styled in structured waves or a short haircut on straight or slightly wavy hair. Makeup involves expressive scarlet lips, thick black eyelashes and shadows of rich, mostly dark tones.