Brides Raise Hemline for Vintage Style

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Brides Raise Hemline for Vintage Style

When Natalie Portman wed Benjamin Millepied in a Jewish ceremony last weekend, she paired a traditional floral headpiece with a 1950’s-style three quarter length skirt.

^Photos: FameFlynet Pictures

Australian bridal designer Pina Fiorenza said Shorter hemlines are making a comeback, with an increasing number of brides opting for the elegant mid-calf length instead of the usual full length gowns.

Left-Gown: Jennifer Gifford, Image: NGG__________________ Right-Gown: Carolina Herrera

“It speaks of an era that was all about understated elegance, with the influence of Dior and Balenciaga’s silhouettes coming through,” Ms Fiorenza said.

Photos & Gown: Carolina Herrera

"Brides who want to adopt the style for the wedding day should look for fabric and garment structure that enables the skirt to hold its shape and form; and be aware of getting the length right.

"Also select a neckline that compliments the style; my favourite is the classic sweetheart or wrapped sweetheart.”

Photos: Stephen Blakeney Photography __ Gown: Johanna-Hehir
Bride: Veronika Lowmass (From our Winter 2012 Issue)

Fiorenza’s 2012 collection features two three-quarter length bridal gowns, the ‘Isabella’ and ‘Lucia’, pictured below.

Photos & Gown: Pina Fiorenza
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