Sunday, May 15, 2011
Most of the vintage wedding dresses I find are TINY. You can't imagine how many times a happy, hopeful bride comes into the shop looking for a vintage wedding gown and leaves disappointed. Unless she's a size 0-4 and has a 24" waist the pickings are very...SLIM. It seems that a lot of the brides in the 1950's were very small. The question I hear more often than any other is "Why is everything so tiny?"
Well, I'm not entirely sure...I think growth hormones may have something to do with it, and the fact that a lot of brides back then were very young. Americans are becoming larger people, the average shoe size back then was a 7 narrow, whereas today most teenage girls wear size 9's and 10's. I myself wear a whopping 10, therefore I don't own any vintage shoes....
So when I come a across a contemporary wedding gown that is timeless, elegant and high quality and a size 10 I do not hesitate to pick it up. This is a newer gown by Judd Waddell from New York. The original tag reads that it was....drumroll.....$4260! I have it priced at 695. It is truly stunning and is sure to make a healthy average size 10 bride very happy.