Monday, 13 November 2017

Our Favourite Blush Wedding Dresses!

It probably hasn't escaped your notice that the trend for blush wedding dresses is getting bigger and bigger; and isn't it just wonderful!
From the 1930's to 50's it wasn't uncommon to wed in blush or pale pink so if you're searching for a dress (particularly tea length) in these shades, then vintage is a super place to start!
Bridal blogs are full of inspiring looks, of which we've shown a few. Followed up with some of the favourite blush, vintage wedding dresses from our current collection. 
We even have the cutest blush 1950's wedding veil that just arrived and I'm sure, won't be in Dirty Fabulous for long!
Get in touch to make your appointment to find your own dream wedding dress now. We can't wait to see you!
Photo by Jose Villa via Style me Pretty

Photo by Corbin Gurkin via Confetti


Dirty Fabulous Vintage


Vintage sweetheart, embroidered organza, blush wedding dress

1950's blush pink embroidered ballet length wedding dress with tulle hem


 Pale blush embroidered sweetheart wedding dress

 1950s floral headband with blush tulle veil and velvet ribbon
 



Monday, 6 November 2017

Break Out The Brocade!

An explosion of colour at Winter should be an essential fashion trend every year. I mean how can wearing only black and grey in the darker months bring a smile to our faces?
Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of dark colours, I wear them right through the year but here at Dirty Fabulous HQ we also wear bold colours the year round, maybe even more so during the Winter months.
I'm sure (not sure) it's been proven somewhere that bright colours makes you happy! At the very least you should give it a try and see for yourself.
The Fall/Winter 2017 runways were jammed packed with daring prints and glossy, rich tones. Gucci and Erdem in particular knocked it out of the park!
These bold brocades and embroidered fabrics are nothing new. They were huge in the 50's and 60's and were often worn to the most fanciest of occasions, they aren't just for soft furnishings you know!
Take some inspiration from the new and old:



 YSL for Dior 1957

 Nina Ricci 1955

 Christian Dior 1957

 1950s evening gown

 1957 brocade dress

 YSL for Dior 1958

1956 floral brocade dress

Dirty Fabulous Gorgeous Fabrics:









Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Have a Spooktacular Halloween!!!

We thought we'd get into the spirit of things with some eerily beautiful vintage images from the 1920's followed by some of our frighteningly fabulous vintage dresses in spooky hues!
Enjoy!

1950's black tulle prom dress with velvet ribbon bands 




 1940's royal purple rayon and lace full length dress
 1950's devore black velvet with pale blue lining cocktail dress


 1950's and 60's vintage ensembles

 1940's black crepe peplum dress with dark red accents 

 1950's black crossover eyelet cotton dress with rhinestone bow


Monday, 23 October 2017

Totally Dublin: Paper Roses - October 2017

Dirty Fabulous 1950's prom dresses seen as skirts

Selection of floral corsages from Dirty Fabulous

 1950's tulle prom dresses from Dirty Fabulous layered as skirts worn with Natalie B Coleman tulle top. 
Image via Natalie B.Coleman instagram

Credits: 
Creative Direction and Styling: Kieran Kilgallon
Photographer: Eilish McCormick
Set & Prop Design: Kieran Kilgallon
Hair & Make-up: Sarah Lanagan
Model: Eimear at Not Another Agency
Stylists Assistant: Kyle Cheldon Barnett



Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Real Bride: Kelly is the Cat's Meow!










SWOOOON!!!!!!These photos!!!

For her big day, pastel haired beauty, Kelly, chose one of our own designs: The Cat's Meow from our Papermoon Bridal collection. She totally rocked her unique look which had a modern twist on 1930's Old Hollywood glamour.
There's nothing we love more than seeing a bride staying true to her individual style for her wedding day and we're so proud that one of our Papermoon dresses was perfect for Kelly!
Thank you so much to Kelly for sending in her stunning pics by photographer Paula Gillespie.
Check out Paula's instagram and Facebook pages to see even more fabulous photos!

Congrats to Kelly and her new hubby!
xxx

Monday, 2 October 2017

Real Bride: 50's style delight!



Our gorgeous bride Brona (on right) looked incredible when she tied the know with Su.
She chose a new, vintage style wedding gown from our collection which is actually full length. 
Brona then had the tulle skirt shortened to a fun, tea length which suited her perfectly.
Their recent wedding featured in The Times, how exciting!
Congratulations to both beautiful brides!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Wearing Irish: Weddings - Irish Examiner - Sept 9th 2017


Our Smitten Kitten 50's style wedding dress featured in The Irish Examiner, Weddings supplement.
This dress is from own Papermoon Bridal collection and we were very proud that the lovely, Aisling O'Loughlin included it in a piece on "Wearing Irish".