Hippie Chic is Groovy One of the easiest ways to throw yourselves a cheap, wedding shindig is to go hippie chic, because hippies broke all the rules and did whatever felt groovy and creative. So, let's start searching for a fabulous wedding-gown style for you. So, I know what “real” hippie dresses actually looked like. Hippie-style Wedding Gowns Online One of the coolest places to look for vintage, boho-hippie wedding dresses is Etsy's.
And, that size is usually too small for a second-time bride over 40, over 50, or even (OMG) over 60.We Wear Bigger Sizes Now Most of the vintage wedding gowns (made in the 60's) will not fit your current body.If you're skinny, you might be lucky enough to find an authentic hippie dress for yourself. Most of us are a bit heavier than we were in the 1960's and 1970's.Even 20-somethings from today are chubbier than 20-somethings from a few decades ago.Many Real Vintage Dresses Were Homemade Many of the wedding dresses from the 60's (seen on Etsy, Rusty Zipper, and other vintage sites) were made at home with a Butterick pattern and a Singer sewing machine.And, those old-school, groovy, dress patterns were usually altered to fit the original bride's body. This fabulous 60's style prairie dress is old enough that it was made out of cotton fabric. Of course, it will be impossible for you to end up with a dress like this, unless you happen to fit into an extra-small... So, if you love this groovy, embroidered dress, you will need to have it made in your size, and someone will have to embroider the cotton fabric.
Alternatives to Vintage If you have your heart set on a vintage boho wedding (and you should, because hippie weddings are more fun, more spontaneous, and much cheaper than big, splashy, lah-di-dah weddings), you are probably going to have to find a new(er) dress with a vintage feel. I've put together a list of groovy dress ideas that I've seen on the Etsy site. Alternately, you might be able to find a top and a maxi skirt on Etsy and put together a similar, genuine, hippie wedding gown.
However, for some of the following dresses, you may need to get out the old Singer or find a dressmaker who can sew an inexpensive, cotton gown for you. Two ways to get a Victorian cowgirl wedding dress in your size: 2.
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by Tina Boomerina (AKA Christina Gregoire) If you're a bride over 40, 50, or 60, chances are good that mumsy and daddy are probably not going to pay for your second or third or twentieth wedding.
So, it's very likely that you will want to keep your wedding costs down... Hey, your "gown" is one place where you can go low cost without compromising on flair and panache. Every teen or teenybopper in the US caught the San Francisco virus.