The Ivy Retreat

simple wedding dress

1950's Sheer ivory gown

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Sorry for the delay, folks!  It has been a crazy couple of weeks.  I participated in my first vintage market and moved into a new house (among many other things).  So, life has been great, but just really stuffed with lots to do!  I'm super pumped that The Ivy Retreat's studio is finally taking shape, too.  So, there will be plenty of new pieces popping up for your viewing pleasure! Today I'm posting pictures of a pretty 1950's chemise that I picked up recently.  I think it would be the sweetest little wedding dress with a nude slip or tight dress layered under it.  The accordion pleating with lace trim that scoops to the back is such a lovely detail.  Check it out in the shop! 

1960's Cotton wedding dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

I'm in love with this wedding dress I found recently.  The style is a bit hard to explain though!  To me, it's like a mix between bohemian and earthy meets a prairie and pioneer wedding dress.  It is fully lined and the sleeves are not, so the sheer material helps to break up all of the white fabric.  It's made of a soft sheer cotton linen material, so it's not too heavy or stiff.  The top displays some amazing detail.  From the floral embroidery to the covered buttons and fabric loops to the tiny lace border, it's really a stunning piece.  It would be an ideal wedding dress for a simple outdoor forest or garden celebration! Head over to the shop and check it out today!