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If you’re going retro on your wedding day or for your engagement photos, the key to not looking like you’re heading to a costume party (unless, of course, you’re having a costume wedding!) is subtlety. To pull this off, choose one or two vintage-inspired styles to imitate—think a vintage dress and makeup with modern hair—or do the updated 2013 version of your gown, hairstyle, and makeup. Here are four gorgeous vintage beauty looks to get you inspired.
The 1920s Bride
A short, sleek hairstyle and a glam headband create this Gatsby-esque look, but the modern makeup keeps her from looking like a movie extra. To get this chic crop for your wedding, smooth Oribe Crème for Style onto hair before straightening it with the amika Birchbox Mini Ceramic Styler.
The 1950s Bride
Her thick black lashes and pink lips are totally kittenish, but the mini-pompadour gives this platinum teased style a bit of an edge. Recreate this look with Paul & Joe Beauté Full Coverage Lipstick in the appropriately-named “retro” shade (even the tube has a vintage vibe!) and black Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner.
The 1960s Bride
The bow belt! The gloves! That hair! To get this Mad Men-inspired look on your big day, tease hair at the roots with the Spornette Little Wonder Brush (which made its debut in the late 1950s) before pinning it into a bouffant. Long-lasting Shu Uemura Art of Hair Sheer Lacquer will help keep it in place as you cut a rug on the dance floor.
The 1970s Bride
This glam and easygoing bridal style has a modern-day Charlie’s Angels vibe that we love. A healthy, tawny glow is central to this look, so rub NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® OR Multi-Usage Dry Oil Shimmer (which smells heavenly) into skin before you put on your gown. Then swirl Laura Gellar Beauty Baked Blush-n-Brighten across your cheeks for a bronzed, flushed look.
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