For @ubetablieveit 's Wedding Shoppe, round 10: A dress for a 40-year old bride looking for old-fashioned elegance and modern sensibility.
I went back to one of my favorite time periods for inspiration: the 1920's! The dress silhouette is simple, with lots of long fabric folds and a lovely train. The more fitted waist gives it a more modern feel (and after all, those drop-waists from the twenties aren't always figure-friendly). The lace top and sleeves add a subtle, elegant decorative element. The pearl and silver headband is another nod to the twenties.