Audrey Hepburn Inspired Bride(Vintage Dress, Veils, Hairstyles, Makeup…)

My go-to fashion icon is the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, which I know I’ve mentioned before, but just in case there’s any question about it: My one and only wish is to be as stunningly beautiful and effortlessly stylish as she is, but alas, I know I can’t have it all. What we are able to do, though, is copy! This post is for those of you who are getting married with an Audrey Hepburn-inspired theme and are looking for ideas. By “all the great influences from this iconic figure,” I mean the hair, the dress, the style, the makeup, and of course the glamour. This includes all of those things. Let’s begin with the dress — as is our custom every time!

The Audrey Hepburn Dress

The wedding dress that Audrey Hepburn wore in her film “Funny Face” in 1957 has been recreated numerous times, and it is easy to understand why so many brides are drawn to this time-honored style. It exudes elegance while remaining unpretentious at the same time.

There are a lot of amazing gowns out there that have been inspired by the style that Audrey Hepburn wore. One of my favorites is this stunning Joanne Fleming wedding dress created with “antique ivory” silk duchesse satin. It may be found below. I adore how straightforward and easy everything is.

A straightforward silhouette may be transformed into a show-stopping garment by adding just a few interesting details, as shown here. Take a look at the beading that is done on the neck detail of this beautiful creation that Joanne Fleming has made.

I was searching the internet for some more stunning wedding dresses that were inspired by Audrey Hepburn, and I found some of them below.

The Bow Veil

You’ll also notice that in the film Funny Face, Audrey wears a teeny-tiny veil that has the loveliest bow perched on top of it.

I was looking for a black veil, and I discovered an amazing one on Etsy that has a darling little velvet bow attached to it. The addition of a few Swarovski crystals here and there gives it that additional Hollywood glitter as well.

This veil from Faulkner and Carter is fashioned in the manner of the 1950s and features polka dots and, of course, a magic bow at the very top. I adore it!

You may make your own version of this by tying a bow at the end of your homemade veil. The Haberdashery Store offers a broad variety of bows, many of them are very reasonably priced. If you want something that isn’t ivory, MacCulloch & Wallis also has a fantastic selection of veils for you to choose from. If not, John Lewis sells excellent netting at a price that is quite affordable (this is what I used for my own wedding).

Audrey Hepburn Hairstyles

When it comes to the hair, Audrey Hepburn is a great source of inspiration because she experimented with many different looks throughout her career.

The Audrey up-do or the side bun are perhaps my two favorites among hairstyles. Both may be recreated with the assistance of a stylist with little effort. Either wedding dresses with a very high neck or strapless wedding gowns work incredibly well with these types of accessories.

Audrey Hepburn Make-Up

Check out our earlier post titled “How To Do Audrey Hepburn’s Makeup” for comprehensive advice on recreating Audrey Hepburn’s iconic look with your own makeup. In a nutshell, though, the eyes and the lips are the most important features. Imagine applying a dark eyeliner and bold lipstick. However, you shouldn’t go overboard, and you should make sure your makeup products are of a high quality. A smudged crimson lip is the last thing you want because it does not look elegant. Here are some of the standout features of the makeup that make-up artist Kaz Fernando applied to Audrey…

  • Eyebrows – Using a dark brown pencil, fill in the brows completely, emphasizing their shape by drawing an arch in the middle and thinning out the ends. Tip: If you want your eyebrows to have even more drama, use a little brush with a firm angle and apply eye shadow in the same color as your eyebrow pencil on top of them.
  • Eyeshadow – Audrey’s eyelids were always kept neutral so that the emphasis could be on the liner she used. Apply a wash of a neutral eye shadow all over the lids, taking care to stop the application slightly above the crease. Adding a touch of highlighter to the brow bone creates the optical illusion of wider-open eyes and brings out the full potential of well-groomed brows.
  • Eyeliner – The degree of drama that should be applied to the liner depends entirely on the individual’s eye shape. You have the option of using liquid, which requires a steady hand, or a pencil, which can be massaged into the top lashes to add more definition. Make the liner a little thicker at the outer corner of the eyes, and then sweep it upwards to form a flick. Begin the liner application just short of the tear duct, and apply it as close to the lashes as you can.
  • Mascara – Despite the fact that Audrey Hepburn had naturally dark and beautiful eyelashes, almost all of the photographs that we like of her have her wearing fake eyelashes. Believe it or not. The challenge here is to conceal the fact that you are wearing false lashes. Make use of individual lashes to enhance the appearance of your natural lashes, particularly in the furthest corner of your eyes. The completed product looks and feels a lot more natural than a full strip would. The best way to improve is to practice! The application of thick layers of black mascara comes next.
  • Lips – On the lips, after applying lip liner, apply red lipstick with a lip brush; this will ensure that the lipstick stays on for a significantly longer period of time. In general, Audrey favored more muted tones of red and orange, and she used very little gloss on her lips, preferring instead to go for a more matte finish.

You have therefore completed all of the necessary steps to become a bride in the style of Audrey Hepburn. At the very least, you ought to be:)

I hope everyone has a good weekend, and a hearty congratulations to all of you who are getting married!

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