Vintage Wedding Dresses

If you’re looking for a distinctive alternative to a traditional dress, vintage wedding dresses provide a breathtaking source of inspiration.

While you might have been dreaming of what you’d wear on your wedding day since you were a little girl, your tastes may have significantly changed over time.  Maybe, that big, bouncing fairy tale gown that you once dreamed of is now an embarrassing memory that you’d prefer to forget?

There’s one thing that all brides have in common and that’s the fact that we all want to look simply stunning on our special day.  Luckily there are a plethora of options when you're looking for a distinctive style with a difference. 

Vintage style wedding dresses give you the chance of dressing up in a beautiful bridal gown and will ensure you feel simply stunning on your special day.

Which Vintage Style For You?

Take inspiration from some of the most stunning vintage styles below.  See which ones feel like the best match for your bridal style. 

Whichever style you prefer, you could choose to simply focus on vintage style for your dress, or, how about having a vintage theme for your whole wedding?


Contemporary Vintage Inspiration

As an alternative to the traditional gown, vintage style wedding dresses have become one of the most popular choices for brides.  Often designers revisit long evening gowns in subtle colours ranging from white to ivory and pale yellow or pale pink.  The choice of fabric and lace insets clearly remind that they are designed for a wedding. Click here to see more details and the gallery of hand-picked designs.

1950s Vintage Designs

Bold, fun and ultra-feminine, a 1950’s inspired design is guaranteed to stun.  In an era of post-WW2 frivolities, skirts gained volume, hemlines went up and designs became racier than ever. With fitted bodices designed to enhance female curves, tea length dresses that sit just below the knee or above the calf are typical of style of the era. Click here to see more details and the gallery of hand-picked designs.



1920s Elegant Frivolity

1920s dresses embody frivolity without abandoning elegance: a perfect choice if you're looking for something that little bit different. Typically straight-cut, with a dropped waist, sequins, beading or embroidery, they can be either full or knee-length.  One of the most popular vintage styles, you can often find 1920s originals.  Click here to see more details and the gallery of hand-picked designs.

Exquisite Victorian Romance

Victorian wedding dresses will appeal to your romantic and very feminine side. These dresses are beautifully adorned with lace and frills, with full skirts or a bustle.  If you still dream of a big romantic wedding gown, then Victorian could be the right style for you. Click here to see more details and the gallery of hand-picked designs.



Renaissance Grandeur

The Renaissance period between the 15th and 17th centuries was all about re-birth, a period when gowns were wonderfully elaborate. These styles can be just as elegant and demure as modern designs with a vintage twist. Typical features are an empire neck, A-line or long, flowing skirt and long sleeves, which are often slashed. Click here to see more details and the gallery of hand-picked designs.

Romantic Medieval Simplicity

A wonderful alternative to a traditional wedding gown, medieval dresses offer a great source of inspiration thank to their simple, flowing and romantic style.  Worn by damsels in the Middle Ages, designs have tight bodices and soft full length skirts, elaborate embroidery on bodices and waistbands add a touch of elegance. Click here to see more details and the gallery of hand-picked designs.



Simple Celtic Elegance

If you love simplicity but are looking for something that little bit different, take a look at Celtic wedding dress designs.  Usually in white, these dresses softly follow your silhouette down into a long flowing skirt.  Beautiful embroidery, often featuring the Celtic knot, symbolizing eternal love, add a distinctive difference to these designs. Click here to see more details and the gallery of hand-picked designs.

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