Five glorious vintage wedding dresses
The most perfect vintage wedding dresses hark back to a bygone era of timeless elegance while also keeping a sophisticated modern feel. Think layers of stylish lace, perfectly fitted corsets, pretty sweetheart necklines and truly romantic silhouettes.
Our in-store bridal experts have put together a selection of five stunning new vintage wedding dresses below, covering everything from Cambridge’s Old Hollywood feel to Alana’s oh-so-romantic lace. If you hadn’t considered trying vintage wedding dresses before, you will now!
Our Cambridge dress is all about fabulous movie-star magic. It’s a stylish ball gown, that flatters all figures, made from swathes of decadent, shimmering satin.
The bodice is covered with pleated satin, which helps to define and sculpt the waistline. The off-the-shoulder straps are super glamorous too and have been left slightly longer so they can be altered for the perfect fit.
Putting on the glitz
This elegant design can be styled in so many ways, but we love it with a glittering Leonie belt and our chic Perla tiara. You can also add our stylish Loulou veil topped with an Odetta comb for a little more glitz!
Finally, there’s that amazing ball gown skirt, which certainly isn’t short on wow-factor! For maximum impact layer up with both our 153 and 163 underskirts. And, if you love vintage wedding dresses with show-stopping skirts, take a look at Porsha and Tara. Alternatively, for a strapless style, try Delancey.
Lovely in lace
Laurenza is a retro design with a different feel. This dress is all about luxurious, romantic lace, from the stunning three-quarter-length sleeves right down to the indulgent lace hem.
Sweet as they come
The sweetheart bodice is covered by a layer lace, which creates a higher illusion neckline and offers plenty of coverage. The pretty sleeves are also perfect for brides wanting to cover that tricky upper arm area.
Layer upon layer
This design also incorporates two layers of lace, both Chantilly and embroidered, for a luxurious texture.
Softly does it
Look closely and you’ll see that the neckline and also the ends of the sleeves are finished with delicate Chantilly eyelash lace for a super soft effect.
At the back, there’s more beautiful illusion lace and a high neckline for plenty of modest coverage. The pretty row of covered buttons provides a stylish focal point too.
The skirt is a soft fit and flare silhouette that will pool beautifully on the floor around you. The skirt is also decorated with more exquisite lace for a breathtaking effect. This style speaks for itself, so simply pair it with an elegant updo and a pair of statement earrings then you’re ready to go!
Our gorgeous Flynn design is another way to wear stunning lace. This time it’s with a dramatic fishtail silhouette and an attractive low back, which is a look that's straight from the bridal catwalks.
This dress features a figure-hugging bodice with a gently dipped sweetheart neckline and delicate off-the-shoulder sleeves.
Time for a close-up
Take a closer peek and you’ll see the adorable scattered beading and the exquisite detailing on the lace.
The low down
Turn around and you’ll reveal the low illusion back, which is attractively open with touches of lace framing the edges.
A row of lovely covered buttons runs down the middle, creating a stylish focal point.
Add some accessories
A high-fashion silhouette
And finally, we have that magnificent skirt. Fishtail silhouettes are a dream for accentuating curves or creating them! Wear this with our exclusive 190 underskirt too, which is perfectly designed for fishtail styles.
Strike a pose
Our Alana fishtail is all about glamour. This dramatic strapless style is made from shimmering Mikado fabric and lace, for a look that’s guaranteed to take your groom’s breath away!
The fitted bodice is gently dipped at the front and has a stunning lace covering that perfectly combines a modern and vintage feel.
Shimmer and lace
We love how the shimmering Mikado fabric peeks beautifully though the layers of embroidered lace!
The understated back is simple and dipped, and finished with a chic row of covered buttons.
Two dream looks
This is the perfect design for creating two looks in one. Wear it with one of our long-sleeved lace jackets in the daytime for a more vintage feel, along with a glittering belt. Then, as the evening guests arrive, remove the jacket to reveal your sexy strapless look!
Add some wow factor
The dramatic skirt is the pièce de résistance here. The shimmering Mikado fabric will ripple behind you as you walk down the aisle, ensuring all eyes are on you! Wear it with our 190 underskirt too, for even more volume.
And last, but certainly not least, in our vintage wedding dresses edit, we have Grady. This stunning ball gown is one of our Platinum Edition dresses and features oodles of pearls, beading, lace and more. Did we mention it also comes in both blush and ivory?
A stunning boat neckline
The gorgeous lace bodice features pretty cap sleeves and an off-the-shoulder neckline that flatters the décolletage to perfection.
The modern lace is just exceptional. It features beautiful 3D florals alongside plenty of beaded embellishment, pearls and iridescent sparkle.
A perfect fit
The back has the classic luxurious lacing that gives an ideal fit while adding a touch of retro romance.
Sparkle and shine
To highlight your waist we recommend adding a belt, and our Nova belt works brilliantly with vintage wedding dresses like this one.
Oh my goodness…
That train! Grady does have the ultimate ball gown skirt. Big and beautiful, lace appliqués trickle delicately down the length and it finishes in a sumptuous lace hem. It’s just breathtaking. For the perfect princess look, wear it with our 153 and 163 underskirts and then you shall go to the ball!