Sophisticated, elegant and romantic. These are the words that sum up the very best vintage bridal gowns. They’ll often have a classic silhouette, maybe a touch of lace and, of course, just the right amount of sparkle. Put it all together and it’s a look that never dates. So, if you’re planning a modern wedding with a hint of retro romance, we think you’ll love the two vintage bridal gowns we’ve picked out below…

Classic style

Our Viva Bride range is well known for its gorgeous gowns with a playful edge. There’s always plenty of sparkle and glitz alongside glamorous silhouettes and lots of luxurious details. So, we asked our experts stylists to choose two of their favourite vintage bridal gowns from the collection - not an easy task! There's a wealth of choice but gorgeous Emmy and breathtaking Maddie were their top picks. Both dresses mix modern design with a splash of vintage romance and a touch of that all important trademark sparkle. Enjoy…

Twinkle, twinkle

This fun Viva Bride dress is ideal for brides looking for vintage bridal gowns. It features a classic sweetheart bodice covered with stunning embroidered lace that trails seductively down the flowing ball gown skirt.

Adorable vintage bridal gowns - Maddie Maddie, available in Ivory and Ivory/Blush, in sizes 6 to 22

Mix 'n' match

Accessorise this perfect princess style with our pretty Autumn headband and a simple pendant necklace. The ball gown skirt also looks fab worn with our 163 underskirt for extra volume and bounce.

  Adorable vintage bridal gowns - Maddie  

All that glitters

The exquisite embroidered lace has been embellished with glittering sequins to give it a subtle shimmer whenever you move. Also, did you know that the classic sweetheart neckline accentuates the décolletage, making it perfect for brides who want to enhance or create the illusion of curves?

  Adorable vintage bridal gowns - Maddie  

Well fitted

At the back there’s stylish lacing so the bodice fits your figure perfectly. This also means you shouldn’t need any alterations.

  Adorable vintage bridal gowns - Maddie  

Princess perfection

Then there’s the sumptuous ball gown skirt, which features more lovely lace that tumbles down the train before it ends in swathes of soft tulle. If you like this look, why not check out Rowan and Courtney too, which have a similar romantic feel?

  Adorable vintage bridal gowns - Maddie  

Retro chic

Emmy is a fabulous A-line gown with a gently dipped bodice covered with beaded lace. The stylish silhouette enhances curves and is very figure flattering. Don’t forget to try both colours too, to find the perfect shade!

Adorable vintage bridal gowns - Emmy Emmy, available in Ivory and Blush, in sizes 6 to 22

Luxurious lace

Vintage bridal gowns are a big trend this season and this design captures the look perfectly. The embroidered lace is oh-so delicate and the sparkling beads add just the right amount of shimmer to the classic sweetheart bodice.

  Adorable vintage bridal gowns - Emmy  

Get the look

At the back there’s more of that gorgeous lace surrounding luxurious ribbon lacing, which helps to give the perfect fit. For a pretty princess feel, this dress looks amazing worn with tumbling tresses set off with our vintage-feel Regency tiara.

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Wonderful design

The sumptuous skirt flares out beautifully, ending in a stunning lace hem. Wear it with our 190 underskirt for even more wow factor as you swish down that aisle. Alternatively, for a similar strapless style, take a look at Amanie too. Or, if you’d prefer this look with straps, check out our Louisa dress instead.

  Adorable vintage bridal gowns - Emmy  

Click here to find your vintage bridal gowns or here to see the full Viva Bride collection. Try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store or for more inspiration head over to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter