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Wearing a Vintage Wedding Dress at a Modern Wedding

Finding the Right Vintage Wedding Dress

Vintage Wedding DressWhether you are wearing a vintage wedding dress because you love vintage, or want to save money, or believe in having a green eco-friendly wedding, buying a vintage wedding dress online is a very good bargain.

Vintage style is very fashionable, affordable, and unique. Instead of limiting yourself to the wedding dress designs that current fashion designers think you should wear, you can wear an elegant vintage wedding dress for a fraction of the cost of a brand new wedding dress. In addition, you are recycling a wedding dress instead of ordering a new dress which is much better for the earth.

Wedding dresses are a very important choice for every bride, and that is still true for a vintage wedding dress. Luckily wedding dresses are usually preserved well by the original owner, and that means that you have many vintage wedding dress choices from several fashion eras.

20s lace wedding dress

Vintage Cream Wedding Dresses

NEW HIPPIE FLORAL EMBROIDERED FASHION COCKTAIL ASYMMETRICAL EMPIRE WAIST DRESS
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1920's Cream Semi Sheer Lace Flapper Era Tea/Party/Wedding Dress - Small
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Vintage Mexican Halter Dress Size M L Cream Cotton Tribal Hippie Boho Wedding
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Vintage Lace Wedding Dresses

New White/Ivory Tea Length Short Lace Vintage Wedding Dress Bridal Gowns 4-16++
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GUNNE SAX Jessica San Francisco Dress 9 Prairie Wedding Maxi White Floral Laced
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Mermaid Vintage Lace Wedding Dress Bridal Gown Garden Country Wedding Dress
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Jessica McClintock Vintage White Lace Wedding Dress Sz 5
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Buying a Vintage Wedding Dress is Eco-Chic

Buying a vintage wedding dress is eco-chic because you are recycling a used wedding dress. Wedding dresses do not get much wear and tear, and they are only worn once, unless they are handed down from family member to family member. You always have the option of adding to the dress or taking off and changing some of the beading or other trim on the wedding dress.

The bride pictured at the top of the page is wearing a vintage wedding dress with a Renaissance style, and a beautiful vintage lace veil.

Edwardian wedding dress 1900s titanic era

Vintage Designer Wedding Dresses

Vintage 80s Victorian Style Dress Gown NWT Lorrie Kabala 10 Lace design Wedding
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Designer Vintage Lace Gown in White beautiful condition
 Designer Vintage Lace Gown in White beautiful condition $500.00
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Vintage Christian Dior Mini Shift Dress designer lace hand sewn wedding
Vintage Christian Dior Mini Shift Dress designer lace hand sewn wedding $200.00
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Vintage 1940's 1950's Wedding Gown Unknown Designer and Brand
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Vintage Wedding Dresses with Trains

Women Vintage Wedding Dresses With Wrap Pleats Satin Short Train Casamento
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New Vintage Mermaid Train Lace Wedding Dress Bridal Gown Size 4 8 10 12 14 16 +
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VTG Wedding White Dress Gown + Veil Cathedral Train 97" Embroidered Lace Beads S
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Rare Vintage Mid Century Wedding Ruffle Dress Gown with Train SZ XS size X-SMALL
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Elegant Vintage Lace Wedding Dresses

The best lace in the world is still made by hand the old fashioned way, and this is how the lace on many antique and vintage wedding dresses was made. If you want to find a lace wedding dress or a wedding dress with lace on it, see if you can discover one with handmade lace. Another idea is to search for a vintage handmade lace veil.

Lace made by hand today would cost a mint, but if you can find a vintage lace wedding dress, you can save a lot of money for this elegant look. Some lace has small sequins or tiny pearl beads sewn into the lace, which would both add to the cost and the weight of the dress.

Antique 1930's Wedding Dress

Vintage White Wedding Dresses

Women Vintage Wedding Dresses With Wrap Pleats Satin Short Train Casamento
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vtg 70s Mexican Dress Floral Embroidered Boho Wedding Hippie Festival White Mini
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New White/Ivory Tea Length Short Lace Vintage Wedding Dress Bridal Gowns 4-16++
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GUNNE SAX Jessica San Francisco Dress 9 Prairie Wedding Maxi White Floral Laced
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Vintage Wedding Dresses with Bustles

Vintage McCalls 3534 WEDDING DRESS w/ BUSTLE IN BACK Sewing Pattern Women
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Vintage 1970's Bohemian Wedding Dress Lace Detail Train Bustle Bell Sleeves
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Which Vintage Era Do You Want Your Wedding Look to Be From?

It helps to know what era your favorite styles come from. Just taking the headdress for a bride alone, styles have changed from hats to caps to veils to nothing and back again over the decades. So when you are picking out your wedding style for your vintage dress, think about what you want it to look like. What details must you have on your dress, and what can you live without? What are you willing to give up to save some money, and what will you pay just about anything to have.

A good example of this is a bustle. Bustles have gone in and out on wedding dresses over the years, and they have changed shape and size. Another example is a vintage wedding dress with a long train, a short train, a removeable train, or no train at all.

These are the types of details to think about, and narrow down when you are searching. Ebay sellers have a huge selection of vintage and antique wedding dresses for very reasonable and affordable princes. You can also find vintage wedding dress sewing patterns if you want to make a vintage style dress.

The selections on this page are just the very tip of the iceberg. By following the links and searching for yourself, you can find exactly what you want. And if you have any questions about measurements, or other details, contact the seller directly and ask them.

1950's Wedding Dress Ivory

Vintage Ivory Wedding Dresses

New White/Ivory Tea Length Short Lace Vintage Wedding Dress Bridal Gowns 4-16++
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Mermaid Vintage Lace Wedding Dress Bridal Gown Garden Country Wedding Dress
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WOW Vintage Handmade Evening Formal GOWN ALL Beads, Pearls,Sequins WEDDING Dress
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Lace Overlay Wedding Bridesmaid Easter Pageant Formal Vintage Flower Girl Dress
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Vintage Beaded Wedding Dresses

INDIAN VINTAGE NEW BRIDAL LEHENGA SET HAND BEADED NET FABRIC BLUE WEDDING DRESS
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VINTAGE INDIAN BRIDAL LEHENGA SET HAND BEADED FABRIC SARONG MAROON WEDDING DRESS
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INDIAN VINTAGE STYLE NEW BRIDAL LEHENGA SET NET HAND BEADED FABRIC RED DRESS
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INDIAN VINTAGE STYLE NEW BRIDAL LEHENGA SET NET HAND BEADED FABRIC PURPLE DRESS
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Altering Your Vintage Wedding Dress

Most wedding dresses are made to be altered to size, and most likely your vintage wedding dress will need some altering to fit perfectly. Remember to allow for alterations when buying a vintage wedding dress online, and also for the time to alter the dress.

Take your dress to an experienced seamstress who works on wedding apparel on a regular basis. She will be familiar with the style of dress and how best to alter it.

Vintage 1950s Wedding Dress

Designing Your Own Retro Vintage Wedding Dress

If you are seamstress, know a seamstress, or are talented at sewing, you can design your own vintage wedding dress starting from old sewing patterns, or by designing your own sewing pattern. This would give you a brand new dress with a vintage style. You can also take apart an existing vintage dress, use the material or combine it with other material to create something new. Or you can minimally alter an existing vintage wedding dress by adding lace, beading, and other finishing touches.

It all really depends on how much time you have before the wedding, and how much time you want to spend on the project. If you are hiring someone else, you also have to consider how much money you want to spend on the labor.

In any case, your wedding is the time to feel and look your best, so take your time searching through Ebay to find the perfect vintage wedding dress to fit your needs. You will be glad that you did.

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Wearing a Vintage Wedding Dress at a Modern Wedding
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Whether you are wearing a vintage wedding dress because you love vintage, or want to save money, or believe in having a green eco-friendly wedding, buying a vintage wedding dress online is a very good bargain.
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