Saturday, January 9, 2010

Maid’s Musings: Vintage Wedding Dresses

Kellie writes her own fashion blog, Playing Dress-Up, and runs Whatshername Vintage, an Etsy shop specializing in all things vintage. Most importantly, Kellie is Bicoastal Bride's maid of honor, and is very excited to be a part of her sister’s wedding planning!

Every bride wants to feel special on her wedding day, but sometimes, an off-the-rack, mass-produced dress can ruin that feeling. How special can you feel knowing that somewhere out there is another bride with an identical dress?

I may not be a bride myself (I’m perfectly content being a maid of honor for now!), but I am a huge fan of fashion, especially of the vintage variety. So naturally, when my sister first began her search for the perfect wedding dress, I suggested an excessive amount of retro gowns from my favorite websites!

While Heather’s personal style didn’t quite click with any of my recommended favorites, there’s no denying that a vintage dress would make any bride feel 100 percent unique. Because most vintage dresses tend to be one-of-a-kind (with the rare exception), you’ll be able to rest assured that no one will have seen a gown quite like yours before! Here are some my dream dresses from eras gone by.

The dresses above, along with an assortment of party dresses for your rehearsal dinner or bridesmaids, are available (for reasonable prices) at

For the bride with a higher budget, has an amazing selection of vintage couture ball gowns, including the four above. You’re certain to feel like a princess in any of these beautiful designer dresses.

So, brides, what do you think? Would you consider walking down the aisle in vintage?

(Photo Credits: PoshGirlVintage & TheFrock)


  1. Vintage looks aren't for me, but I really like it on some brides.

  2. These are so pretty! I've never thought about getting a vintage dress before...maybe I should do a little more research? :) That last ballgown is my favorite, it's amazing!