Post # 1
Hi Hive, I am just starting out on my search for ‘the dress’ and I’ve been inspired by a friends sister who brought a lovely vintage dress in London (actually she’s been featured over in the ‘real weddings’ section: http://www.weddingbeepro.com/2009/06/18/matt-angie-wedding-bali/)
I’ve decided to try and look for a vintage dress if possible; in the interests of budget it won’t be all that high end (for ‘pre owned’ adding the word “vintage” seems to add a whole new price dimension!) but I’m not sure where to start other than ebay!
Whereever you are in the world, share your vintage dress stories with me, I’d love to hear them!!
Post # 3
I bought a lovely pink vintage dress from posh girl vintage.
I was sooo excited to wear it; however, upon arrival I couldn’t get it zipped up. Apparently girls in the 50’s have much smaller ribcages than I! It’s still a beautiful dress that I someday hope to fit into, but it’s not going to be my wedding dress.
Post # 4
HOLY CRAP THAT IS A SMALLLLL WAIST! I thought I was tiny 0-o SHEESH
Post # 5
yeah…i am a frequent cruiser of the vintage ebay section and even though i have a really small waist, proportionally, so many of the waist sizes on those dresses are deal-breakers! yikes.
on that note, i have a million lovely vintage dresses…are you looking for wedding-specific dress stories/pics, or just any vintage dresses?
Post # 6
there is a seller in etsy who make beautiful vintage replicas and she can make anything you want
Post # 7
Okay I know my wedding has come and gone but now I’m into all things vintage these days. I hope you get more replies and pictures.
My dress was a vintage replica from the 50’s era. It came in four pieces, the removable bolero (which came in very handy for the Catholic ceremony), and two snap-in modesty panels, one for the front and one for the back. You can’t tell from the pics. but it had a lace overlay. I can’t bear to part with it. I think I’ll have it dyed black or red and wear it someday to something, just not sure what.
Have fun planning your wedding.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
Halloween, you look GORG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!
Post # 9
Here’s a few good vintage stores!
Vintageous is great! Here’s acouple dresses that are listed there right now.
Post # 10
Here’s mine. It’s a replica of vintage, but I adore it.
I am wearing soft yellow peep toes with it and can’t wait.
. I got it off bluevelvetvintage but they no longer carry it.
I did come across it after searching it’s info on the tag.
I found it on this site called dressdress.net
Post # 11
i’m a little late to this party, but if you’re still looking for pics and stories here you go:
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The first picture shows how it was when I bought it. $20 from a very nice owner of a local vintage clothing shop. I took off the sleeves and left the lace caps intact. My I had a six point bustle sewn in and that was it. if you find a dress make sure you post some sweet pics up here!
Post # 12
@j.grossman13 Your “after” dress is GORGEOUS! I would have never guessed that it would look so perfect by just removing the sleeves!
Post # 13
thank you! i was originally going to make it strapless, but my everyone i knew told me i was insane and to keep the collar, very glad i did 🙂