(Closed) vintage bridesmaid dresses?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think having lace on the bridesmaid dress could help them look more vintage.  You could also do a lot with the accessories, hair and shoes to help them fit your theme.  I love the idea of having a theme, but I also don’t think your bridesmaids dresses are going to ruin  the whole theme if they don’t fit it perfectly, just find some dresses you like, since you like the vintage theme anyways they will probably be vintage looking without you even trying πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@llamadrama:  I agree. The accessories is where you will be able to show off the vintage aspect of the wedding, especially with long dresses. It seems that most vintage-esque BM dresses are more cocktail length. I would keep it simple with the BM dresses and add in your vintage with the accessories and decor OP!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you looked at http://www.nataya.com   ?

They definitely have a vintage vibe, but most are not floor length and color might be a problem.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m in the exact same situation! It seems like every website likes to throw the word “vintage” on their sites…then you click, and nothing is even remotely vintage inspired!

I’ve started looking on Etsy, where they have true vintage dresses. It’s just such a gamble when your bridesmaids can’t try something on first, though!

Anyway, let me know if you find any good vintage/vintage inspired floor length dresses, and I’ll do the same for you! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Keep the fabric in chiffon and have either long or tea length flowing dresses. Keep the colors soft.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Vintage can mean a gazillion different time periods, so you may want to have a look at the different styles of each period to get a clearer idea.  Unless you know already? 20s, 30s, 40s, or god forbid 80s?!? 

With your dress I would automatically lean towards more hollywood glamour, with a strong not towards the 40s or 50s.  I found this dress on this website that may give you some inspiration http://www.bluevelvetvintage.com/special-occasion-dresses/

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m glad I could help!  Did you like anything in particular on there?  I love this period, and the best thing is the style suits everyone, large or small.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t know if this would be something you would consider, however, you can get some amazing designer dresses at Rent the Runway. Your bridesmaids can look fabulous in REAL designer dresses, but without the price tag. I searched for the blue colors and there are some amazing dresses that would fit your overall theme!

http://www.renttherunway.com/all/occasions/blacktieaffair#!colors=Blue&orderBy=displayName&occasions=BlackTieAffair&filter=true&postal_code=01945&scope=all&page=1

For instance:

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