(Closed) Discussion – Would you wear a vintage wedding dress?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
3327 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

If I liked the style, i guess. Most of the 2000s have that prom dress look, which I’m not into. So I’d probably be looking at more classic lace designs rather than the ‘it’ dress of whichever era.

Post # 3
910 posts
Busy bee

Yes, especially pre-1965ish. I agree with scissorgirl, it would depend on the style.

Post # 4
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It would really depend on the style and condition. 50 year old clothes in good shape are hard to come by. I would be more likely to if it was sentimental (a relatives) and I could alter it to make it more modern.

Post # 5
423 posts
Helper bee

I love vintage anything pretty much and would definitely rock a vintage wedding gown if it was the right style. I could totally wear Princess Diana’s gown if it were modified and Audrey Hepburns

Post # 6
6262 posts
Bee Keeper

Yeah if it looked good. I’d have had princess Margaret’s dress in a heartbeat. 

Post # 7
2355 posts
Buzzing bee

I would do it. I looked at some, but alas I couldn’t find any that fit. I looked on etsy and ebay. 

Post # 8
1187 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017



I went for a glamorous old Hollywood look- does that count?





Post # 9
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Yeah! I looked at a couple of gorgeous Victorian antique wedding dresses a few months ago- I’ve always thought dresses from that era looked so elegant! I find myself very drawn to 70s vintage dresses as well… Probably because they reflect that same Victorian/ Edwardian era elegance. 

Post # 10
4227 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

When I first got engaged I REALLY wanted to wear my late-Grandmothers 1950’s wedding dress…but my Mother refused! She keeps the dress in a closet stuffed in a GARBAGE BAG by the way, so it’s not like some treasured sentimantal item. I think she was offended I didn’t want to wear her hideous 1980’s dress!

Post # 11
48 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

I tried on a bunch of vintage dresses. There is a shop in Toronto that specializes in them so I was able to try them on in person. I loved two from the 1950s, but in the end my mom and I decided to make it like we always said we would! We have ordered a 1957 Vogue bridal dress pattern online and we are waiting for it to arrive to make a test muslin and then decide fabric. So I will be wearing new vintage! 

Post # 12
1007 posts
Bumble bee

Not really my steez, though the 17th century style dress Toni Braxton wore in her Breathe Again video is along the lines of something I’d consider.    It looked gorgeous when she picked it up and started running.


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Post # 14
9503 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’d wear anything up to the  late 60’s style –  excluding  some of those 20s/30’s ones with waists round the knees.  The modern version of these are often really nice  though.

I don’t consider later than 1970 really, to be   vintage,  certainly not the 1990’s

Post # 15
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My dress comes from the early 2000’s but had a classic feel to it and doesn’t look dated in person.  Though I found its original catalog picture and WOW it looks like a product of its time and made me go through some dress regret. But in person it looks a lot different. 

I would absolutely wear a more vintage tea length party gown instead. Something from the 50’s/60’s. I’m looking at one for a reception dress.  

I should add my shoes are vintage inspired pumps, I love them!

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