(Closed) I LOVE this dress… is it Vintage??

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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twright4770 :  

It definitely has a throwback vibe. I don’t think it looks like it’s original vintage – the lace pattern is much more a modern interpretation of something from the 70’s

I think this is a look a lot of people are associating with weddings. It doesn’t look cheap or like a compromise at all. I’d say if you love it, you should totally rock it. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

It has a 70’s/bohemian vibe to me. Is that the look you are going for?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Ugh that dress is gorgeous! I adore the bell sleeves. I think it would fit right in with the theme!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It’s very pretty but no-one with an eye for vintage would think for a moment that it’s genuine vintage. It just looks like another vintage-style. So if you want genuine you’ll have to search for it. Sorry bee.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

 

I had a very Victorian/French themed reception. My dress was long sleeved, totally lace, huge train, but the back dipped low and was completely out. It went in with my theme perfectly, it was victorian “inspired” but obviously not authentically so. That is a beautiful dress but maybe go try some on, it won’t hurt to look! Some dresses look PERFECT just in pictures but it ends up being very different when you put it on.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Vintage, no, not really.

It looks like a pretty lace maxi dress to me. Etsy has fabulous real vintage dresses in the same price range if you check the preowned section.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I think you can control the vintage vs. boho look by how you accessorize and do your hair! It’s a beautiful dress and does not look cheap at all. What really matters is that you love it and feel good in it at the end of the day 🙂 

Post # 12
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Newbee

It’s a beautiful dress but it for sure skews more 70’s boho especially with the bell sleeves. Not really vintage style. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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twright4770 :  looks like a elegant 70’s style to me. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

It looks like it’s imitating 70s styles. I’m not sure what “vintage” means to you, though – it’s a pretty vague term and it’s confusing that you say you don’t want 70s but you want vintage, since 70s things are considered vintage these days. 

As far as quality, I was honestly pretty disappointed by the quality of dresses at BHLDN. I had an appointment at a showroom and the dresses all seemed pretty cheaply made to me, and they’re all synthetic materials, even the ones in the 1000+ range, which I was disappointed by. For a similar style at a much lower price point, you might try this: https://www.lulus.com/products/first-day-of-my-life-white-lace-maxi-dress/474962.html

That said, if this is your dream dress, you should go for it. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Vintage is pretty non-specific, but that dress is very pretty but also quite modern looking. 

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