(Closed) I'm drooling over this *very* vintage dress in 1800s style…..thoughts?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
174 posts
Blushing bee

I LOVE it. (Okay, I think I don’t really like the sleeves, because they look not really close-fitting, something I’d like better with this dress, but the rest is really unique and stunning!)

Post # 3
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I love it, too. It would take some careful styling to ensure the look wasn’t too BBC period drama, but it’s gorgeous. 

Post # 4
2260 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I like it a lot too.  I agree with PP- style it well, and make sure that the fit is really good.  Otherwise it won’t look quite right.

Post # 5
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Love it!

Post # 6
1135 posts
Bumble bee

I like it. Removing the sleeves would make it look more modern.

Post # 7
4022 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Shinytoy :  My mom’s wedding dress looked very similar to that, only it was 100% satin with buttons down the back. She wore her mother’s wedding dress, which was made in the 40s. 

Post # 8
1452 posts
Bumble bee


Style it well and wear it with the knowledge that you’re going to be an amazingly unique bride!

Post # 9
705 posts
Busy bee

I love it! I like historical things, so I actually like sleeves! This sort of style isn’t for everyone, but I really like it!

Post # 10
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

You may need a corset to actually get into it. The waist may not be natural proportions.

Post # 11
10286 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

This looks like your dress, why do you think you can’t pull it off? Personally I love it, but if it’s vintage the waist might be super tiny. 

Post # 12
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Without zooming in, it looks like an old nursing dress 

Post # 13
8454 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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Shinytoy :  The front, yes — love it. The back, no. I don’t understand the point of looking like the overskirt is hiked up like that. It’s not a bustle and it isn’t elegantly draped like some you see. I just don’t get what designers of this style were going for. It looks like either something is stuck in some underwear, or someone is getting ready for a quickie in the butler’s pantry.

Post # 14
3057 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I love it!!

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