(Closed) Show me your vintage dresses!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

HOLY CRAP THAT IS A SMALLLLL WAIST! I thought I was tiny 0-o SHEESH

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

there is a seller in etsy who make beautiful vintage replicas and she can make anything you want

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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.


 

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Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

Halloween, you look GORG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 🙂

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