(Closed) Vintage Bees! Where do you buy vintage or vintage inspired dresses online?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Collectif do really cute vintage inspired clothes. Mind the UK sizing (different than US) but they’re definitely one to check out. I’ve had a couple of their dresses, and they’re really nice quality! 

 

ETA: with shipping, they may get close to your $200 budget, depending on the exchange rate :/ 

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Would you mind posting a pic of something that’s along the lines of what you want?

Post # 4
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Helper bee

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nothing:  Edit — realized that you are a guest, not the bride in this one, so changing my response — check out etsy for some great vintage options! 

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Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Here’s Ellie by Leanne Marshall. The sleeves could be hemmed if you like short sleeves.

ETA Oops! I thought you were the bride as well.

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Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Now to answer your actual question: most of my wardrobe is vintage. I just go to vintage stores. Since the selection always changes though you have to go frequently–it’s hard to go in wanting a specific item. 

Modcloth has some 50s-inspired nice dresses.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Etsy. Search by your modern size and you can narrow it down from there. I have bought many vintage dresses on etsy, just be sure you know your measurements!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Check out Dolly Couture! She is seriously AMAZING. I’ve been buying dresses from her since high school… If I didn’t design my own wedding dress she would be my FIRST pick! She has awesome patterns and colors too… All vintage cuts and styles!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

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MammaPants:  

Second Etsy, also try Modcloth and BHLDN.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

ALSO check out Bettie Page clothing… That store is KILLER… as well as Fables by Barrie… Barrie is SUCH a dollbaby and her clothing ROCKS. They are pretty much the only places I shop when I need a special-occasion dress.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Even though it looks like you have already been to all these sites:

Here are my favorite sites, I am not sure what they have in fancier dresses in stock right now.

Unique Vintage

Modern Pinup

Jackdaw Landing

You can also try Pinup Girl Clothing, but they are on the pricy side already and a fancier dress will cost more.

In general, a dress with an overlay is going to cost more, since it’s pretty much 2x the fabric. You may have better luck with something satin. I ususlly see fancier dresses on the pinup sites for the winter holidays, so it’s the wrong season.

You can also do a google search for Tea length party dress or Vintage style tea lenght dress.

 

 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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nothing:  I’d search ModCloth. They always have vintage inspired items!

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