(Closed) Vintage inspired Bridal Gowns with sleeves?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Look into Casablanca bridal. They will pretty much customize any of their gowns to be exactly how you want (with a price of course).

I have 3/4 length lace sleaves added to one of their strapless gowns for a total of maybe $200 extra.




Post # 4
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

Have you looked at Dolly Couture? I didn’t use them but have heard good things. They’ll customize anything for you.

Post # 6
4009 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Do you have a price point?

BHLDN has a few gorgeous vintage style gowns! Heres a few

This Allure 8900 is beautiful as well!


Post # 7
14 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

You sound like me!  I ended up going custom (added a flutter sleeve and different neckline to an already very vintagey lace gown) but if you don’t like that route and can afford it, Jenny Packham does a lot of absolutely gorgeous gowns with sleeves. 

Post # 8
2081 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

Have you seen Claire Pettibone? Her gowns are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G:

Post # 14
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

White by Vera Wang (collection at David’s Bridal) Style VW351021

Reminds me of Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night 🙂 <3 

Post # 15
802 posts
Busy bee

Have you tried RK Bridal? They have plenty of dresses that would be around your price range, and if you found a price online that was lower than their’s, they’ll match it. 

You should browse through on etsy! There are a lot of vintage inspired dresses, and you can probably work with the shop owner to add sleeves onto a dress you might like, or design your own dress. There are also quite a few etsy shops that are based in NYC, so you could see their stuff in person. 

You can also check out http://www.weddingdressfantasy.com/ or the etsy shop. Tova is based in NJ, and if you can’t find anything in her shop, you can custom design your own dress with her. Just tell her what you want, and your price range and she’ll work something out for you. Maybe something like this with sleeves added

Post # 16
802 posts
Busy bee

Oh! and I forgot, but if you’re in NYC, try some of the fabric or garment shops around the garment district. I went shopping at the Priscilla of Boston with my mother and afterwards we wandered into the fabric shops. This man had wedding dresses in the back of his shop that he was selling for $100 – $300 because he was getting them wholesale. They were definitely vintage-inspired dresses, and some of them were actually really nice for the price because they were real silk. 

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