41 Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dresses We Love

For the retro bride.

Updated 06/01/18

Courtesy of Bo & Luca

There’s something about Old-Hollywood glamour that feels decidedly romantic for your wedding day. If you’re a bride-to-be who relishes a retro aesthetic, a vintage-inspired wedding dress is the ideal. Victorian-era silhouettes, opulent Art Deco detailing á la the twenties and thirties, boudoir-inspired gowns reminiscent of the forties, mod sets akin to a sixties Jacqueline Kennedy, and bohemian-style gowns that capture the free-spiritedness of the 1970s are all exquisite variations of vintage that work well for a wedding dress.

A reception akin to the famous party scene in The Great Gatsby would be epic, too, to say the least — champagne tower, anyone? But we digress.

Settling on a style can be difficult if you’re a lover of vintage — what decade do you choose to embody for your wedding day? Various venues can help you narrow in on the type of vintage-inspired wedding dress that’s right for you. A suit or two-piece set is flawless for city hall nuptials while a high-neck or flutter-sleeve satin number is perfectly demure for a church. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, wispy chiffon, tiered lace or embroidered tulle is enchanting in an airy environment. For black tie, go full-on glamour with glittering beads, swishy fringe, or fanciful feathers — it’s your moment in the spotlight, so don’t shy away from something that veers dramatic.

A vintage-inspired wedding dress will read timeless and elegant regardless of the decade you choose to embody — iconic silhouettes are well, iconic for a reason. A classic and coordaining beauty look is the ultimate finish for a vintage-inspired bridal moment whether that’s a red pout, dramatic cat-eye, low chignon, or loose waves topped with a flower crown.

From ultra-glamorous to laid-back and bohemian, our edit of 41 vintage-inspired wedding dresses ahead will inspire the retro wedding day look that’s right for you.

Courtesy of ASOS

Asos Edition Wedding Maxi Dress in Soft Jacquard with Flutter Sleeve

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Courtesy of Reformation

Reformation Winslow Dress

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Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

Jenny Yoo Catherine Gown and Lorna Beaded Top

SHOP NOW: Top, Jenny Yoo, $425; Gown, Jenny Yoo, $2,395

Courtesy of Jill Jill Stewart
Courtesy of Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet Banded Eyelash Lace Layered Wedding Dress

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $758-808

Courtesy of Jenny Packham

Wonder By Jenny Packham V-Neck Flutter Sleeve Embellished Wedding Dress

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $928

Courtesy of Galina

Galina Signature Beaded Stretch Crepe Wedding Dress

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $1,058

Courtesy of Vera Wang

White by Vera Wang Bell Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $1,198 - $1,298

Courtesy of Whistles

Whistles Scarlett Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of Dreamers & Lovers

Dreamers & Lovers Raven Backless Silk Embroidered Dress

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Courtesy of Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet Vintage Lace Plus Size Wedding Dress

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $1,558

Courtesy of Catherine Deane

Catherine Dean Laverne Gown

SHOP NOW: Catherine Dean Laverne, $1,900

Courtesy of Va Et Vien
Courtesy of Willowby by Watters

Willowby By Watters Keegan Dress

SHOP NOW: Watters, $1,600 - $2,050

Courtesy of Catherine Deane
Courtesy of Johanna Johnson
Courtesy of Watters
Courtesy of Honor NYC

Honor Iron Work Embroidered Tulle And Silk Organza Jacket And Silk Georgette Lined Maxi Skirt

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Courtesy of Halfpenny London

Halfpenny London Pearl Dress

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Courtesy of Houghton

Houghton Lauren Gown

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Courtesy of Bo & Luca

Bo & Luca Lou Gown

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Courtesy of Francesca Miranda

Francesca Miranda Ada Gown

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Courtesy of Georges Hobeika

Georges Hobeika Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of Danielle Frankel
Courtesy of Elise Hameau

Elise Hameau Polly Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of Amsale

Amsale Ellory Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of Isabelle Armstrong

Isabelle Armstrong Maria Fit & Flare Sleeveless Gown With Intricate Art Nouveau Lace pattern

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Courtesy of Berta

Berta Style 16-121

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Courtesy of Kaviar Gauche
Courtesy of Odylyne The Ceremony

Odylyne The Ceremony The Empress Collection

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Courtesy of Laure de Sagazan

Laure de Sagazan Holden Jacket, Bertin Tank Top And Kessel Skirt

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Courtesy of Temperley London
Courtesy of Livné

Livné 'Elle' Wedding Gown

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Courtesy of One Day

One Day Yves Gown

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Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

Alexandra Grecco Ruelle Gown And Wren Capelet

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Courtesy of Sophie Et Voila

Sophie Et Voila Icon 05 Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of Savannah Miller

Savannah Miller Lucinda Wedding Dress

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Chana Marelus Angelica Gown

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Elizabeth Fillmore

Elizabeth Fillmore Elodie Solstiss Floral Lace And Silk Crepe Sheathe Gown

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Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier Bardot Gown

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Courtesy of Donatelle Godart

Donatelle Godart Caprice Silk Crepe Dress

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