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Vintage Wedding Dress Shopping Guide

Vintage themed weddings are still a hot trend with 1940’s and 50’s styles being the most popular and achievable. While it may be easy to replicate the style of the food, music and decoration finding a beautiful original vintage wedding dress for the occasion is getting harder. Due to sizing, age and wear and tear many brides turn to many of the amazing brands replicating the styles in modern sizing – however if that doesn’t quite cut it for you here are our favourite suppliers of original vintage dresses.

Abigail’s Vintage Bridal:

Holding at least 100 vintage dresses at any one time ranging from the late 1800’s to late 1960’s there is sure to be something perfect for you in their Rutland Atelier. With their average waist size being 26inches due to our changing shapes, you may struggle to find something that fits perfectly off the peg. However, their close work with the bride and amazing team allows them to offer an amazing alterations service easily allowing them to easily adjust a size 10 to a size 14 so that you can wear their beautiful vintage gowns comfortably!


Vintage Deli:

If you’re looking for more of a bohemian vibe to your wedding then Vintage Deli in Norfolk has a beautiful array of boho style original vintage dresses. Stocking around 50 at any one time from the 1930’s to the 80’s you’re sure to find something amazing and unique.  With most dresses under £500 they are worth investing in as they only get more valuable with age – just keep in mind that the sizing is vintage too!


Vintage at number 18:

This amazing Newcastle based bridal boutique offers a huge array of vintage brial dresses from the 1930’s right through to the 1980’s. They stock everything from natural flowing dresses to extravagant prom shaped 50’s bridal gown and their excellent alternations service will ensure there is something perfect for you!  As well as their huge stock of vintage dresses they also have an amazing designer on board to help you design the dress of your dreams from scratch!


Belle in Wonderland:

Based in east London, this Japanese run company stock a real variety of amazing dresses!  They specialize in 1960’s and 70’s dresses in smaller sizes as most of their customers are based in Japan – however they do stock a vartiety of other eras and sizes at all times. We love their flowing boho style handpicked dresses – perfect with real flower garlands and a rustic wedding theme.


 Belle and Bunty Bridal:

If you’re really struggling with finding something perfect in original vintage then London based Belle and Bunty Bridal will most certainly have something for you. Their designs are as close to vintage styles as could be and we love that they make vintage style accessible to modern sizing. The flowing chiffon designs and soft silky 30’s style draping is sure to enforce love at first sight! See their website for stockists.


Feature: Robyn Egerton