Vintage Wedding Gowns: Where to Find Them

There is nothing more romantic than a bride in an original vintage wedding gown. The ethereal timelessness of an era-gone-by gives her a dream-like aura of innocence and hope. Also, a vintage wedding dress is unique. You can be absolutely sure no other bride will be wearing the same wedding dress as you. Vintage dresses in general were made from quality fabric that was made to last and vintage wedding gowns in particular made from the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Doesn’t that sound just beautiful? No wonder vintage wedding gown are now more popular than ever! Have you decided that you are going to be married wearing a vintage gown? You have? OK. Now you need to know where to look for your vintage wedding dress.

Abigail’s Vintage Bridal Online – National Vintage Awards 2013 Best Vintage Dress Supplier Award winner, they are located in Oakham, Rutland, U.K. Abigail offers a wide selection of original wedding dresses from around the world, from turn-off-the-century to the 1970’s, each carefully selected for its quality and beauty, and cleaned and restored to its former glory. They offer an alteration service to make the dress you own – to bring it a little up to date, without it losing its character – and to fit right, especially for plus-size brides, since vintage dresses tend to be smaller and where usually worn over very restrictive undergarments. Don’t forget, vintage brides need vintage bridesmaids and vintage bridal accessories help to complete the look and feel, and all of these can be viewed their website. They also offer to search for your dream dress if you don’t find one you love in their collection. An appointment must be made for an in-person consultation.

Fur Coat No Knickers – If you are looking for the perfect vintage wedding dress, you must look into Fur Coat No Knickers, vintage wedding dress specialists who offer a great selection from the 50’s and 60’s. Located in London, they will fit, alter and customize you dress, and in cases where this is impossible due to the size of the original, they offer their own collection of vintage-inspired dresses up to a size 22, which can also be altered and customized to order! Vintage accessories are also available. They work only by appointment.

Period wedding dresses turn up in the oddest places and many vintage gowns have been found in charity shops, vintage fairs, estate sales and online auction websites. The Vintage Designer Bridal Show is held at Hagley Hall in Worcestershire and this event is one of the most talked about bridal displays of the year.

Also, visit us at Plus Size Fashions for great plus size wedding dresses!

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For brides in America looking for vintage wedding dresses, we’ve put together the following list of online resources:

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We hope this information proves to be useful for you, and that you find the perfect, unique wedding gown that’ll make your wedding day perfect and unique as well!


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