Vintage Wedding Fashion

A plethora of vintage-inspired and original vintage looks can be found on the internet and in boutiques around the country. Nostalgia for days-gone-by has brides creating wedding-day looks their grandmothers would be proud of. Contemplating a vintage-chic look of your own? Start here for four decades of fashion inspiration.


A 1920's look calls for slinky slip dresses with drop waists, t-strap heels, long pearl necklaces, and a birdcage veil. A black and white color theme is dramatic and a bit saucy, especially when paired with siren-red lips and smoky eyes.

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Knee-length dresses and circle skirts are the epitome of a 1950's look. Pair a classic white gown with red peep-toe heels for a pop of color. Pearl earrings and short length pearl necklaces go well with the 50's look, as well as the classic red lip and cat eye. 

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Embrace the 1970's chooseing a gathered lace and chiffon dress, strapless maxis, or long flowing fairy tale gowns. Flower crowns, stacked bangles, and colorful beads make great accent pieces, and don't forget the sprigs of wildflowers in the bouquet. 

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It wasn't that long ago, but I think the 80s are still fair game for retro inspiration. Forget the puffy sleeves and stuffy silk dresses and opt for an updated version by incorporating colorful waist sashes, off-the-shoulder bodices, and lace gloves. It's all about pops of neon color, so something like a classic white dress worn with electric blue shoes hits the spot.

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