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A Very Vintage Wedding Dress- Part Three

This is the final part in the Vintage Wedding Dress series. Make sure you catch up on Part One and Part Two!

Today I’m focussing more on the readily accessible, budget friendly dresses that are available from popular vintage reproduction websites.

There are numerous, vintage reproduction brands out there and quite a few of them do dresses that would be appropriate for a wedding! If you are a regular buyer of one of theses brands, then chances are you’ll know your size and buying it online won’t be too scary!

Pinup Girl Clothing

My favourite vintage reproduction brand, Pinup Girl Clothing, has a vast range of wedding appropriate dresses. All of them are white, blush or champagne colourways of some of their most popular styles. A couple of these styles also come in plus size which is fantastic!

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From top left clockwise -White Niagara (US$96), Off-White Monica (US$140) and the Erin (US$96)

The Monica Dress is one of my favourite Pinup Girl Clothing Dresses… probably one of my favourite of all time! I think the champagne or the off-white is perfect for a wedding dress, the built-in shaper means that you’ll be feeling smoothed out for photos but comfortable all day. Check out a full review on the Monica here.

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The Monica Dress – Photography by Studio81, Flowers by Floral Stylist

The Ava dress is another one of their classic dresses. Now coming in a range of colours, there’s a white and blush that are bride appropriate. The wrap skirt gives the nice pencil style but isn’t too tight so it fits a range of body shapes. Gabrielle (Gabrielle Music) chose the white version for her wedding day and looked incredible!

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Photography by Joe Gall

 

Vivien of Holloway 

Vivien of Holloway have a fabulous range of both swing and pencil dresses. There are quite a few white and ivory versions of their dresses and there are also some great options for Bridesmaids dresses! Vivien of Holloway goes up to a size 24.

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From left: The Sarong Dress with matching Bolero (£110), Grace Circle Dress (£110) and Halterneck Pencil Dress (£89)

They also have matching Bolero’s which work great with their halterneck styles AND they stock THE BEST petticoats ever in my opinion! I wore their red one under my tea length wedding dress and it twirled beautifully on the dance floor.

Doesn’t Gemma look amazing in her Vivien Of Holloway Grace Dress?! Such perfect 40s glam!

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Trashy Diva

I don’t actually own any Trashy Diva items but I know friends who do and they rave about the quality. They have some lovely pieces and the Honey Dress also comes in full length version!

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From left: Honey Dress (US$163), Deb Dress (US$203) and Eva Marie Dress (US$209)

Lovely Anne got married back in 2007 and wore this Trashy Diva Dress. It’s not available on the website any more but I I love the look of the sash and bolero!

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Lindy Bop

Lindy Bop is a very new brand compared to the other ones I have already talked about. Their low price point has meant that they have been very popular but I do know of a few cases where the quality has been a little poor. I have been happy with 90% off my Lindy Bop items and really, for the price, if it doesn’t work out, it’s not like you have wasted hundreds of dollars

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The Ophelia Dress is their only dress that could be used as a traditional white dress. It comes in a Ivory and Champagne and sells for just £44.99! Their sizing is great too, going from a size 8 to 22.

Flo sent in her pictures from her wedding day and said that she wanted to let others know that “you can have a beautiful dress on a tiny budget!”

I couldn’t agree more and I think she looked amazing with all the pops of red accents!

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Thank you to all the brides who sent in their photos, you helped to liven up this blog series and make them 100 times more beautiful!

Obviously I focussed on shades of white for this series but your wedding day is YOUR day so if you want to wear neon pink or leopard print or polka dot then you go for it! Happy dress shopping!

 x Miss Victory Violet 

 

3 replies »

  1. Oh, this was lovely to read! I love hearing about weddings at the moment, as there are a few people in my life getting married soon, and I love the idea of a vintage wedding dress. It’s so fun to see some of the options out there, and see what people have done themselves on their own wedding days.

    I’m off to have a look through your archives, to see if there are any posts on your own wedding day, Miss Violet! From the photos in this series, it looks like it would have been amazing!

  2. I am not sure if you have ever come across Modcloth http://www.modcloth.com/ but they do a fabulous selection of vintage inspired wedding dresses for under $200!

    Here’s a few of my faves…..
    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/tough-entre-acte-to-follow-dress-in-ivory
    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/gilded-grace-dress-in-champagne
    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/goodnight-swoon-dress
    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/love-you-ivory-day-dress

    And they ship world wide – well worth taking a look at for brides on a budget 🙂

    Amy
    x

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