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'Old' Is Back! Why Vintage wedding Dresses Are A Trend You'll Love!

When it comes to vintage wedding dresses, "Out with the old, in with the new," Could be the way forward!

By Adrian Leighton

vintage wedding dresses can be yours at the right price

If you're a bride on a budget who would still love to get that romantic look that only vintage wedding dresses can offer, then there are alternatives to wearing your family's heirloom dress that's been lovingly kept for years, or paying through the nose for a restored dress from an expensive boutique!

When it comes to vintage we're talking about a look, rather than the actual age of the dress itself. Luckily it is in fact possible to buy newly made vintage wedding dresses that feature your favorite aspects of older styles, but have the low price tag of any modern dress.

Vintage wedding dresses, or at least those with an older-fashioned style, are a really hot trend for spring 2013, so now is the time to get acquainted with them a little better...

What can I expect from vintage wedding dresses?

You need to look out for:

  • clean, uncluttered lines (very complicated wedding dresses are a more modern invention)
  • Lots and lots of beautiful lace, as this is a more traditional fabric type for weddings
  • Defined waists, which could be either with a corset top, or a waistline that pinches in creating this effect
  • Trains, as this is a traditional element that's not to be missed
  • Illusion sleeves and necklines, made popular this year, but with a distinctly retro falvor which will continue to be hot into 2013

Let's take a look at a few surprisingly affordable vintage wedding dresses from OuterInner.com right here, so you can see what kind of style they are:

Illusion Long Sleeves V-neck A-line Wedding Gown, Style Code: 08937, US$319.00

Illusion Long Sleeves V-neck A-line Wedding Gown, Style Code: 08937, US$319.00

As you can see this pretty dress has gorgeous lace illusion sleeves and neckline, and a huge cathedral train which makes it fit for a princess! Despite being a big dress, it's delightfully simple like all vintage wedding dresses should be! This dress is also on sale at time of writing and is just US$271.15.

T-shirt Floor-length V-neck Wedding Gowns, Style Code: 00175, US$109.00

T-shirt Floor-length V-neck Wedding Gowns, Style Code: 00175, US$109.00

This empire gown would be great for pregnant brides, but to be honest it's versatile as it fits any shape! It also has a striking V neckline and adorable bow at the front of its gathered skirt.

A-line Strapless Empire Waist Wedding Dress with Coat, Style Code: 08561, US$268.00

A-line Strapless Empire Waist Wedding Dress with Coat, Style Code: 08561, US$268.00

A truly stunning design, made with lashings of lace all over it like a certain royal wedding dress! The illusion lace jacket and sleeves give it even more character, so for us this dress is as 'vintage' as they come!

T-shirt Sleeves Mermaid Court Train Wedding Dress, Style Code: 04880, US$109.00

T-shirt Sleeves Mermaid Court Train Wedding Dress, Style Code: 04880, US$109.00

You'll love both the price and style of this simple, yet beautiful wedding dress. It has a decorated bodice, and a court train, which fit so well with its simple skirt.

What's your favorite vintage wedding dress style or detail? Is it the traditional look, or maybe the lace does it for you?

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