How to Find the Best Vintage Wedding Dress?

Buying a vintage wedding dress is an amazing idea – and from many points of view, as you will read later on.

Why would you do it? And maybe even more importantly, how to make sure you do it right?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.


  • Start with the right mindset. A lot of brides associate vintage wedding dresses with budget savings – but that’s not entirely true. Sure, there might be steals here and there – but a good vintage wedding dress will most likely cost a bit more than a new one. Why? Because it’s like good wine: the longer it stays beautiful and sophisticated, the more valuable it is. On the other hand, however, it is important to note that if you decide to resell the dress, you will almost definitely get an equal price to what you paid for it – if not more, actually.
  • Do buy in person. There are a million reasons to do this. For starters, you want to be able to see the dress in person, you want to touch it, and ultimately, you want to put it on as well. Even more, seeing the dress in person allows you to better assess whether or not it is a true vintage designer piece or not.
  • Know how to distinguish between the different decades. Like good wines, older gowns are more expensive – so it’s important for you to be able to determine what decade your dress pertains to. This becomes even more important if you are keen on having a wedding inspired by a particular decade – such as the 60s, the 80s, or even the Roaring Twenties.
  • Keep your options open. We know you are set on wearing a specific type of dress at your wedding. But one of the main ways to make sure you wear a gown that truly fits you is to be open minded, actually – especially when it comes to vintage dresses, where options tend to be a bit more limiting and where you need to keep an eye open to spot that one gown that makes you feel fantastic.

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