5 Places To Buy the Perfect Vintage Wedding Dress
With retro fashion being so popular, vintage wedding dresses have been all the craze as of late. From boutique brands to high-end retailers, the vintage gown is making a well-deserved comeback. At Meurice Garment Care, we're all about keeping in with the latest trends and we've done some research to find the top 5 places to buy a great vintage wedding dress.
The Sottero family has been in the bridal gown industry for five generations. It's safe to say they understand how to meld the old with the new. In fact, the Maggie Sottero collection is inspired by design director Lesley Margaret's great-grandmother, Maggie Sottero. Wedding gowns range from $900-$2500.
Melissa Sweet (shop at davidsbridal.com) has wide range of vintage dresses, from open back to lace layerings. Designed for the romantic bride who loves artisanal styling, the collection features vintage inspired designs with unique details and small hints of color. Prices range between $9000-$1300.
A boutique retailer in Brooklyn, Loulette Bride was designed to create dresses for "the modern, fun-loving, free-spirited bride." Taking a cue from Free People and other vintage, sepia-toned influences, the relatively young brand offers an individualized look that sets them apart from so many mass-market gowns. Focusing on a small-production, bespoke concept, Loulette Bride stays true to their Brooklyn identity.
A little cheating here, but Etsy is absolutely a legitimate place to find great, one-of-a-kind vintage dresses. Be sure to check seller-ratings and possible shipping & handling costs, we've seen dresses from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, and even an 1900s Victorian era wedding dress that could very well reserve a spot in a museum fashion exhibit. Want a truly unique, custom made dress? You may want to consider altering a vintage dress to fit your personal aesthetic. This is totally possible, and we've had many clients come to us for exactly this reason.
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