Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Should the Bride Wear Vintage?

Well it has been almost two months since I last posted (eek!) I got engaged and well, it has been a whirlwind of activities and of course, my blog fell to the side. I'm sorry!

I'm knee deep in wedding planning! We've got the venues booked, photographer chosen, wedding party selected and we even found our reverend. Next... finding me a wedding dress! Oh dear. 

I think the question I have received the most since being engaged is "Are you going to wear vintage?" Because I run my own vintage shop, most would assume that my wedding would have a lot of vintage inspired pieces... and it will... just not sure that I want it to be my dress. 

There are a lot of pros to wearing vintage! 

1 - Make a statement: Wearing vintage can really let you get creative and will definitely help you to make a statement on your wedding day. The fabrics are unique and the styles are iconic. 

2 - Show your personal style: Because vintage dresses cover so many decades of amazing styles and trends, you can easily find a dress that matches your personal style and the theme of your wedding. Maybe you're a fan of the 1920's flapper style cap veil or love the retro feel of the 70s. I personally love the post-war inspired lace!

3- Save on your budget: Vintage dresses can also be very affordable so it might be just the thing you need to help with that tight wedding budget. You might just find your perfect dress in your mothers closet! If not, shop at a thrift store; check your local paper for estate sales or garage sales; or shop online! There are many Etsy shops that offer beautiful vintage dresses at a great price!


In the end, your wedding dress needs to not only be a representation of who you are, but you need to feel beautiful and comfortable in it. If you're thinking of going vintage, get out there and find some local shops where you can try some on. You really cannot find a better made dress and the styles... well, they speak for themselves. As for me, well, I can't tell you what I'm going to do and even when I do pick my dress, I still can't tell you what I decided. For now, I'll leave you with some of my favorite vintage dresses that I will most definitely be looking for during my shopping trips!


I love everything about this outfit - the birdcage, the tea length dress and those shoes!


I would feel like Grace Kelly in this dress. Timeless and so beautiful!


There is something so sexy, yet classic about this look. Simply jaw dropping...

Love this tea length classic. Adore the lace and the bow.

UPDATE: Want to see what the bride ended up wearing? Check out this updated post!

15 comments:

  1. Regardless of what you wear, you will look stunning ;). I love the third dress, it screams "old hollywood" to me (which will probably be the theme I go with when I find someone to put a ring on it lol).

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  2. The third dress is amazing and like you I am in search of my dress. A vintage theme wedding. Love it. Good luck.

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  3. Thanks Rebecca! Best of luck finding your dress.

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  4. where can i get the 3rd dress from - i love it!

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  5. Hi Sina-Jayne!

    You can find dress #3 here http://www.clairepettibone.com/bridal/?cp=gowns/chantilly

    Hope this helps!!

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  6. Dearest Kim,
    I was wondering where I can find the first dress, I am in love with it! If you wouldn't mind letting me know, I would be forever grateful!
    All good things,
    Sierra

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  7. Hi Sierra!

    I LOVE this dress too! It's a Matthew Christopher dress - here is a link to his website!
    http://www.matthewchristopher.com/en/collections/item/2012/Arabesque/

    PLEASE share photos if you do wear this dress! It's so amazing!

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  8. where would you find the last dress? it's perfect for my wedding!!!

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  9. the final dress is from a British designer named Joanne Fleming. Here is a link to her website. She has amazing dresses!! http://www.joanneflemingdesign.com/#/home/

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  10. Hi Kim,

    Where did you find dress 3 at its similar to my main grown and I'm searching for a similar dress for my reception?
    Thanks!!

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  11. Hi there!

    You can find dress #3 here http://www.clairepettibone.com/bridal/?cp=gowns/chantilly

    Thanks!!

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  12. Hey there! Where can you find dress #1?

    Thanks!

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  13. Hi Sovanna

    This is a personal favorite of mine! It is a Matthew Christopher dress from his 2012 collection. The dress is called "Arabesque". Unfortunately, his website appears to be down for some reason, but here is the link to the dress should the site be up and working again!
    http://www.matthewchristopher.com/en/collections/item/2012/Arabesque/

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    1. Hi Amanda!

      You can find dress #3 here http://www.clairepettibone.com/bridal/?cp=gowns/chantilly

      Hope this helps!!

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