Vintage Style Wedding Dresses

If you adore timeless trends that feel classic yet fresh, there are plenty of wedding gown styles that match this vision of bridal perfection.

Vintage style wedding dresses are a go-to bridal aesthetic. They blend elegant features with contemporary details to create a distinct look that can stand the test of time. Vintage looks continue to be a big trend in bridal fashion. Modern brides love to make an impression with daring designs that turn heads, while also giving a nod to retro fabrics and classic features that brides have donned for many years.

Vintage wedding gowns remind us why certain silhouettes and embellishments are always relevant: these classic aesthetics never fail to make brides look and feel their best.

This trend is uniquely versatile — there is truly something for everyone. From intricate lace to sequins to long sleeves, many details can help achieve a retro feel. Browse Moonlight Bridal's collection of vintage inspired wedding dresses.

About Our Vintage Inspired Wedding Gowns

While these gowns are not truly vintage, as each gown is made fresh to meet the needs of the modern bride, they draw inspiration from materials and silhouettes that dominated the bridal trends of yesteryear. 

Vintage aesthetics can vary greatly depending on the specific era that serves as inspiration. For example, Art Deco or Great Gatsby styles will look a lot different than Baroque-inspired designs or 1950s tea-length wedding dresses. Many elements are closely tied to the vintage concept including:

  • Lace fabrics. Bridal lace was once the ultimate sign of royalty, and today, it continues to achieve an elevated feel. Chantilly lace, in particular, works wonders for vintage inspired styles.

  • Embroidered appliques. Intricate details were once primarily achieved through the power of embroidery, which remains an excellent way to enhance already stunning gowns.

  • Floral designs. Natural elements are always in style, and classic floral designs bring feminine beauty to many gowns. 

  • Long sleeves with volume. Contemporary brides adore strapless dresses, but longer sleeves were common during the first half of the 20th century. Today, bishop, poet and other long sleeve styles add volume and a vintage feel.

  • Long, flowing trains. Long trains once signified status and these continue to bring a dose of drama to modern weddings. For a vintage showstopper, opt for a dress with a cathedral or royal train.

A variety of Moonlight Bridal gowns draw on vintage concepts. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Style H1568 is a romantic and radiant mermaid bridal dress that makes the most of scalloped lace appliques. This retro bridal style feels fresh, but the semi-cathedral train adds classic beauty and the detachable bow tails add both elegance and drama.

  • Style M5085 is a dress modest brides will adore. This regal chiffon gown features a flattering A-line silhouette, a classic V-neckline, and bishop split sleeves with beaded lace insets that add a touch of whimsy. 

  • Style T107 is a lace wedding dress crafted with sparkle tulle and floral lace appliques that brings an instant princess feel. This ball gown features vintage style elements like a half-lace-up back and dainty buttons, while incorporating modern elements like a high leg slit and unlined bodice.

Feeling inspired by these bridal looks? If you are head over heels for these vintage inspired styles, visit one of our authorized Moonlight Bridal retailers to schedule an appointment.