Picking the perfect wedding dress is obviously one of the fun parts of getting married, but can also be very stressful for a bride. You want something that fit rights, screams “you” and doesn’t break the bank. So why not consider going vintage? This covers all three bases (though you’ll need to get your measurements professionally taken to ensure a good fit), plus it gives you an opportunity to go green and do a little good for the environment by recycling a look that often gets worn once and is then boxed up for the rest of your life! We’ve rounded up eleven awesome summertime wedding dresses for you to peruse and consider for your big day—or just to admire from afar!
1950s vintage chiffon pink wedding dress from Artifact Vintage. This cap sleeve gown is perfect for the bride who wants the traditional puffy barbie gown without “the jig is up” white.
The classic 1950s gown – tulle and lace all over! This size 4 dress features a strapless fitted bodice and full skirt from Betty Jean Vintage.
Looking for a little flutter sleeve to go with your awesome outdoor vintage wedding gown? Look no further than this pristine dress from Mae Vintage Inc.
Short chiffon and eco lace vintage wedding gown from White Romance. This revived slip dress would work well for a bride who wants something simple and classic with an eco-vintage feel.
This 1950s tulle and full skirt vintage wedding gown has an awesome added twist – a blue and purple hue! The dress, for a 25 inch waist, comes from vintage shop Aiserigh.
If sleeves are your thing, consider this 1960s vintage wedding dress from Lady Loves Green, a vintage boutique on Etsy.
This white chiffon and nylon dress is the perfect Audrey Hepburn lookalike! From Vintage Frocks of Fancy, the gown has a very full pleated skirt and is lined in white actuate.
If mod is your thing, this 1920s vintage wedding dress from Aiserigh might just be the ticket. This art deco look features lace, full-length see-through sleeves and blue piping throughout.
Aiserigh also has this golden ivory gown with shoulder embellishment to give you that little bit of extra pizzaz. From the 1940s, the dress length is of the very flattering tea length variety.
If cocktail attire is what you’re after, why not consider this white estate sale dress with beaded embellishment throughout? With a 28 inch waist, the dress (from Pink Vintage Princess), will fit a more modern-size bride.
1970s leaf appliqué wedding gown from Boutique Fantastique. White organza with sprig shiffli embroidery and a fitted bodice that would look great on a wood elf. Or, you know, a really earthy bride-to-be!