18 Vintage Wedding Dresses to Inspire Your Bridal Style_1

"Vintage" is a word that?people sometimes throw around without really knowing which decade they're referring to. For brides looking for that?old school?"of a different era" wedding gown vibe, you can definitely refer to the style?as vintage as long as the time period falls roughly?between the 1920s and 1980s.?

You can get into decade-specifics to really nail down what you're looking for, like the art deco style of the roaring 20s or the free-spirited bohemian charm of the 70s. To help you find the perfect dress, here are some of our favorite vintage-style wedding dresses from real brides.?

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Gown by?Mike Benet

From:?A Rustic, Whimsical Wedding at Golden Homestead in Golden, Texas

Gown by?Sue Wong

From:?A Vintage Glam Wedding at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison, New York

Dress from Nordstrom

From:?A Simplebaby pillows, Intimate Wedding on Valentine's Day at Santa Barbara Courthouse in Santa Barbara, California

Gown designed by the bride (Using a vintage lace tablecloth!)

From: A Vintage, Springtime Outdoor Wedding at Mercury Hall in Austin, Texas

Gown by?Justin Alexander

From:?An Intimate Vintage-Inspired Wedding at River Cafe in Calgary, Alberta

Gown by?Catherine Deane from BHLDN

From:?An Ultra-Chic, Romantic, Whimsical Wedding at Dunafon Castle in Idledale, Colorado

Gown by?Anne Barge

From:?A Chic, Themed Wedding at L'Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California

Gown by?Pronovias

From:?A Romantic, Vintage Wedding at a Private Residence in York, Ontario

Gown by?Jenny Packham

From:?A Natural, Rustic Outdoor Wedding at Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur, California

Gown by?Maggie Sottero

From:?A Vintage-Inspired Classic Wedding at Ivy Hills Country Club in Newtown, Ohio

Gown by?Jenny Packham

From:?A Rustic Vineyard at Kunde Family Estate Winery in Kenwood, California

Gown by?Amanda Wakeley

From:?A Free-Spirited, Rustic Barn Wedding at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Akron, Ohio

Gown handed down by the bride's mother

From:?A DIY Vintage Wedding at The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts &; Sciences in Loveladies, New Jersey

Gown by?Claire Pettibone

From:?An Urban, Retro-Chic Wedding at SmogShoppe in Los Angeles, California

Handmade wedding dress

From:?A Green Wedding at 514 Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gown by?Justin Alexander

From:?A Vintage, 'Alice in Wonderland'-Inspired Wedding at Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Gown by?Demetrios

From:?A New York-Inspired Garden Party Wedding at the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas

Vintage 1979?wedding dress from the bride's mother

From:?A Garden-Style, DIY Wedding at Anthony Wayne House in Paoli, Pennsylvania

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