Sept. 12, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Modern Wedding Dresses with Vintage Style


Consider yourself a modern bride, but still pine for a touch of vintage romance in your wedding look? This week the ladies at SmartBride have gathered 10 of our favourite vintage inspired wedding dresses. These dresses still feel contemporary overall, but with interesting lace patterns, beading and fabrics, they all invoke a vintage air.

Casablanca 1900
Vintage inspired delicate lace pattern on the Casablanca 1900 wedding dress

Plus, we’ve run the gamut of designers, finding dresses from Anjolique and Maggie Sottero to Claire Pettibone and Jenny Packham, so whether you’re budget is $300 or $3000, you can get a modern-day vintage wedding dress at any price.

Check out our 10 vintage style wedding dresses below!

Save 82%! Size 8 Anjolique 2064 Wedding Dress - $300
With it’s pretty off the shoulder neckline and gorgeous lace pattern with scalloped hem, this BOUTIQUE SAMPLE size 8 Anjolique 2064 wedding dress takes us back in time to the 30’s. Pair this with a feather fascinator and you’ve got modern wedding look with an old school feel.

Anjolique 2064 Wedding Dress

Save 50%! Size 12 Alfred Angelo 1611 Wedding Dress - $350
The V shaped sheath overlay on this size 12 Alfred Angelo 1611 wedding dress is encrusted with delicate embroidery and reminds us a bit of the times of Maid Marion and Robin Hood. Crown with a wreath of flowers and you’ve got a perfect dress for a nature inspired wedding.

Alfred Angelo 1611

Save 40%! Size 8 Casablanca 1900 Wedding Dress - $599
How about the lace pattern on this size 8 Casablanca 1900 wedding dress? We just love it! From the delicate lace and beading in the bodice to the Chantilly lace overlay with elaborate hand embroidered designs this dress manages to be classic, vintage and modern all at the same time!

Casablanca 1900

Save 41%! Size 2 Maggie Sottero V7099 Wedding Dress - $750
What does a jazz inspired wedding dress look like? How about this BOUTIQUE SAMPLE size 2 Maggie Sottero V7099 wedding dress? This is a NEW WITH TAGS wedding dress that has amazing draped beaded lines throughout the bodice and a touch of fancy with the tulle skirt. Definitely a modern silhouette, but reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1940’s.

Maggie Sottero V7099

Save 51%! Size 10 Watters Positano Wedding Dress - $799
Another example of extraordinary bead work can be found in this size 10 Watters Positano hand beaded strapless slim gown. Pair it with gloves as this model did to suggest a bygone era.

Watters 2041b Positano

Save 23%! Size 8 Mon Cheri 29258 Wedding Dress - $1000
The lace work on this NEW WITH TAGS size 8 Mon Cheri 29258 wedding dress is so unique we just had to share. Take a close look at the Battenberg lace overlay with alternating vertical line and flower bursts. We image this would photograph beautifully.

Mon Cheri 29258

Save 50%! Size 10 Jenny Packham Persephone Wedding Dress - $1790
For a boho vintage vibe, check out this BOUTIQUE SAMPLE size 10 Jenny Packham Persephone wedding dress. It has cool art deco style beadwork and low open back to add a bit of glamour.

Jenny Packham Persephone

Save 50%! Size 10 Claire Pettibone Dew Drop Wedding Dress - $2000
For an English garden spring time wedding , this BOUTIQUE SAMPLE size 10 Claire Pettibone Dew Drop wedding dress has caught our eye. The simple sheath style combined with floral appliqued lace on the bodice give it a decidedly vintage feel, but the bubble hem adds a modern touch.

Claire Pettibone Dew Drop

Save 50%! Size 6 and Size 10 Melissa Sweet Fern Wedding Dress - $2500
Romantic and delicate are just two words we’d use to describe this Melissa Sweet Fern wedding dress. Available in either a size 6 or 10 for $2500 to $3000, you can save 50% off this dress that generally retail for $5000+! Plus, with the sad news that Priscilla of Boston will be no more, this dress is a limited edition!

Melissa Sweet Fern

Save 50%! Size 10 Jenny Packham Art Deco Style Wedding Dress - $3000
Last but not least in our vintage round up is another Jenny Packham wedding dress. The flattering cut of this dress accentuates a small waist and hips before flowing elegantly into the skirt. The diamond beading on the bodice provides the art deco inspiration.

Jenny Packham