Stunning Pre-owned Vintage Wedding Dresses for an 
Eco-friendly Wedding

pre-owned vintage wedding dresses

After seeing Britain’s Princess Beatrice’s stunning vintage wedding dress loaned to her by her grandmother the Queen, it seemed like the apt time to finish up the list that I’ve been compiling of stunning pre-owned vintage wedding dresses. With the world the way it is, and with the economy the direction it’s heading in, it’s always advisable to set your precious money that you would have spent on a brand new wedding dress aside, and opt for something more low-key but lovely and tasteful nonetheless. Besides, pre-owned bridal dresses are great examples of sustainable fashion, and artfully restored dresses can be unique and beautiful. If we can get over the stigma attached to the word “secondhand” when it comes to weddings, then nothing like it! It’s the perfect time to have an understated, intimate wedding while wearing a lovely upcycled vintage gown to start off your married life. 

Now, your grandmother may not have an appropriate dress for you to use, or your grandmother may not be a queen, but that’s not a problem. There are plenty of affordable options online, especially on Etsy, of dreamy, gorgeous, thoughtfully crafted or thrifted wedding dresses. I personally love the idea of restored or modified vintage clothing, especially since they have an old story to tell, along with the new story of sustainability. If you’re looking for a vintage-style wedding dress, the pre-owned wedding dresses listed below are all from Etsy and can be purchased online. The owners are lovely, and will work with you to alter the measurements accordingly. Check them out!

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Pre-owned Vintage Wedding Dresses

THE LYDIA GOWN

the lydia gown vintage wedding dress

1950s lace vintage wedding dress

Shop: 1907 Bridal

 

BOMBSHELL TIERED DRESS GOWN

bombshell strapless 1960s wedding dress

1950s strapless dress in ethereal tiered creamy ivory chiffon

Shop: Vintage Vortex

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REMADE LACE CUPCAKE RUFFLE DRESS

1920s vintage wedding dresses

Ivory lace with taffeta and tulle petticoats, c. 1950s

Shop: Alson & Ascher

 

 

UPCYCLED ECO WEDDING DRESS

vintage wedding dresses near me

Detachable train; refashioned from an almost vintage gown

Shop: By the Way

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GARDEN DROP WAIST DRESS

Garden drop waist wedding dress

1940s wedding dress with a drop waist and gathered skirt

Shop: Straylight Vintage

 

 

EDWARDIAN BRIDAL GOWN

Edwardian 1900s wedding gown

Vintage 1900s wedding dress with antique lacework

Shop: Sixpenny Bride

 

 

70s VELVET WEDDING DRESS

70s Velvet Wedding Dress

Sheer neckline with daisy and leaf appliqué adorned with seed pearls 

Shop: Dakota’s Vintage

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There are enough meticulously made pre-owned vintage wedding dresses to go around, and ideally we wouldn’t need to have new ones made at all. I hope you liked this shortlist of secondhand wedding dresses. Explore and you’ll find many, many more suitable options. And check out this post for fair-trade and ethical wedding jewelry.

And hey, if you’re getting married soon, congratulations!:) 

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vintage wedding dresses for an eco-friendly wedding

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