Many soon-to-be brides are loving vintage style wedding dresses this year. Vintage wedding dresses have actually been popular for the last 5 to 10 years, but they are making their way into the mainstream more than ever right now. If you love vintage inspired clothing in general and you’d like to choose a wedding dress that reflects this passion, these are the tips that you need to know when it comes to wedding dress shopping.


First, if you want to be truly authentic, you can actually buy a used dress. Many thrift stores carry vintage wedding dresses, or you can go online for a more posh alternative. If you’re good with a sewing machine or know a great seamstress, buying a wedding dress at a thrift store can be an amazing purchase that will actually save you a lot of money. You can change what you want and leave the rest.


Second, if you’d like to buy a brand-new dress, you have options for vintage styles as well. Simply ask your wedding dress buyer to pick out some vintage inspired dresses. Things to look for include drop waists, lots of lace, purls, lots of buttons, and satin and tulle details.


Finally, if you decide to shop for a vintage style wedding dress, don’t feel that you have to completely pigeonhole yourself with this look. You can pick out a wedding dress that has some features that would traditionally be seen as vintage, but your entire dress doesn’t have to look like it’s straight out of the 1930s or 40s. Some elements of vintage style dresses may not appeal to you, and that’s okay. In fact, that’s the great thing about picking out your own wedding dress. You can pick exactly what you want, and you should!