Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dresses That Are Simply Timeless

Although we love trendy styles—rompers and two-pieces, we're talking to you—you may look back years later and question your choice. Skip the potential doubts and choose one of these vintage-inspired wedding dresses instead for a style—and photos—that stands the test of time.

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Bride in dramatic layered wedding dress with a veil and boquet photo

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Dramatic Diva

Channel your inner diva with this '40s-inspired wedding dress. From its pointed lace sleeves to its attached Peter Pan collar, everything about this gown screams drama. Your future hubby will love the flirtatious scalloped neckline, and you'll adore how the basque waistline flatters your figure. And that peplum! Not only does it add extra style with its lace detailing, but it also extends longer in the back, emphasizing its stunning scalloped hem. Bonus: The wedding dress features classic loop buttons down the back to complete the timeless look. ($654;

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A Charming Classic

Listen up brides-to-be: This Eddy K wedding gown has pockets! And we're obsessed. But we also love how simple the dress is. No flashy frills or beaded embellishments allow all eyes to focus on the woman in the dress, not the dress on the woman. Its satiny fabric flows elegantly over your curves while the A-line silhouette shows off your figure. The zipper closure makes it easy to get on and off, and the small buttons add just the right amount of detail. Dress up this gown with a sash and jewelry, or keep the ensemble looking effortless with pearl earrings and a low bun. ($1,450;

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Straight From the Runway

If you love designer fashion but your wallet doesn't, then you need to check out this A-line wedding gown by Vera Wang. This dress was inspired by Vera's own couture bridal collection so you can look runway-ready for a fraction of the cost. The gown features embroidered macramé lace layered over organza and a stylish illusion neckline. You can choose to add a touch of sparkle with the grosgrain sash, which can be tied in multiple ways, or you can opt for a simpler look and remove it altogether. Complete your wedding day style with a fabulous updo and chapel veil for a touch of romance. ($1,248;

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Simply Timeless

In this beautiful ball gown by Rosa Clara you won't just walk down the aisle—you'll float. Crafted from striped makoda, this wedding dress moves gracefully with you. Its bateau neckline and pleated skirt add touches of the '50s and remind us of the one-and-only Audrey Hepburn. A pleated waistline adorned with floral beadwork adds a hint of sparkle to this timeless style. Complete this Breakfast At Tiffany's ensemble with pearl studs and a loose mid-height bun. You can even add the tiara if you desire—after all, it is your wedding day. ($2,300;

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Fun Fishtail

Bring back the '90s in this this mermaid-style wedding gown. The high waist and fishtail hem look beautiful on your hourglass figure, while the plunging v adds a flirtatious touch. This gown's best feature: the pintuck sleeves, which add a playful element to this simple style. Pair it with an elbow veil and lush bouquet to really enhance the drama. ($190;

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Party Like Gatsby

Nothing says "party" quite like the '20s. Bring the glamour of the Gatsby decade to your wedding with Jacinda by Va Et Vien. The dress, inspired by Art Deco, features intricate beading that adds sparkle and glam. The cascading waistline modernizes the flapper style of the time period while still flattering your figure. Its illusion tank-style neckline and lightweight fabric make this gown a perfect pick for your summer wedding. Top off your bridal look with a jeweled headband, but keep your other accessories to a minimum so you don't take away from the gown's elegance. ($2,000;

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Bring Back the '50s

Get ready to step back in time in this vintage wedding dress. Its tea-length hem and cap sleeves are some of our favorite style staples from the '50s. With its floral appliques on the waist and neckline and its touch of ruching on the sleeves, this gown features simple details that make it a standout. To really wow the crowd, pair it with white gloves, a birdcage veil, and bright red lipstick. Bonus: A tea-length hem allows you to show off your cute bridal shoes. Choose a white pair for sophisticated style or incorporate your something blue with a pair of cobalt heels. ($654;

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