With the vast number of wedding gowns on the market, it might seem close to impossible to find The One that perfectly matches your personal style. If that’s the case and all hope seems lost each time you go dress hunting, consider trying on a few affordable vintage wedding dresses for size.
Even if shopping vintage never crossed your busy bridal mind, you truly can’t go wrong with a timeless, one-of-a-kind style that doesn’t involve delving too deeply into your budget. Plus, you never have to worry about any other brides copying your look.
Not to sound totally extra, but we’re all about the modern trend of wearing a reception cheap plus size wedding dresses under 100 for your wedding party. As weddings defy tradition more and more, the concept of wearing a different outfit post-ceremony has become increasingly popular among brides. Sure, it may seem rather excessive, but hear us out on why it makes sense.
First, if you’re the type of bride-to-be who can’t settle on a single bridal style (so.many.options.), a second dress for the reception is a brilliant way to rock two looks you just can’t decide between. As a style chameleon, want to show off your sartorial prowess, and we’re here for it. So long as the two looks truly differ, you won’t regret taking two dresses for a spin.
And fear not—if you’re unsure where to buy simple wedding dresses under 200, pre-owned gowns from decades past are easier to get your hands on than you think. In no particular order, we rounded up the best retailers and stores (both brick-and-mortar and online) to shop for vintage wedding dresses, so you can finally cross finding a unique, cost-effective bridal frock off your checklist. Your prayers have officially been answered.
Color is another option if you’re in the mood. A fanciful black cocktail dress like Lazaro’s beaded and feather-trim mini makes for a moody translon for evening or Gracy Accad’s prim tea-length midi in sky blue is your wedding is during the day. Colored embroidery is pretty as can be, too—Hayley Paige makes a gorgeous style.