12/4 {Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} A Unique 1950’s Vintage-Inspired Tea Length Wedding Gown

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Panic will always set in when a bride thinks she found the perfect dress and then realizes it isn’t available. This week’s request is from a bride who is looking for a solution.

I have found a dress that I absolutely love, but there is no way that I can have it. I fell head over heels for this vintage dress before realizing that it had already been sold. Can you find anything like it? I have had no luck and am really regretting ever finding it in the first place. Basically everything about it is perfect and I don’t know what to do.

Glad you’ve taken a breath and are ready to shop. We’re here to help.


1950s Off the Shoulder Illusion Vintage Wedding Dress from Mill Crest Vintage


The Walnut Creek ($695 at Dolly Couture)


The Avila Bay ($795 at Dolly Couture)


The Simone ($925 at Whirlingturban)

1950s Tea Length Tulle Vintage Wedding Dress ($985 at Mill Crest Vintage)

Vintage 1950s Wedding Gown ($675 at FabGabs via Etsy)


1950s Full Skirt Wedding Dress White Tulle Lace Vintage ($398 at Salvage Life via Etsy)


Vintage Wedding Dress Bridal Gown Cahill of Beverly Hills 1950s Vintage ($399 at Very Tres Chic)

Most of the sites featured in this link have a variety of other vintage and vintage-inspired dresses you can browse. The key to this is finding the dress with the right bones. You could add a sash, a sweetheart neckline, or even alter the neckline or sleeves. If the basics on the dress are what you’re looking for, you can have a local seamstress make it closer to your ideal dress. Just be sure you take it to someone you can trust. Any other BABs know of a vintage or vintage-inspired dress that should be considered?