How to get the perfect vintage wedding dress for less

Perhaps you've looked at the slick bridal magazines and designer gowns but you've decided that vibe is so not your thing. So where do you go to find that perfect wedding dress that fits your retro style? Save money and time and shop online. These websites showcase beautiful vintage wedding dresses at reasonable prices.


Etsy is an incredible marketplace for both handmade and vintage items. Whether you want an actual vintage gown or a handmade retro style gown created just for you, you'll find plenty of options. While you're here, you can also buy wedding decor, stationery, jewelry, and bridal party thank-you gifts.

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Of course eBay is an obvious place to look for vintage and worn-once wedding gowns. Their seller ratings and buyer protections help you put your mind at ease when you're making this kind of investment. You can also find just about any kind of wedding accessory you might need.

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Millcrest Vintage

Millcrest Vintage is a straightforward vintage dress online shop. You won't find accessories or new dresses made to look old here. Once a gown is gone, it's gone. Shop by era: Edwardian, for example, or any specific decade from the 1920s to the 1980s. Virtually all of the dresses are under $400, with some under $150.

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Unique Vintage

Unique Vintage isn't a vintage shop at all, but rather, it's vintage-inspired. Regardless, you'll find a large selection of brand new vintage style wedding dresses, shoes, and accessories. You can also find bridesmaids dresses and wedding guest dresses with that retro flair. There are a number of retro style wedding dresses under $50 here.

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The Ivy Retreat

The Ivy Retreat is a true vintage shop, carefully curated with gowns from the 1930s through the 1970s. Each gown is one of a kind. Prices start well under $200. You won't find any other wedding accessories besides dresses at The Ivy Retreat, but there are many other vintage items unrelated to weddings here.

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Have you shopped for vintage wedding gowns online? What is your favorite website? Let us know in the comments.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at TechRadar and Tom's Guide. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, CNET, AppAdvice, and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.