Vintage Wedding Dresses | Classic Gowns
There are many reasons to go with a Vintage Wedding dress. To be unique, to stand apart from the rest, to go along with a particular theme or venue, and/or to remind us of an era long ago that treasured tradition, civility and a sense of history as you pledge your eternal love.
For those of us who do not have a family heirloom gown, handed down through the generations from grandmother to mother to daughter, please consider our vintage wedding dress lines for your convenience. The Mori Lee Bridal collection, for instance, carries an extensive range of vintage-inspired styles with the soft ruffles and antique lace that harken to the delicate designs of the past.
Our vintage collection feature in-demand elements, like fine weave tulle and English net, layered over matching linings with Venice lace and applique; and fabrics such as antique style Chantilly lace and fine weave tulle. Details, such as tiered mermaid skirts and raised embroidery, add that extra special, handmade touch that is the hallmark of a period dress.
For brides who want to get away from the traditional white wedding, we offer plenty of ivory, off-white, champagne, light pink and blush tones that defy the forgotten adage, "married in pink, he'll take to drink". We carry a number of different color choices besides white and ivory, so you can achieve that something borrowed look, as if it came straight out of grandmas attic. Many styles are offered in shades reminiscent of tea-stained wedding dresses, these antique tones and colors will give you that period look, but with perfectly even color. Forget dunking a good gown in buckets of tea, it is not worth the risk. Our collection gives you that coveted, old-fashioned style without that distinctive consignment store effluvium, or the decades old pit stains.
Flash back to the forties and fifties with sleek shiny satins that harken to the era of classic Hollywood, when movie star celebrity weddings were the talk of the town. Wrap styles and draped bridal gowns are like works of art, sculpted in fabric. You can travel back in time wearing long lace sleeves, or a strapless sweetheart neckline on a dropped waist bodice. Or try a fit-and-flare silhouette with an impressive cathedral train.
Whatever you choose, let something old be your jewelry, instead of your dress. Something old, inspired by the past. Whether you prefer the skinny belts and A-line silhouettes of fifties, or victorian inspired appliques and pearl beading of the early 1900s, we carry it all, from the retro, to 1920s Great Gatsby looks, with art deco styling, loaded with rhinestones and Swarovski crystal accents. Now every bride can purchase her own heirloom quality gown to pass onto her daughter someday. Your history begins now.