What is the AUTHENIC VINTAGE WEDDING DRESS? Many brides-to-be are looking for the true and authentic vintage dress. It’s not easy. The authentic vintage wedding dress would be the gowns that were made during a specific era of time with special styles. Wedding dresses made during the time periods of the 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s, are the most perfect vintage wedding dress.
You can find them at specialty shops focusing on vintage clothing. Or you can buy them on the Internet.
Ask your family if they have gowns that are at least 20 to 50 years old. You may find them in your mother or your grandma’s closet.
If you want to buy your vintage wedding gowns, you should consider several aspects below:
The Fabric of Vintage Wedding Dress:
The older the gown, the more chance that you can find signs of deterioration in the fabric. So you can inspect it carefully for frayed, torn or worn thin areas.
The Seams of Vintage Wedding Dress:
Check the stitching for the seams to make sure that the thread hasn’t dry rot. The gown can come apart easily at the seams. You may need to reinforce every seam. I should say it’s so important.
The Size of Vintage Wedding Dress:
The sizing changed over the years. You can’t wear it in your now size. So if you want to buy a vintage wedding dress, you should use your measurements. Remember to mesure the vintage dress before you buy it.
Fitting of Vintage Wedding Dress:
Women had smaller wasitline mesurements before. Because of wearing corsets, at one time, a 18″ to 22″ waist was not that unheard of. So you may need to have the gown sized out in the torso by adding panels to the midsection.
Then you can have your fun in buying an authentic vintage wedding dress. Dress it, everyone will envy you.