Vintage Inspired Dresses: What to Wear to a Wedding for Under $100.00

Wedding season is upon us, gals and its time to do it up right! I’ve read so many articles lately about what to wear to this kind of wedding or that kind of wedding. While that’s all well and good, and there are certainly some guidelines that should be upheld when selecting proper wedding attire, I had yet to see any vintage style dresses assembled for the nuptial occasion! So, I did a little digging and hand selected some great pics for all of you ladies out there with a mailbox full of wedding invitations and nothing to wear! All of these dresses are under $100.00 and unlike that Pepto-Bismol pink bridesmaids dress you have shoved in the back of your closet, these frocks can be worn again and again. 

Wonderful for an evening black tie affair, this little number made me think of Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”! It also comes with a matching shawl (an elegant line of defense against overpowering air-conditioning!)

strapless pleated rhinestone brooch formal

$54.95 @ Go Jane


A fun retro twist on the classic LBD! The beaded net overlay adds visual interest while the bow sash belt cinches your waist and gives you a pop of colour!

Winterberry Wonder Dress

$55.99 @ Modcloth

Sizes XS-M

Such a pretty little thing! This adorable blue and white lace dress is flirty and has oodles of vintage charm to boot!

Bluebell of the Ball Blue Lace Dress

$45.00 @ Lulu’s

Sizes S-L

Hot ,Hot, HOT! This gorgeous faux wrap dress will stop gentlemen dead in their tracks! Its classic shape makes the most of your luscious curves and though it is sexy, it is very sophisticated. Very Liz Taylor!

 Sleeveless Faux Wrap Dress

$74.00 @ Avenue

Sizes 14-32

Such a timeless silhouette! The raspberry colour is just beautiful. Sure to compliment any skin tone.

Look Of Love Dress

$84.00 @ Shabby Apple

Sizes S-XL

Simple and refined, the fit n’ flare shape of this dress is sure to impress. The floral-esque ruffling at the neckline adds the perfect touch of vintage whimsy!

Merona® Womens Ruffle Neck Dress

$27.99 @ Target

Sizes XS-XXL

I LOVE this! It screams classic 1930’s with its art deco print and ethereal draping. So chic!

Kaleidoscope Print Maxi Dress

$32.80 @ Forever 21

Sizes XS-L

For all my expectant mama’s out there! This cute back and white sheath dress is just what the doctor ordered. The hot pink bow defines your waist and the simple polka dot pattern brings 1960’s elegance to highlight your bundle of joy!

Sleeveless Empire Waist Maternity Dress

$39.98 @ Motherhood Maternity

For those of you dolls who like to cover your arms or for a more conservative ceremony, this amazing dress incorporates classic 1940’s floral print with a classic 1970’s shape. Either way, the combination is retro lovely!


$56.99 @ Ruche

Sizes S-L

This dress reminds me of a 1950’s prom dress revamped for the modern gal. Soft layers of tulle make this a delicate, feminine choice. Nothing says vintage party quite like an icy pink fit n’ flare frock! 

Tulle Dress

$99.90 @ Zara

Sizes XS-M

Nothing says vintage quite like lace & delicate embroidery! The color on this is truly stunning, like a ripe cantaloupe! The shape is very flattering as well! This dress would be well suited for any semi formal wedding, day or night (also available in black!)

ASOS Skater Dress With Embroidery

$46.40 @ ASOS

Sizes 2-14

Is it white? Yes? Is it inappropriate? Not in the least! It is possible to wear white and not outshine the bride! How? By selecting a shade that is closer to champagne or ecru (i.e. Off-white), choosing a matte fabric and adding a vibrant floral print. This is a great little dress for a beach wedding or an informal country/outdoor wedding. Dress it up with some vintage costume jewelry and a pair of crochet lace gloves and you will be set!

Rosey Posey Georgia Dress

$58.00 @ Top Shop

Sizes 2-12

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