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12 Vintage Wedding Dress Patterns Brides Should Still Wear Down The Aisle

Jessica Catcher by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

If you know any brides who are still trying to decide what they should wear when they walk down the aisle, you might want to point them toward the beautiful vintage wedding dress patterns they can find listed below.

One of my favorite things to do as a little girl was to sneak into my parents’ closet and take a look at my mom’s gown from their wedding day. Like she did with most of her clothes back then, she stitched together the lovely satin fabric herself.

It definitely inspired me when I started daydreaming about what I might wear for my own big day. Luckily, I still have plenty of time to figure that out. There are clearly many options from the past to choose from, as you can see for yourself.

Take a look and let us know if we missed any vintage wedding dress patterns you remember seeing brides wearing back in the day.

And be sure to SHARE with your friends!

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1. 1960s Crochet Dress

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1960s

I’m not sure the cap is something I’d walk down the aisle in, but the gown itself is gorgeous.

2. 1920s Long-Sleeved Bridal Gown

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1920s

The bustled train is beautiful, and I would love to be the bridesmaid in that lovely turquoise option, too!

3. 1960s Vogue Couturier Dress

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1960s

There’s no way a bride wouldn’t feel like a princess in this amazing retro gown.

4. 1970s Vogue Bridal Dress

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1970s

This reminds me so much of what my mom wore in her wedding, but I’m pretty sure she left the hat at home for her big day.

5. 1950s Collared Gown

5. 1950s Collared Gown

I’m sure this looks less like something from The Jetsons once it’s actually all stitched together.

6. 1960s Christian Dior Dress And Veil

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1960s

Just imagine creating your own couture look from this talented designer for the day you say “I do!”

7. 1940s Vogue Bridal Gown

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1940s

The “deep yoke” cut on the top of this throwback gown definitely adds a touch of nostalgic charm.

8. 1970s Lace Detail Wedding Dress

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1970s

As you can probably tell, this pattern comes from 1979 when the puffy trend (later popular in the ’80s) started seeping through fashion.

9. 1960s High-Waist Vogue Bridal Gown

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1960s

The headpiece isn’t actually included in this otherwise quaint retro option.

10. 1970s Crochet Gown And Cape

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1970s

The cape might remind you more of something you’d give a baby for their first birthday, but it still adds a classy touch to this gown.

11. 1940s Full Skirt Bridal Dress

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1940s

This definitely makes me think of the timeless gown Grace Kelly wore for her royal wedding.

12. 1960s Lace Sleeve Bridal Gown

Vintage wedding dress patterns: 1960s

I would want to sew those sleeves on to all of my dresses if I had this back in the day!

Did we miss any patterns you remember seeing brides wearing in the past? Let us know below, and be sure to SHARE with your friends!