Vintage wedding dresses continue to be as popular as ever. With stunning fabrics, lace, beading and detail which contribute to an overall glamorous look and feel, brides can step back in time to choose a design that makes them feel feminine and fabulous.

Sally Brady from Helena Fortley Bridal Boutique tells us about five of her favourite vintage designs which they stock, from the glam 30s up to the ‘new’ look of the 1950’s.

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Martina Liana 675

Martina Liana’s 675 is about as glamorous as it gets, while maintaining a true feel of old school romance with its cathedral length train. For the bride who radiates confidence, glamour and impeccable style, Martina Liana’s designs are the embodiment of exquisite couture. We fell in love with this lace over lustre satin fit-and-flare designer bridal gown the moment we saw it.

Brides can choose from lace shoulder straps or long illusion sleeves, both of which draw attention to their face and add stylish functionality while maintaining a vintage vibe.

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Mikaella 1952

This lovely lacy number from Paloma Blanca’s Mikaella collection has a fantastic fit and flare skirt.

A sweetheart lace corset bodice with exposed boning at midriff, spaghetti straps plus removable beaded sash gives this design a rockstar edge while still maintaining a girly and feminine style from a much loved era.

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Paloma Blanca 4614

Paloma Blanca does it again with this stunning satin gown with a beautiful bodice and bateau neckline, plus beaded straps to centre back.

This timeless design has a removable beaded belt with organza tie which really contribute to the vintage look and feel. The fit and flare satin skirt along with a chapel train will make any bride wearing this dress feel like a million dollars.

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Allure Bridals 9068

This sexy and sophisticated style from Allure Bridals is an excellent example of mixing contemporary and vintage designs.  In all-over lace, this slim gown features a V-shaped neckline with delicate cap sleeves but the icing on the cake (ahem!) with this one is its dramatic back, with intricate detailing.

Allure Bridals believe that brides should feel nothing less than gorgeous on their wedding day and this beautiful dress will ensure that any bride who chooses it will feel glamorous and gorgeous.

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LouLou Bridal – Blanche

There’s no mistaking the vintage vibe of this gorgeous design from LouLou Bridal. ‘Blanche’ is from a British award winning label and part of the vintage inspired collections which contain tea length and full length wedding dresses in satin, lace and tulle.

LouLou Bridal is renowned for its stunning detailing and well cut yet affordable design with their very own distinctive vintage signature. This is exactly what the beautiful ‘Blanche’ offers brides in the form of a terrific tea length design with long lace sleeves and a beautiful bow sash.

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If you’ve fallen in love with these gorgeous gowns as much as we have, visitHelena Fortley Bridal Boutique now and check out the rest of the gorgeous collection.