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A vintage wedding dress might be the perfect option on your big day.

Vintage wedding dresses are a trend that will never go away. The classic and timeless cuts and fabrics are a sure way to look elegant and ethereal when you walk down the aisle.

They’re especially a good solution if you’ve seen all of the minimalist bandeau bridal gowns with their contemporary cuts and structures and haven’t been wowed.

But make no mistake, opting for a vintage style doesn’t mean you’ll look like you’ve borrower your granny’s wedding dress. This season’s spin on antique gowns isn’t all frumpy ruffles and ruching – think delicate lace, embroidery and silk with a variety of trains, necklines and cuts.

A good way to start is to look at which style eras you fancy most, to get an idea of what shape you’ll go for. The 1950s tea-length full skirts are often a popular choice, that goes especially well with a Hollywood wave and a red lip.

For a sleeker silhouette, 1930s and 1940s silk dresses and fitted styles are a sure way to add a touch of understated elegance to the aisle.

If you’re a bit less traditional, then 1920s cuts have made a surprising comeback this year, and it’s all about the beading.

Of course, you’ll never go wrong with a fishtail champagne lace dress either – we guarantee you’ll never look back at wedding pictures and regret your sartorial choice.

In terms of accessories, we encourage you to have a bit of fun and stick to a vintage theme, whether that’s a dazzling brooch in side-swept hair, a pearl sautoir, velvet bow belt, or, if you want a really dramatic effect, white opera length gloves like the ones Sophia Amoruso wore with her vintage Alexander McQueen gown on her wedding day. The choice is yours.

From Grecian cinching to Hollywood silhouettes, we’ve rounded up the best of the more classic and traditional wedding dress designs. From Vivienne Westwood and Marchesa to Ghost and Monsoon, here are the timeless styles that you’ll never look back on and question…

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