Essense of Australia Bridal Collection: Vintage Wedding Dresses

Vintage wedding dresses are a popular choice for brides looking to add a touch of nostalgia and timeless elegance to their big day. The Essense of Australia bridal collection offers a stunning selection of vintage-inspired wedding dresses. Providing a link to history and an enduring elegance that surpasses trends. Our selection features vintage wedding gowns that evoke a sense of nostalgia and tradition while still feeling modern and fresh. 

If you’ve long admired the romance of lace and the charm of classic silhouettes, let us guide you through the intricate styles and historical nuances of vintage wedding dresses.  Whether you’re a lover of the 1920s, 1990s or any era in between, our collection has a vintage wedding dress to suit your personal style. Let’s take a closer look at Essense of Australia’s vintage wedding dresses. 

Discovering the Essence of Vintage Romance 

Vintage wedding dresses evoke a sense of nostalgia, taking cues from the fashion eras of the 1920s to the 1990s. They exude a certain romance many modern brides find irresistible. 

The essence of vintage wedding gowns is in the details— ornate lace patterns, demure necklines, bell sleeves and full skirts. Each piece tells a story of an era’s signature style and a bride’s timeless beauty. But what truly makes a dress ‘vintage’? 

A vintage wedding dress is typically defined as a gown at least 20 years old. These retro wedding dresses have individual characteristics and craftsmanship reflecting the design trends of their time. 

Conversely, vintage-inspired wedding dresses are a modern construction deliberately styled to imitate the fashion of past decades. They combine the best of both worlds: classic aesthetics and modern structuring. 

Why Brides Love Vintage Wedding Dresses 

The allure of vintage wedding dresses lies in their distinctive and one-of-a-kind quality. Brides who choose vintage pieces over contemporary gowns often do because they appreciate the historical inspiration behind these timeless wedding dresses. 

The Timeless Elegance of a Vintage Lace Wedding Dress 

Lace has always had an undeniable association with vintage-inspired wedding dresses. Starting from the elaborate French lace of the 1920s to the Chantilly lace of the 80s. These fabric embellishments have been an integral part of bridal attire, evoking a soft and romantic vibe. Essense of Australia’s vintage lace wedding dresses are reminiscent of past eras, providing a striking vision for the modern bride. 

‘20s Inspired 

20's inspired mermaid wedding dress with shaped train - D3488 by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3488 

Vintage glamour meets modern luxury in Essense of Australia Style D3488. Enhancing the figure with its fit-and-flare silhouette, this exquisite 1920s-inspired gown is adorned with intricate beaded scrolling and art-deco lace details. 

Sparkling accents on elegant spaghetti straps frame a deep plunging neckline with illusion tulle. While side cutouts lead to a bold V-shaped open back. Vertical beaded patterns from the natural waist culminate in a lace-trimmed scalloped train. When it comes to vintage lace wedding dresses, this breathtaking design exemplifies the essence of a bygone era, delivering timelessly beautiful bridal attire. 

‘50s Inspired 

50's inspired a-line wedding dress with floral lace back details - D3412 by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3412 

The 1950s brought a more conservative approach to bridal fashion, and Essense of Australia Style D3412 captures the ethos of the era. With large-scale lace patterns, a modest back and thick straps, this dress offers simplicity with a touch of grandeur. 

The design features a striking plunging V-neckline at the front and glamorous sheer laser-cut lace details at the back. Precise contour seaming elevates the flattering fit, highlighting the meticulous craftsmanship. This simple A-line silhouette culminates in a full train promising a dramatic entrance. 

Ideal for brides seeking to infuse their special day with mid-century Hollywood charm, this style embodies timeless glamour. With its sophisticated vibe and nostalgic touch, it sets the stage for a truly unforgettable wedding celebration. 

A Vintage Plus Size Wedding Dress for Every Body 

Essense of Australia offers a wide array of sizes in its vintage plus size wedding dress collection, designed to suit diverse body types. With silhouettes that flatter every curve, brides can exude timeless elegance. Brides will also benefit from modern sizing which prioritizes both comfort and style. 

‘90s Inspired 

Essense of Australia Style D3414+ 

The 1990s had a flair for the dramatic, and Essense of Australia Style D3414+ is no exception. With a sweetheart neckline, sequin embellishments and a full train, it’s the epitome of vintage elegance. D3414 is redefined for a bridal vision as enchanting as it is timeless. 

The cascading floral lace on the frothy skirt exudes intricate craftsmanship, while the sparkling beading throughout adds a touch of magic. Detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves bring a romantic vibe with a dash of modernity. 

Vintage plus size wedding dresses are all about exuding grace and beauty while embracing every curve. With its breathtaking details and flattering design, this gorgeous gown is a luxurious choice for the bride who wants to embrace vintage romance. 

‘40s Inspired 

simple plus size ballgown with strapless neckline - D3596+ by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3596+ 

Evoking the timeless charm of wartime fashion, Essense of Australia Style D3596+ embodies the essence of the 1940s. Featuring a sweetheart neckline, a graceful full train, and a delicate row of buttons cascading down the back. This design captures the elegance synonymous with the era. 

A sleek bodice is beautifully contrasted by an intricate lace-up ribbon back, with subtle sparkling floral lace accents for an elegant touch. Meticulous chic seaming creates a stunning silhouette, enhanced by the practical in-seam pockets on a voluminous pleated skirt. 

It’s an understated yet regal dress, ideal for a vintage bride seeking a dress that whispers history rather than shouts it.  With its exquisite details and flattering fit, this design brings a modern twist to vintage sophistication. 

Finding Bohemian Bliss with a Vintage Boho Wedding Gown 

Boho chic and vintage sensibilities often intertwine. Essense of Australia’s vintage boho wedding dresses marry these two aesthetics into gorgeous ethereal ensembles. These gowns are typified by flowing fabrics, earthy tones and free-spirited designs that encapsulate the wild romance of the ‘60s and ‘70s. 

‘60s Inspired 

60's inspired wedding dress with highneck and lace bodice - D3929 by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3929 

Essense of Australia Style D3929 is a flawless blend of vintage charm and modern sophistication. The dress features lace cap sleeves and a breathtaking high illusion neckline with subtle lace motifs. D3929 showcases details that are the epitome of 1960s elegance. 

The design smoothly transitions from a lace bodice to a shimmering glitter tulle A-line skirt adorned with scattered lace appliqué details. Created for brides who appreciate classic wedding dresses, this option elegantly blends vintage elements without fully embracing a retro look. 

‘70s Inspired 

70's inspired floral lace fit and flare wedding dress with puff sleeves - D3443 by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3443 

If you’re a bride who yearns for the iconic style of the 1970s, Essense of Australia Style D3443 could be your sartorial soulmate. With its puffy long sleeves, delicate graphic lace pattern and delicate wrist cuffs, this piece embodies the bohemian spirit of the era. 

The combination of a plunging V-neckline and a dramatic fit-and-flare silhouette create an unforgettable bridal look. Sheer elements in the bodice add to its charm, complemented by a bold keyhole back that infuses a touch of sultry sophistication. 

Experience the magic of vintage boho wedding dresses with Essense of Australia’s Style D3443! Whether you’re saying “I do” in a peaceful forest or a chic boho city spot, this dress will bring a touch of 70s magic to every part of your special day. 

A vintage-inspired wedding dress allows you to connect with the past while celebrating your future. It’s a homage to love stories that have stood the test of time, just like the enduring designs that continue to inspire brides today. Whether you’re drawn to the nostalgia of past eras or simply appreciate the charm of classic silhouettes. Essense of Australia has a dress to fit every historical fancy. 

Looking to discover your dream vintage wedding dress? Find a store near you and make your wedding daydreams come true!