Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dress Ideas from BHLDN

See the new bridal gowns from the Fall 2021 collection featuring vintage-inspired details to capture the opulence of ages past.

Whether you're looking for sexy silk styles or ornate beaded gowns, the latest bridal collection from BHLDN showcases gorgeous vintage-inspired wedding dresses from an array of top designers.

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The latest collection from Anthropologie's wedding brand BHLDN is an ode to a bygone era. While so many wedding dress designers are going for more modern silhouettes and sexy mermaid wedding-dress styles, the BHLDN Fall 2021 bridal collection features an array of feminine bridal styles inspired by vintage wedding dresses.

From timeless silhouettes to elegant vintage-inspired details designed to capture the opulence of eras and ages past, brides will love the 25 new vintage-inspired wedding dresses that offer something for everyone. Whether you're getting married in a church or temple, in the great outdoors, or in a formal ballroom, these vintage-inspired wedding dresses are sure to inspire your own wedding look for celebrations with a range of styles from bohemian-chic to formal to modern.

Take a look at some of the elegant vintage-inspired dresses from the BHLDN fall 2021 collection below, and shop your favorites by clicking on each image!

Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dresses

"Laurel" Vintage-Inspired Wedding Gown

“Laurel” vintage-inspired wedding dress featuring deep V-neckline, plunging back, and flowy skirt embellished with crystals and pearly beadwork, $1,195 by BHLDN;

"Bennett" Wedding Dress by Jenny by Jenny Yoo

“Bennett” modern wedding dress in matte crepe with sweetheart neckline and buttons gracing the sweeping train, $995 by Jenny by Jenny Yoo for

"Marnie" Old Hollywood-Inspired Wedding Dress

“Marnie” satin wedding dress designed with ode to Old Hollywood glamour featuring deep V-neckline, slender straps, and open scoop back, $975 by Jenny by Jenny Yoo for

"Pearce" Satin One-Shoulder Wedding Dress

“Pearce” minimalist wedding dress featuring a flowing silky silhouette and modern one-shoulder neckline, $995 by Nouvelle Amsale for

"Written in the Stars" Sequin Wedding Dress

“Written in the Stars” blush wedding dress with a layer of glitter tulle and embellished with twinkling sequins, $1,400 by

If you're looking for elegant wedding dresses with Art-Deco beading or embellishments reminiscent of a bygone era, you'll love "Laurel" – a V-neck gown featuring crystals and pearly beadwork, as well as "Remington" with its panels of Art Deco beading and lace appliqués. Do you love the beautiful buttons along the back that grace vintage wedding dresses? If so, "Bennett" features buttons all along the back and sweeping train, and "Abigail" showcases a button back below an embellished keyhole detail. 

Ideal for the modern bride who appreciates a vintage wedding dress but wants a wedding gown more suited to her style, "Marnie" will be perfect for a wedding that honors Old Hollywood with its satin material and slip silhouette that's having a major moment in fashion right now. For a similar look that's a bit more structured, "Pearce" offers a one-shoulder neckline with a minimalist feel for brides wanting to strike the perfect balance between a vintage look and the feeling most modern-made dresses give today's brides.

"Bradley" Wedding Dress with Pockets

“Bradley” romantic wedding dress with off-the-shoulder neckline, floral embroidery on the bodice and sleeves, and a mikado skirt with pockets, $1,495 by Jenny by Jenny Yoo for

"Elena" Floral Appliqué Wedding Dress

“Elena” V-neck wedding dress with floral appliqués and an airy tulle skirt, $1,695 by Jenny by Jenny Yoo for

"Robyn" Strappy Back Wedding Dress

“Robyn” vintage-inspired wedding dress with delicate beadwork, floral lace, and a strappy open back, $1,800 by Catherine Deane for

"Lucia" High-Neck Floral Wedding Dress

“Lucia” high-neck column wedding dress with large-scale floral embroidery, beadwork, and an open scoop back, $1,695 by

"Aura" Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dress

“Aura” vintage-inspired wedding dress with layers of silk chiffon and beading and embroidery peeking from the softly draped bodice, $1,650 by Jenny by Jenny Yoo for

While tea-length dresses are on seemingly every list of vintage-inspired wedding dresses, you won't find any tea-length gowns in this bridal collection. For a 1950s feel without a tea-length wedding dress, look to fun styles in pastel blush tones like "Written in the Stars" featuring shimmering sequins and "Viv" with a gorgeous full skirt and subtle side cutouts. We also love the ruffles on "Greer" for an effortless vintage wedding dress feel. 

With so many vintage-inspired wedding dresses to choose from, some brides may go with gowns featuring details reminiscent of traditional lace with a modern twist, as well as classic materials like mikado, silk, and satin. For brides who want to pair the two, "Bradley" features a floral-embroidered bodice with an illusion off-the-shoulder neckline and a mikado skirt and "Zola" showcases botanical embroidery on the bodice and a bias-cut satin skirt. "Lita" offers a modern gown that truly looks like vintage wedding dresses with its gauzy layered coverlet with embroidery and beading over a silk charmeuse gown.

"Viv" Blush Wedding Dress

“Viv” blush wedding dress with tulle ball gown skirt, fitted V-neck bodice, and subtle side cutouts, $1,720 by Watters for

"Sylvie" Flower-Print Wedding Dress

“Sylvie” flower-print wedding dress in silk organza with an all-over print of large-scale florals on the bodice, long off-the-shoulder sleeves, and ball gown skirt, $2,000 by

"Zola" Wedding Dress by Jenny by Jenny Yoo

“Zola” vintage-inspired wedding dress with illusion bodice accented by botanical appliqués, a bias-cut satin skirt, and a sheer button back, $1,395 by Jenny by Jenny Yoo for

"Remington" Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dress

“Remington” vintage-inspired wedding dress with panels of Art Deco-inspired beading and lace appliqués, $1,200 by

"Cosette" Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dress

“Cosette” two-in-one wedding dress with vintage-inspired long-sleeve overlay in gossamer lace with pearly beadwork for the ceremony and an open-back champagne slip dress for dancing, $1,850 by Jenny by Jenny Yoo for

Though actual vintage wedding gown options may not have on-trend floral wedding details that today's brides want, many of the styles in the fall 2021 collection showcase floral wedding dress styles designed with vintage inspiration for exactly the look modern brides desire. "Elena" features an airy tulle skirt and floral appliqués on the bodice, "Lucia" showcases a high neck with large-scale floral embroidery throughout the column gown, "Sylvie" has off-the-shoulder sleeves and a bold floral print, and "Rowan" features colorful floral embroidery ideal for boho-chic weddings. 

A common misconception is that all vintage-inspired wedding dresses are from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and so on; however, many brides desiring a vintage wedding look will search for a wedding dress that's reminiscent of the 1990s – as 90s fashion is surging in popularity for weddings and beyond. For these brides, we love "Robyn" with its strappy open back, "Braylin" for its double straps and open back, and "Celeste" for a silk slip look with subtle beadwork and embroidery that has a vintage sheath silhouette.

"Braylin" 90s-Inspired Wedding Dress

“Braylin” 90s-inspired wedding dress with double straps, open back, and floral lace appliqués, $2,750 by Jenny Yoo Collection for

"Abigail" Keyhole-Back Wedding Dress

“Abigail” vintage-inspired wedding dress made from ivory satin with detailed beadwork accents, and button back, $2,900 by Catherine Deane for

"Rowan" Flower Embroidery Wedding Dress

“Rowan” bohemian wedding dress with colorful floral embroidery, delicate beading, and whimsical embroidered straps, $1,700 by

"Celeste" Slip Wedding Dress

“Celeste” silk slip wedding dress with delicate beadwork and embroidered details, barely-there straps, and plunging open back, $1,650 by Jenny Yoo Collection for

"Poppy" Bridal Jumpsuit & Overskirt

“Poppy” wedding jumpsuit and overskirt for two-in-one wedding ensemble with sweeping mikado skirt for the ceremony and a tailored crepe jumpsuit with square neckline and corset back for the reception, $800 by Sachin & Babi for

We also love when a wedding dress offers two looks in one, so brides can easily transition from the ceremony to the reception or after-party. While vintage wedding dresses can typically only offer this when they've been customized, the fall 2021 collection features a number of vintage-inspired wedding dresses that allow for a "second dress" look – without the second dress. 

For brides desiring this two-in-one wedding look, "Cosette" features a long-sleeve overlay in gossamer lace with pearly beadwork for the ceremony, which can be removed to reveal an open-back champagne slip dress for dancing, and "Poppy" for a modern bridal jumpsuit that's perfect for the reception and an overskirt ideal for the ceremony.

"Tory" Wedding Dress by Jenny by Jenny Yoo

“Tory” A-line wedding dress with bustier bodice featuring sweetheart neckline, swiss dot tulle, and a sweeping train, $1,250 by Jenny by Jenny Yoo for

"Lita" Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dress

“Lita” vintage-inspired wedding dress with gauzy layered coverlet atop silk charmeuse, plus a dusting of pearly beads, $2,200 by Catherine Deane for

"Marianna" Strapless Wedding Dress

“Marianna” vintage-inspired wedding dress with embroidery and beadwork on the strapless bodice and a silk chiffon skirt, $2,495 by Jenny Yoo Collection for

"Ryder" Off-Shoulder Wedding Dress

“Ryder” romantic wedding dress featuring shirred bodice with delicate lace inserts and draped off-the-shoulder sleeves, $1,278 by Wtoo by Watters for

"Greer" Wedding Dress by Marchesa Notte

“Greer” ruffle wedding dress with slim belt accents, narrow straps, and a V-neck silhouette, $1,195 by Marchesa Notte for

For more fashion tips, discover the answers to some frequently asked bridal questions, see vintage-inspired wedding dresses from designer Claire Pettibone, find out how Claire Pettibone customizes wedding dresses for two looks in one, and shop popular wedding shoes. Also, be sure to check out our extensive photo galleries, which feature images of the wedding dresses chosen by real brides.