The retro bride is all about creating a wedding that's full of details from the by-gone days. She loves polka dot prints, cream soda on a summer's day, and a well-done beehive. She's also over the moon for the soft and delicate femininity of the 50's, the tea length skirts edged in lace, and the sweet, white gloves that are the perfect accessory to wear to a spring garden party.
If you dream of a retro wedding and can't wait to slip into a vintage-inspired wedding dress, you'll want to find complimenting bridesmaid dresses that radiate the same retro style you're going for.
Here we have some of our favorite retro bridesmaid dresses that can be worn as is or customized to suit the exact style you and your bridesmaids are going for.
What to Look for in a Retro Bridesmaid Dress
The retro look is short and sweet, so look for dresses that hit just below or at the knee. Bardot and boat necklines, cinched waists, and full skirts are also details to look for when shopping for a retro bridesmaid dress.
Romantic, feminine, retro! This blush pink strapless bridesmaid dress is fun and flirty with a hint of romantic satin and lace. Accessorize it with pearls for a classic retro look.
The boat neck and cinched waist make this bridesmaid dress the epitome of retro. The powder blue color gives it a pop, but not so much that it can't be worn to a more modest wedding.
Gray couldn't be more gorgeous! This retro bridesmaid dress combines the versatility of gray with a sweet bow sash, whimsical lace, and a full skirt.
Sugar, spice, and everything nice, this short bridesmaid dress in petal pink features an illusion neckline, cap sleeves, and a sash that drapes delicately down the back.
This blue bridesmaid dress may be retro inspired, but it also features a ruffled bodice, which is totally 2017. So you get the best of both worlds!
Now that you have an idea of what to look for in a retro bridesmaid dress (short length, cinched waists, boat neck, cap sleeves, sweetheart lines), complete the look with classic pearls or vintage-inspired jewelry, tea gloves with a polka dot pattern and laced edges, and pulled back/traditional up dos.
Visit ieie Bridal to find all of the designs you see here, plus many more styles that are perfect for your retro wedding!