Vintage-Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses for Wedding Season | Retro Stage
cart Bag 0
Shopping Bag:

Vintage-Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses for Wedding Season

/ Post by Nina Zhao

With warm temperatures setting in as we head into May, it’s clear that spring is in full effect, and that means it’s officially wedding season! Now’s the time when retro fashion lovers have a chance to shine, not just as brides but as bridesmaids, too. Incorporating a wedding’s theme into the decor or the happy couple’s clothing is one thing, but dressing the bridal party to match is the cherry on top that brings the whole event together. In some cases, bridesmaids are free to choose their own dresses as long as they meet certain requirements, like color and length; in others, the bride herself might hand-pick one dress for the whole bridal party to wear. Whatever the case, we’ve compiled some gorgeous vintage-inspired pieces that could serve as bridesmaid dresses at just about any wedding. Let’s take a look!


Pale Pink 1950s Solid Lace Patchwork Dress

Sweet, youthful, and deceptively simple, this dress is a great fit for outdoor garden weddings. The classic combination of pink and white is taken to the next level with contrasting textures and intriguing design details, most notably the ruched V-neckline and the bow-accented belt. The floral lace overskirt adds dimension and ties the whole garment together for a clean, ultra-feminine look.

1960s Lace Button Solid Pencil Dress

This unique piece perfectly balances sophistication and softness with its high-waisted skirt and delicate lace bodice with button detailing. You don’t see a lot of bridesmaids wearing pencil dresses these days, so if you want your wedding to really capture that vintage feel, this is an excellent choice. The rich blue tones of the fabrics complement a wide variety of skin tones, so the whole bridal party is sure to look amazing.

Pink 1950s Floral Lace Swing Dress

This dress ticks all the boxes with its floral lace bodice, flowy chiffon skirt, and ladylike pink coloring, but it doesn’t just stop there. The addition of a high-cut illusion halter neckline and subtle back keyhole elevates the look to something truly special that stands out from other typical bridesmaid dresses. This piece can be accessorized in a variety of ways to meet different needs, whether the goal is amping up the vintage flair or keeping things subtle so as not to outshine the bride.

Pink 1950s Star Sequin Lace Swing Dress

A slightly unconventional take on the standard poofy pink bridesmaid dress, this piece sets itself apart with its standout star-shaped sequins. The eye-catching astral motif is complemented with delicate flutter sleeves, a plunging wrap neckline, and horizontal ruching at the back of the bodice. Topping off the look is a wide belt that sits under the bust to define the figure and create visual contrast.

Black 1920s One-Shoulder Caped Sequined Dress

Whoever said black is only for funerals? Anyone who appreciates gothic beauty will adore this gorgeous asymmetrical gown with its one-shoulder design and cheeky side slit. Although it might seem gloomy to the untrained eye due to the color, the sequined overlay and elegant chiffon cape bring elements of glamor and sophistication to the piece, making it perfectly appropriate for a classy wedding with a darker color scheme.

1920s Champagne Sequin Side Slit Dress

If your idea of a wedding is the height of luxury, this dress has everything you need. Its sleek, simple construction allows every element to shine, from the sequined fabric to the sensual side slit and opulent lantern sleeves. Even better, the champagne coloring is adaptable to a wide range of palettes and themes, so there’s no risk of your bridesmaids looking out of place.

1920s Solid Sweetheart Neckline Embroidered Long Dress

Those who dream of a fairytale wedding probably imagine their bridesmaids in something like this. With its cascading layers of orchid-colored fabric, flutter sleeves, and intricate floral embroidery, this dress has an ethereal quality to it that will coordinate beautifully with bridal gowns that incorporate lace or botanical motifs. If you’re planning a mystical forest wedding, this dress will definitely bring the magic you’re looking for.

1960s Drawstring Spaghetti Strap Pencil Dress

Simplistic at first glance yet full of personality, this fun asymmetrical piece is made of lightweight pink satin that drapes gently across the body from an adjustable drawstring at the side. The delicate design of this dress makes it perfectly suited for a destination wedding on the beach, keeping bridesmaids comfortable while still looking chic behind the altar. The wind softly blowing across the sand will set the scene perfectly, with the bridal party’s skirts flowing in the breeze as they watch the bride and groom exchange their vows.

1950s Blue Solid Mesh Sleeveless Dress

A bold choice for a bold wedding! This piece comes in a rich cornflower blue and boasts a corset-boned bodice, a Queen Anne neckline, and a tiered skirt with tulle overlay. The finishing touches on this dress are the rosette accents at the shoulders and the larger tulle rose that sits ever so slightly off-center in the back. If your wedding is going to showcase lots of personality, this is a great option for the bridal party.

1920s Strapless Sequin Bridesmaid Dress

Fans of Old Hollywood will go gaga over this sultry little number. Draped and gathered to perfection and sequined from top to bottom, the passionate red hue of this strapless gown represents the very essence of romance. That being said, depending on the overall aesthetic of the wedding, the bride might find this a bit too sensual for her liking, so be sure to check with her first to avoid stepping on any toes on the big day.


Vintage-inspired weddings come in all shapes and sizes, but thankfully, Retro Stage has something for everybody. Whether everyone matches to a T or each person chooses their own dress, you can rest assured that your whole bridal party will look beautiful, cohesive, and on-theme. If you don’t see something you absolutely love on this list, we invite you to check out the rest of the Retro Stage catalog to find what really speaks to you.

We’d like to give all retro fashion lovers, from blushing brides to proud maids of honor, our best wishes as we head into this year’s wedding season. We hope you all have a wonderful time dancing the night away at the reception!