Find the Downton Abbey dress of your vintage wedding dreams

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Downton Abbey Vintage Style Wedding Dress in Ruby by Nataya

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Our sponsor The Wardrobe Shop carries vintage-style wedding dresses inspired by Titanic-era fashions, Downton Abbey, as well as Old Hollywood silent movie star fashions.

If you're looking for a Downton Abbey dress to wear for or to a wedding, then blimey, you've come to the right place. All of these dresses range from small to plus-sizes, and come in all kinds of color combos.

Now, let's dress for dinner and find the Downton Abbey dress that'll make you clutch your pearls with joy…

[Be sure to click on the any dress style that you want to learn more about!]

Titanic Tea Party Dress (shown in Ivory)
Titanic Tea Party Dress (shown in Ivory)
Downton Abbey Tea Party Gown (shown in Ruby)
Downton Abbey Tea Party Gown (shown in Ruby)
Vintage Titanic Tea Party Dress (shown in Quartz)
Vintage Titanic Tea Party Dress (shown in Quartz)
Vintage Titanic Tea Party Dress (shown in Sapphire)
Vintage Titanic Tea Party Dress (shown in Sapphire)
Great Gatsby Party Dress (shown in Ivory)
Great Gatsby Party Dress (shown in Ivory)
Downton Abbey Tea Party Gown (shown in Black Coco)
Downton Abbey Tea Party Gown (shown in Black Coco)
New Vintage Titanic Tea Party Dress (shown in Sage)
New Vintage Titanic Tea Party Dress (shown in Sage)
New Vintage Titanic Tea Party Dress (shown in Black Coco)
New Vintage Titanic Tea Party Dress (shown in Black Coco)
Downton Abbey Tea Party Gown (shown in Antique Silver)
Downton Abbey Tea Party Gown (shown in Antique Silver)
Downton Abbey Tea Party Gown (shown in Sunrise)
Downton Abbey Tea Party Gown (shown in Sunrise)

In addition to being gorgeously period-appropriate for the bride, these could easily translate into wedding party wear, mother of the bride wear, and of course, wedding guest wear. Any of your vintage-loving dress-wearers are going to flip when they see these. Can you imagine the Downton-themed bridesmaids?

Okay, so the dresses I've shown in this post are just a tiny sneak peak into the incredible collection of vintage-styles at The Wardrobe Shop. Seriously, go find the particular Downton Abbey dress that'll make you a bit squiffy!

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  1. I so want to find a dress that doesn't look awful on me. It's my second wedding, I'm 40, overweight, and not an attractive person. I look at pretty dresses and cry because I know ill just make em all look awful.

    • Oh, Syd. My heart breaks to read that. I'm sorry you are feeling down in the dumps, & let me tell ya', if I had to get hitched tomorrow, I'd feel the same way – I'm well past the first blush of youth, & carrying too much extra weight, too. (Plus I was never small to begin with). You know your Intended loves the every-lovin' bejesus out of you, right? Swoons to think of you – is attracted to you, is excited by you, the works…right? And you feel the same about them, or you wouldn't be marrying them!! Consider having something made – it's the best way to get the look you want. It's often not more than buying something off the rack. Everyone has at least 1 good feature – for me, it was my shoulders, so when I had my wedding dress made, we high-lighted that with an off-the shoulder cut & lower neckline, made a higher waist, and I had sleeves of layers of sheer fabric – which looked float-y & pretty, & hid the wobbles. My only other advice might be – go for high quality fabric, like silk, and keep details to a minimum – think 'tailoring' not "gobs of ruffles" – and use accessories as your eye-catchers. Kick-ass shoes, a glittery pair of earrings, and/or a bag or bouquet that draw gasps. Plus, P.S. I think these Downton-style dresses were MADE for us older dames – I mean, vintage looks sharp as hell when you're a bit more life-experienced – and more like playing dress up (sometimes!) on the super young.

      • I know these lovely dresses will look awful on me, even though I love them!
        I'm leaning towards a cream ramones t shirt, some kick ass boots, and a facinator. I guess at least I won't look stupid. My kiddos are up for a ramones theme, and my sweetheart will be happy he doesn't have to wear a suit.
        My beloved has been very unwell, and I just wanted so much to wow him. I never dress up, I never look put together or chic…more dog hair and muddy boots.
        I'm trying to live on a lettuce leaf and a prayer see if I can drop a bit of weight, but with the best will and crash diet in the world, I won t look great in a dainty dress, and just haven't got the confidence to pull off a corset and flowing skirt number.
        Thanks Toad, it meant so much that you would reply!

    • I LOOOOVE the Ramones T-shirt & jeans idea! With cool boots etc it sounds like you'll look fierce & edgy! Wear what you love best!! (PS We just went to an outdoor wedding, which, because it has been 40C (over 80F) & muggy here, was, frankly, awful. I have a light cotton dress I could've worn with wedge heels, & at the last minute I said screw it, & wore a short sleeved black cotton shirt, black capris and my sparkly black Converse. And I wasn't under-dressed, at all. ­čśë ). Hope your day is awesome, & your sugar-pie is feeling better by then.

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