How did I just discover these vintage-y wedding dresses under $200!?

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[related-post]For those of you who are leaning towards the vintage-y/classic end of the wedding aesthetics spectrum (as opposed to the rainbow carnival freakout or zombie-chic), I've found some crazy gorgeous dresses for dirt cheap. Some of this stuff reminds me of BHLDN's styling, but without the $128 buckets and other overpriced pomp. These dresses are like vintage-tinged fever dreams that I want to crawl into and pretend I'm more understated and chic than I actually am. (We all know what end of the spectrum I'M on.)

And the prices? HOLY SHIT. Cute vintage-styled dresses under $300? And sweet-ass accessories like veils and headpieces under $50. Aww, yeah. Let's take a look:

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Comments on How did I just discover these vintage-y wedding dresses under $200!?

  1. You weren’t missing anything, the collection was just released this past week!

    • OH! Ok, whew. I was like Shit, man. I am really losing my mojo…

  2. The headpieces are BLOWING my mind. I wasn’t going to wear anything on my head, but the ones they have, (like pictured with the Addison Eve) are too spectacular to miss out on.

  3. I hate to do this, but: Butterflies don’t have mandibles. There is a family of moths with mandibles (the first time I collected one, I freaked out): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micropterigidae I prefer to think of mantids knitting me a dress with their raptorial forelegs! (I’m a bug geek, sorry >_<)

    The dresses are pretty, but I'm not getting married anytime soon, so I'll go back to lurking now.

    • I love that you are this much of a bug geek! I love bugs, but haven’t ever really had much opportunity to study them. We had an Entomology department at my university, but I never did take any classes from there (boo!)

  4. Okay, You Know You’re a Member of the OBE When…

    I wonder if the Audrey dress is dry clean only? Because polyester taffeta CAN be dyed… this dress would have a stunning afterlife as a sweet special occasion dress.

    • That’s a great question! I know there was also someone on Facebook who expressed concerns about the way the dress’s hem drooped down in the front (it that just the photo, or is that a pattern fail?), so it might be worth contacting Ruche to address all questions and concerns?

  5. OMGEEZIE!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU for posting about this site. Not only are the wedding dresses drool worthy but there other stuff is awesome and from what I can tell fairly inexpensive. Plus when I go looking for vintage inspired clothes they end up looking like something out of a John Waters film, which is fine for a few fun pieces but I was looking for a company like this that tones it down a notch. THANK YOOOOOOOU!!!!

  6. Oh, how I wish I had the opportunity to wear one of these in my future. I might just buy the camilla mae and wear it ANYHOW.

  7. this post makes me miss the “vintage snacks”
    and is a perfect example of why I love, love, LOVE this site! amazing content (I wouldn’t need to get married to wear the Nadine dress and the overlay is the perfect touch to it) AND even the commentary is AMAZING.
    now to check out Ruche and their lovely headwear…

      • We stopped getting compelling submissions. But don’t you fret: we’ve got one coming this week!

  8. Okay, where was this when I was getting married two years ago and sweated to death in my dress? Oh well, I’m passing this on to my friends who are engaged!

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