Shop Rare and Ethereal Bridal Gowns & Dresses From Vintage Online Store Gossamer

Shop Rare and Ethereal Bridal Gowns & Dresses From Vintage Online Store Gossamer

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By Samantha Ann Francis on 18 May 2022
Senior Editor

If you’re a bride-to-be, chances are, you’ve probably got some idea of what your dream wedding dress looks like. But if popular bridal houses with their expensive couture gowns and trendy fashion labels with poofy ball gowns aren’t your thing, why not explore vintage options? Perfect for those eyeing a dreamy yet timeless look on their big day, US-based online store Gossamer offers a stunning collection of garments sourced from around the States. Plus, they ship internationally.

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The name itself references a gauze or silk fabric of the finest texture and this very aesthetic is what you’ll find in the vintage shop. Since 2013, the store has prided itself on finding ethereal pieces that date from the Victorian and Edwardian era to the 1980s and beyond. Chosen based on design, fabric, rarity, and lasting style, the pieces are all hand-washed and cleaned, with the exception of very delicate pieces. Worry not about purchasing spoilt pieces as major flaws are repaired, steamed for photos, before the items are packaged and sent to customers.

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Under the bridal section on the site, you’ll find an extensive selection of utterly dreamy designs. There are hand beaded silk gowns from the 1960s, reconstructed tulle gowns from the 1950s, and even embroidered organdy dresses with a sweetheart neckline.

If you’re lucky, you might even chance upon rare designer vintage pieces like a Naeem Khan silk beaded gown or a Giorgio Armani silk tiered dress at a steal. If something's out of your budget, there's always the option to rent.

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Even if you’re not a bride-to-be, the site also categorises its items according to the era they’re found in, so that you can discover unique pieces for casual or special occasions.

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Intimates and outerwear are also available, including dramatic robes lined with feathers and vintage corset tops. Meanwhile, cable knit sweaters and angora cardigans are also available to keep you warm in the office.

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Newly added is the decor section, which stocks rare antique items like velvet silk-lined ring boxes—great for creating retro wedding vibes; gold-toned hand mirrors, which make beautiful pieces for your dressing table; as well as silver-plated candelabras for your dining space.

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As each item is one-of-a-kind, they tend to sell out quickly. Consider following them on social media so that you won’t miss restocks!

Shop Gossamer here.

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