Vintage Bridal Dresses, Accessories and Decor

On Etsy since 2009


Vintage Bridal Dresses, Accessories and Decor

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Last updated on Aug 8, 2020

Welcome to my shop! I'm currently not taking appointments. Oakland Ca.



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About VintageBridalDesigns

Sales 49
On Etsy since 2009

My inspiration and my passion is working with original vintage wedding gowns.

A number of things aligned to complete the picture of what is Recapture Vintage Bridal Designs: My passion for vintage lace and textiles and the desire to work with recycled materials was the background for creating my own wedding dress. After that, I saw a need for a one stop shop for all vintage bridal gowns and accessories to make vintage shopping that much easier for brides to be. I have a brick and mortar shop in Oakland Ca. to help brides find and restyle their vintage bridal gown.

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  • Robin Densten

    Owner, Maker, Designer

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Last updated on October 13, 2017

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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Being vintage and previously worn a certain amount of wear might be in evidence. I will make you aware of any imperfections, and anything noticeable will include a photo. The item will be priced accordingly. Before leaving negative feedback, please get in touch with me on the off-chance that I have missed a major flaw. Communication concerning fit and condition are strongly encouraged before you place an order to insure complete satisfaction as I do not accept returns. Please see "additional information" for measuring and sizing info and guidelines, to be sure your garment fits before you order.
Recapture accepts PayPal only. All payments are expected upon purchase
I ship once a week after receiving payment.
Additional policies and FAQs
Additional Policies and FAQs

A few points about sizing...


LENGTH: The back of the neck to bottom of hem
BUST: Armpit to Armpit x 2
WAIST: Sideseam to Sideseam at the waist or an estim. x 2
HIP: Sideseam to sideseam at the hip (usually fullest
part of the garment x 2)
SLEEVE: Shoulder seam to bottom of sleeve
SHOULDER: from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
By nature vintage fabrics are old and don't have much give.
Many vintage garments are made for a specific body type. Please be sure to allow an extra inch for your garment to be comfortable as you do not want to put too much stress on the fabric. You need a little room to move :)

It's a good idea to compare the item to the measurements of something you already own that has a similar cut and fabric and fits you well.

I've learned that the best way to get the most accurate measurement is to measure the INSIDE sole of the shoe.
Length: Inside from tip of toe to very back of heel
WIDTH: refers to the widest INSIDE measurement.

Common terms used to describe the condition of vintage garments:
NEW: Tags still on, never worn
MINT: no noticeable flaws, rarely worn
EXCELLENT: may shows a small amount of wear, and have an insignificant flaw that will be described in the listing. Will not be obvious when worn
VERY GOOD: Shows some noticeable wear, the grooviness of the piece makes for a desireable item, and it still has lots of wear left.
If you have any questions at all, please convo me, I'm always happy to hear from you and will get back to you promptly.