Vintage Vortex, a store on Etsy, deals in jaw-dropping gorgeous vintage prom & bridal dresses. We’re talking the full crinoline era! Caryl Young is the woman behind the shop with an eye for beauty, and has sourced some of the most out of this world stunning dresses! Based in Toronto, Canada, she has had a life long passion for vintage. After the realisation that her bulging closets were getting out of hand, she decided to turn this passion into a business and started selling her items locally and via high end vintage shops.

This lovely strapless 1950’s party/prom dress is a confection of soft baby pink lace and tulle. The strapless form fitting lace wrapped (boned) bodice with pleated tulle at the bustline, the wide waistband to accentuate a narrow waist (insert wistful sigh here for the lost waistline of my youth), and the incredibly full skirt with cascading tiers of tulle and lace.

Tulle lace

This is a sundress in a vibrant polished cotton floral print.  The watercolor-like florals in  baby pink, lilac, dusty rose, lemon and olive green bloom on a white background. This dress would be perfect to wear to a garden wedding.

Floral cotton

Rows upon rows of turquoise and silver metallic tulle and lace grace this gorgeous prom dress. The strapless, alluring sweetheart neckline and very full skirt is sure to turn heads.

blue silver tulle

An exquisite 1950’s party dress in a turquoise and emerald green floral print chiffon. The barely there spaghetti straps, flattering shirred neckline, vertically ruched chiffon bodice, with horizontally ruched cummerbund to accentuate a tiny waist, and the fabulous twirling full skirt all sure to emphasize a woman’s curves. There are three layers to the skirt – an underlayer of ivory satin acetate decorated in an exquisite floral print, a middle layer white tulle to give the skirt extra body, topped with a floating overlayer of chiffon in a matching floral print.

turquoise dress

A romantic  chiffon confection in gorgeous shade of coral pink.  It has a bust enhancing ruched (boned) bodice, sexy cap sleeves sitting just off the shoulders narrow draped bodice, designed to enhance the bust. There are three layers to the skirt – a matching coral satin underlayer, a middle single layer of coral tulle, topped with a floating overlayer of chiffon.

salmon pink ruched

All I can say is drool, drool, drool…