This week's wedding dress of the week is this gorgeous creation from Justin Alexander entitled '8465'.

Really it should be called something like 'Audrey'. It's a 50's inspired modern classic. An icon.

I first laid eyes on this tea length beauty a couple of years ago when I was planning my own wedding and 8465 made me question the whole demure, slim fitting vintage lace, cap sleeved bridal look I was going for.

I fell head over heels for it's retro fabulous charm and was even tempted to purchase it as a reception dress!

8465 comes in two colours, Natural/Coffee and Natural/Ivory. (Natural Coffee is shown below.)

short Justin Alexander wedding dress 8465

close up of lace bodice on justin alexander wedding dress

Why I adore 8465 by Justin Alexander... it's retro, fun and flirty with some seriously intricate lace detailing on the bodice and a thick, silk sash to cinch in that waist. The resulting bow at the back is about as sweet as they come.

Perfect for… twirling in and showing off a pretty pair of shoes!

Team it with… lace gloves, a big, Bardot inspired bouffant hair do and a blusher veil.

justin alexander wedding dress, peach bouquet and gloves

bride twirling in short prom style wedding dress by Justin Alexander
justin alexander wedding dress and blue bridesmaids dresses

brides in Justin Alexander short wedding dress

glamourous bride in Justin Alexander wedding dress

1 & 2 Michele M. Waite via Ruffled | 3 & 5 Miranda Laine Photography via Style Me Pretty |4. Matt Miller of Our Labor of Love via Ruffled | 5. Michelle Sullivan Photography via Style Me Pretty

And now for a real Bridal Musing's bride (from one of my favourite weddings from 2011). The beautiful Lauren knows how to work sweet vintage style to perfection. Let's take notes...

bride wearing short justin alexander dress

bride wearing short justin alexander dress 2

short justin alexander dress on Bridal Musings

justin alexander dress and colourful bridesmaids

Brooke Courtney Photography via Bridal Musings ~ see the rest of this colourful, vintage chic wedding in NYC.

So there you have it. Another week, another dress I wish I'd worn on my big day.

Are you a fan of 8465? If so you should check out this tea length tulle number too.

~ See my previous picks for Wedding Dress of The Week ~

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