Photograph by Charles Steck
PollySue’s Vintage in Takoma Park contains a small offering of affordable wedding gowns from the ’30s through the ’80s with an eye toward timeless elegance. The delight in this collection is in the ability to try on gowns—an extravagance when it comes to vintage formalwear. To be clear, wedding apparel is a small allocation of PollySue’s offerings. A recent trip to the store revealed only half a rack of options. Vintage sizing can cut down the selection even further, but if you’re a bold bride-to-be, you may consider another garment entirely such as a cocktail dress or a pantsuit. You may have to be patient. The stars may have to align just so for your vintage dreams to come true. But PollySue’s is worth pursuing, because you might walk away with the dress of your dreams.