1950s Wedding Dresses 
Bring a Touch of Vintage Glamour to Contemporary Bridal Fashion

A fabulous 1950’s inspired wedding dress is a fashion forward choice that will make your big day a memorable occasion like no other.  The era was a celebration of post war frivolities which saw dresses become shorter, bolder and racier than ever.

Inspired by 1950’s style icons such as Marliyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, the simple styles feature tight bodices and full skirts that are designed to enhance the sensual nature of feminine curves.

The sexy cuts are wonderfully flirty and are guaranteed to have any groom stunned in awe from the altar.

Tea length dresses with fitted waists and voluminous skirts that sit just below the knee or above the calf are a style that encompasses the carefree, adventurous and feminine feel of 1950’s fashion.

Laced backs were also hugely popular, this is a bold and daring style that embraces the newly discovered female empowerment.

Wedding dresses were usually made from silk, further reminiscent of the post war luxuries that society was enjoying.  

If you want to incorporate some extra excitement into your look then ruching detail, tulle trimmed skirts, lace petticoats and sassy waist bows are also characteristic of 1950’s bridal styles.

If you’re at one with your inner feminist or are an older, more modest bride then a gorgeous tailored coat dress or trouser suit combo in a sumptuous silk or satin material is the perfect option. 

Can I Rock The 1950’s Bridal Look?

The trademark 1950’s tea length bridal dress is versatile enough to look incredible on brides of all shapes, sizes and ages! You can tailor necklines to suit your body shape and channel Marilyn’s classic halter straps, Audrey’s elegant boat neck style, Brigitte’s sultry off the shoulder look or the beloved prom dress sweetheart cut.

The shorter, more revealing styles make 1950’s gowns more suited to warmer climates however a pair of sheer stockings, kitten heels and a warm bolero jacket or tailored matching coat mean the style can be adapted to rain or shine. Garden weddings under vintage marquees are a great way to channel 50’s fun and a dance floor is an absolute essential if you want your reception guests to rock ‘n’ roll the night away.

If you’re a fun loving and sassy woman getting married then a return to 1950’s bridal glamour is the perfect way to embrace your inner vintage vixen! 

What Accessories Go With 1950’s Frocks?

The most popular 1950’s wedding dresses are above the knee which gives you a wonderful opportunity to show off a pair of show stopping peep toe heels that embody that classic 1950’s style.

Retro jewellery completes the look and can be teamed with shorter length veils or birdcage fascinators that will add a glamorous touch of 1950’s mystique.

Brides often accessorised their dresses with small shrugs or cute bolero jackets so if you love the knee length look but prefer a little more shoulder coverage then 1950’s is the era for you! For a full on dose of 1950’s chic you can accessorise with long satin gloves, striking red lips and a beautiful hand-held bouquet.

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