Bridesmaids

20 Bridesmaid Dresses Inspired by the Fabulous Fifties

Today’s post is definitely my favourite so far in this series of 1950s themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons! Because, after looking at the most perfect bridal hair accessories and delicious wedding cakes for a mid-century inspired wedding, today I’m turning our attention to the all important bridesmaids…..

20 1950s Bridesmaid Dresses

You want your girls to look and feel just as fabulous as you will on the day, and the fun, flirty feel (and super flattering fit) of 1950s inspired dresses means this is a look that they will love. Think short and tea length dresses, cinched in waists, full skirts and bateau or bardot necklines. Let the fabric you choose convey the style of your wedding…..

Fabulously Floral 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses

Choose floral fabrics for a Spring or Summer wedding with an extra hint of vintage and a relaxed feel…..

Floral 1950s Bridesmaid DressesPhotography Paula O’Hara via One Fab Day

Floral 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressVintage Garden Floral Dress – ASOS

Floral 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressSo Very Fauna You DressModcloth

Rose Print 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressRose Print Bandeau DressASOS

Floral 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressLuck Be a Lady DressModcloth

Floral 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressVintage Floral Bardot DressASOS

Yellow Rose Bridemaid DressYellow Rose Floral Dress – Ela Siromascenko

Floral 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressVintage Style Sun DressMolloy Co

Floral 1950s Bridesmaid DressesPhotos With Pop

 

Perfectly Preppy 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses

Or for a more formal affair think preppy, with stripes and polka dots in opulent satin or silk……

Preppy 1950s Bridesmaid DressesBridesmaid Dresses ~ Kate Spade, Photography ~ Kelly Dillon Photography via SMP

Preppy 1950s Inspired Bridesmaids DressStriped Satin Ballgown – Betsy & Adam

Preppy 1950s Inspired Bridesmaids DressDinner & Romancing DressModcloth

Preppy 1950s Inspired Bridesmaids DressBow Shoulder Dress – Alfred Sung

Preppy 1950s Inspired Bridesmaids DressLuck Be A LadyModcloth

Preppy 1950s Inspired Bridesmaids DressCap Sleeve Floor Length Dress – Alfred Sung

Preppy 1950s Inspired Bridesmaids DressEmbellished Metallic GownAiden Mattox

Preppy 1950s Inspired BridesmaidsBridesmaids Dresses ~ Alfred Sung, Photography by Red Boat Photography via Classic Bride

 

Elegant and Chic 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses

Or to add a hefty splash of romance to your celebration with layers of tulle or some delicate lace!…..

Classic Elegant 1950s Inspired BridesmaidsMichael And Carina Photography via SMP

Classic Elegant 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressLace Midi DressASOS

Classic Elegant 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses1950s Style Sun DressXtabay Vintage

Classic Elegant 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressPremium Netted DressASOS

Classic Elegant 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressExquisite Elegance Dress – Modcloth

Classic Elegant 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressBlush Lace Crop Skirt & Midi SkirtASOS

Classic Elegant 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressLeft in a Spin DressModcloth

Classic Elegant 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid DressLace Fit & Flare DressMonique Lhuillier

Classic Elegant 1950s Inspired BridesmaidsCoralie Beatrix

Aren’t they lovely?? How could any bridesmaid walk down the aisle with anything but a smile on her face in one of these?! If you love this style as much as I do, why not linger here on Chic Vintage Brides a little longer and take a look at some real brides and their 1950s inspired weddings? Such as this Woodland delight had a high tea reception and this sweet intimate celebration. And for even more ideas, take a peek at this charming 1950s inspired shoot in lavender!

Don’t forget if the fifties just aren’t your style, do take a peek back at the last series. It was packed full of Art Deco styling that would have made Mr Gatsby himself jealous! And in just a few more weeks I’ll be moving on to the next era….. now do we go Edwarian, 1940s, or 1960s? What do you think?

Amy

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