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20 Chic 1950s Inspired Wedding Dresses

As we’re approaching the end of this series of 1950s themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons, I thought it was about time we focused on the most important detail of any wedding, 1950s inspired or otherwise. I am of course talking THE dress! And with many of the fashion details so popular back then on trend again, you lucky brides looking to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn or Elizabeth Taylor are positively spoiled for choice when it comes to your dress! Here are just a few of my favourites from the 2016 collections…..

20 Chic 1950s Inspired Wedding Dresses

Charm in tea-length……

The epitome of mid-century glamour and elegance, Tea Length wedding dress are perfect for the 1950s loving bride. With petticoats of tulle they create a stunning, waist-cinching silhouette, as well as a sweet and fun bridal look. Being a little more informal than the floor length alternative they suit a more relaxed and even rustic wedding, but with the right accessories they can also look suitably sophisticated for a city hall wedding, and just as lovely for a vintage infused classic wedding!

Vintage Wedding Dress - Justin Alexander Signature tea length wedding dresses style 9800 9800 – Justin Alexander

Vintage Wedding Dress - Yolan Cris Tea Length DeliciasDeliciasYolan Cris

Vintage Wedding Dress - Ellis Bridals Tea Length Wedding DressStyle 11317Ellis Bridal

Vintage Wedding Dress - Modern Trousseau Tea Length Wedding Dress ScottieScottie – Modern Trousseau

Vintage Wedding Dress - Randi Rahm Tea Length Wedding DressesSpring 2016 Randi Rahm

Vintage Wedding Dress - Moonlight Bridal Blush Tea Length Wedding DressStyle T728 Moonlight Bridal

Vintage Wedding Dress - Matthew Christopher Tea Length Wedding DressWisteriaMatthew Christopher

Vintage Wedding Dress - Yolan Cris Tea Length Begur Wedding DressBegurYolan Cris

Vintage Wedding Dress - Justin Alexander Tea Length Lace Sleeve Wedding DressJustin Alexander

Or go floor length and fabulous…..

You don’t have to go tea length for a 1950s feel to your look though. For something a little more formal and fitting for the cooler months, channel your inner Jaqueline Bouvier and Elizabeth Taylor and choose a floor length gown. To give it the unmistakable glamour and elegance of the 1950s just make sure it is princess or ballgown style, which means a structured bodice, nipped in waist and full skirt! Add a hint more vintage to your look with design details from the era such as sweetheart or bateau necklines, broderie anglaise, bows and ditsy florals; or give your look a modern edge with off shoulder sleeves, plunging necklines and floral prints…..

Broderie Anglaise Wedding Dress - Mia Mia Iris Wedding DressIrisMia Mia

Vintage Wedding Dress - Matthew Christopher Shelby Wedding DressShelby – Matthew Christopher

Vintage Wedding Dress - Pronovias Tresol Wedding DressTresolPronovias

Vintage Wedding Dress - Oscar De La Renta Wedding DressEllaOscar de la Renta

Vintage Wedding Dress - Sareh Nouri Yasmine Wedding DressYasmine – Sareh Nouri

Vintage Wedding Dress - Reem Acra Wedding DressReem Acra

Vintage Wedding Dress - Romona Keveza Floral Wedding DressRK6407 – Romona Keveza

Vintage Wedding Dress - Yolan Cris Llunas Wedding DressLlunasYolan Cris

Vintage Wedding Dress - 11424 Ellis Bridals Long Sleeve Wedding Dress11424Ellis Bridal

Vintage Wedding Dress - Pronovias Off Shoulder Wedding Dress PleasantPleasantPronovias

Aren’t they all just lovely??? Hinting at vintage but with a distinctly modern edge. Of course if you’re looking for something a little more authentic, then you should go and see the lovely ladies over at Mill Crest Vintage – they have the biggest and most beautiful collection of authentic vintage wedding (and bridesmaid!) dresses I have ever laid my eyes on. In fact I shared a few of my faves from their 1950s collection a couple of weeks ago, which you can see here if you missed it.

And if you have love the 1950s, you might want to take a look at some of the others in this mid-century inspired series. So far we have looked at the most perfect bridal hair accessories, delightful wedding cakesfabulous bridesmaid dressesbeautiful bouquets and stylish looks for Grooms – almost everything you could possibly need for a 1950s inspired wedding! Next week is the grand finale and we’re looking at those all important finishing touches and details.