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April 3, 2020

44 Cool Pics That Defined Wedding Dress Styles in the 1950s

Coming out of the 1940s, women were looking too high fashion designers and their Hollywood models for fashion inspiration. The 1950s vintage wedding dress was no different.

Brides-to-be flocked to bridal salons inside department stores where they viewed the latest runway wedding gowns, veils, and flowers as well dedicated areas for menswear, housewares, and bridesmaid dresses. The whole day long event set the tone that weddings were a high fashion affair.

Brides were encouraged to dress like the Hollywood stars in the most expensive gown they could afford. Thanks to manufacturing improvements, wedding dresses were now being offered “off the rack” with cheaper synthetic materials that looked as expensive as the real thing.

Take a look at these cool pics to see what brides looked like in the 1950s.


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