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May 31, 2023

35 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Weddings in the 1900s and 1910s

In the 1900s, the wedding gown style focused on a full and modest shape, with an S-shaped corset complete with ruffled blouse and large sleeves. The waist line sat a little higher than the actual waist, and high- necked collars, as well as tapered wrist cuffs, were fashionable. Brides could expect to wear long gloves, veiled hats, and long trains. Bouquets were large and over the top, while the makeup was just the opposite—the 1900s bride’s goal was to appear as natural as possible.

The 1910s saw an introduction of a more flowing and less structured dress silhouette, phasing out the large sleeves and voluminous ruffles of the 1900s. Some historians speculate that the dresses became looser in the skirt to allow for dancing at receptions, as it became increasing popular in this decade. The dresses were high-waisted empire lines, with sleeves worn to the elbow. To make up for the loss of the ruffle ornamentation, brides often wore dresses with intricate lace designs. Cap-style veils were common in this era, as were smaller bouquets.

Take a look at these wonderful photos from Gail Durbin to see what weddings looked like in the 1900s and 1910s.

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