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November 11, 2023

35 Beautiful Photos Show Wedding Styles of Couples in the 1940s

The 1940s was a decade defined by the impact of World War II on every aspect of daily life, including how people celebrated their weddings. With a backdrop of war, uncertainty, and rations, weddings during this era had a unique charm that showcased the resilience and adaptability of couples in love.

Bridal wear in the 1940s was a reflection of the war with the attire that was available being limited by rationing. For this reason, many brides in the early 1940s ended up wearing practical dresses. Clothing was typical civilian wear, so women often borrowed dresses from others or wore their best dress. They would “mend or make do” with whatever was available.

Servicemen wore uniforms both during and after the war as it was possibly the best clothing they owned.

Take a look at these beautiful photos to see what couples wore on their wedding days during the 1940s.


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