Sunday, September 27, 2009

1950 Vintage Wedding

The 1950's wedding brought elegance, dignity, elaborate church weddings and very formal attire for wedding parties. The 1950's ushered a new style in bridal wear. Introduced by Dior, dresses with full skirts and a pinched waist which created an hourglass shape were popular. This effect was further emphasized with crinolines and hoop skirts.

As is the case today, Hollywood influenced fashion as a whole including bridal fashion. The wedding dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor in the popular 1950's film "Father of the Bride, starring Spencer Tracey and Elizabeth Taylor, became one of the most popular styles during that era. Taylor wore a similar wedding dress in her first wedding in May 1950 to Conrad "Nicky" Hilton, Jr. (and possibly at her next three weddings all in the 1950's). Jacqueline Bouvier also wore a similar look on her wedding day when she married John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Septemeber 1953.

On my stroll through Vintage ETSY, I came across a shop with dresses inspired by this era. Timeless Vixen Vintage has an amazing array of vintage fashions. They have amassed an exquisite collection and offer these uncommon rare pieces for your wardrobe. Timeless Vixen Vintage strives to accommodate the best of every decade and posts new arrivals weekly!including lots of 1950's inspired gowns. I really wished that I had the pleasure of helping to plan a 1950's inspired wedding or even attend one so that I could wear one of these fabulous creations.

I have to highlight my favorite dress on this site because it falls into two categories for me Unique and gorgeous. For the non-traditional bride this would be a great 1950's inspired wedding gown, and for less than $1000 it is a great find.

1950's Vintage Ceil Chapman Couture Strapless Steel-Blue Beaded Sequin and Rhinestone Tulle Circle-Skirt Princess Wedding Party Gown Dress

Here is another dress for a more classic 1950's inspired wedding gown.

1950's "Emma Domb" Original California Designer-Couture Label
*Exquisite Ivory-White Sheer Chantilly-Lace and Shimmer-Taffeta
*Seductive Shelf-Bust Plunge Cap-Sleeve Nipped-Waist Bodice
*Dramatic Full-Length Bow-Trimmed Pinwheel Backside-Train

For one of the many pre-wedding parties that you will attend you may want to consider the dress below. This is my second favorite, for the color inspiration.

1950's Vintage Ceil Chapman Designer-Couture Mocha Silk-Taffeta Seductive Ruffle-Tulle Ruched Shelf-Bust Plunge Bombshell Circle-Skirt Autumn Wedding Party Cocktail Formal Gown Dress


1950's Vintage Sophisticated-Miss Couture Heavily-Pleated Black Silk-Chiffon Shelf-Bust Plunge Sequin-Lace Illusion Circle-Skirt Wedding Party Cocktail Dress

There are too many beautiful dresses to highlight here, so stop by Timeless Vixen Vintage and take a look through their collection.

Be Inspired by 1950's style!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  2. Great ideas! I really appreciate those vintage and classy dresses. Looking forward for of your blogs. A vintage themed wedding stationary looks great.

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  4. These vintage wedding outfits look absolutely stunning. I am a vintage lover too and last year had a vintage wedding party at local Malibu wedding venues. From wedding d├ęcor to guest dress code everything was vintage and it looked awesome!



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