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Rock the Frock With 50s Style Wedding Dresses

Updated on August 29, 2016
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Vintage Weding Dresses from The Frock

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Vintage Wedding Dresses

Wedding Dresses are usually a once in a lifetime purchase, so it is not a surprise that the hunt for the perfect wedding dress might take months and even years for some brides. The idea is to look your best on your special day, to be unique and remembered for years to come for how beautiful and unique you looked on your wedding day.

An option to follow if you are after a unique wedding gown is to buy a vintage wedding dress. Vintage clothing has become very fashionable in the past few years and one of the great advantages of buying vintage clothing is that you can choose an era that suits and complements your body shape, enhancing all your best attributes.

One of my favourite fashion eras is the 50s, not only for the richness of its designs but also because it is the fashion era that best dressed the hour-glass shaped woman. Unlike other fashion eras, the 50s emphasized a woman’s curves in a very elegant way. The fifties were a very smart era; women were well groomed and tailored to look like their favourite Hollywood stars. Feminine dresses were a must and the “lady-like” look was generalized. There was a wide choice between full skirts, A-line and pencil skirt cuts; all of them enhancing a woman’s curves.

Vintage Wedding Dress from Candy Anthony

image: Zsa-Zsa gown in oyster Duchess satin and tulle, with a graceful line of the bodice and a billowing skirt. Nipped-in at the waist with a strawberry silk sash.  Price from 995.
image: Zsa-Zsa gown in oyster Duchess satin and tulle, with a graceful line of the bodice and a billowing skirt. Nipped-in at the waist with a strawberry silk sash. Price from 995. | Source

50s Style Wedding Dresses


The Fifties have some of the most romantic wedding dresses in fashion history. Whether they feature full skirts, wide collars or strapless cuts, 50s style dresses are very delicate, demure and elegant.


Finding a vintage wedding dress is not an easy task: There are few places where you can find vintage 50s style wedding dresses. Markets and vintage fairs are one of the most obvious places to start looking for a vintage wedding dress. If you are keen on buying your wedding dress online, ebay is one of the most obvious places for finding an original vintage wedding dress. It will take time to find what you are looking for but you might be pleasantly surprised.


Original 50s Wedding Dresses

Fifties style wedding dresses

If you are looking for original vintage 50s style wedding dresses but do not have the time to look in markets, fairs or even ebay, why not follow the celebrity’s choice? The Frock is the place Dita Von Teese, awarded as one of the 100 best dressed women in the world, mentioned as one of her favourite places for vintage shopping. Now if Dita and Vogue Magazine mentioned The Frock as THE place for vintage shopping, I think it would be my first stop if I was looking for a unique wedding dress.

Liz Taylor Wedding to Conrad Hilton in 1950

Liz Taylor First wedding to Conrad Hilton in 1950. The 17 year old bride wore a traditional silk satin and seeded pearl gown.
Liz Taylor First wedding to Conrad Hilton in 1950. The 17 year old bride wore a traditional silk satin and seeded pearl gown. | Source

50s Inspired Wedding Dresses


If you want to wear something new on your wedding day but you still want to get the vintage allure, the best option is to go for a vintage inspired wedding dress.  There a few top designers that offer 50s style wedding dresses.  My favourite ones are: Stephanie Allin and Candy Anthony.

Candy Anthony 50s style Wedding Dresses

Powder Blue Marylin gown with a frothy tulle overlay worn with an engagingly light faux fur stole in White Wolf, just daring to be stroked...
Powder Blue Marylin gown with a frothy tulle overlay worn with an engagingly light faux fur stole in White Wolf, just daring to be stroked... | Source

Candy Anthony 50s style Wedding Dresses


Candy Anthony's signature bridal gowns are carefully designed and draw inspiration from the past. They do not just reproduce retro clothing; instead they create original and wonderful wedding gowns. Each wedding dress is individually cut and handmade in the UK using the best materials. You can choose every single detail of your wedding gown, from colours and shades, lengths and cuts to petticoats and shrugs.

Starting at £995 and with a design average time of 5 months, you can be certain that you will be a unique bride in your specially designed Candy Anthony wedding gown. You can find Candy Anthony online or at their London boutique.



Get inspiration from Hollywood's Fairy Tale Weddings and Movie Stars

Weddings and Movie Stars
Weddings and Movie Stars

a tribute to the most iconic Hollywood stars from the 1920s onwards. wedding dresses by designers from Givenchy and Balmain, to Dior and Vivienne Westwood

 

Stephanie Allin 50s Style Wedding Dresses

Stephanie Allin captures the romance and elegance of the 50′s with beautifully designed vintage inspired wedding gowns. To see their beautiful collection of British hand made wedding dresses you can visit their site Stephanie Allin Bridal Gowns. You can also visit any of its stockist in the UK, USA (Virginia Beach and Cincinnati) or Europe (Amsterdam) for personalized advice before you decide on your wedding dress.

Fifties style wedding dresses: Stephanie Allin Bridal Gowns

 photographer Matthew Bird www.oneninetythree.com
photographer Matthew Bird www.oneninetythree.com | Source
 photographer Matthew Bird www.oneninetythree.com
photographer Matthew Bird www.oneninetythree.com | Source

Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress

Cascading tiers of Chic Organza, Crystal Tulle and vintage lace create a romantic tiered A-line skirt. The plunging V-neckline is completed by detachable satin ribbon remarkably adorned with an array of beading featuring Swarovski crystals.
Cascading tiers of Chic Organza, Crystal Tulle and vintage lace create a romantic tiered A-line skirt. The plunging V-neckline is completed by detachable satin ribbon remarkably adorned with an array of beading featuring Swarovski crystals. | Source

50s Inspired Wedding Dresses from Best Bridal Prices

Remember that Wedding dresses can take up to six months for production, so order as early as possible. At Best Bridal Prices.com you can find some beautiful classically styled vintage inspired Wedding Dresses

Best Bridal Prices offer one of the most extensive selections of designer wedding dresses anywhere. All of their wedding dresses come directly from the best and most prestigious wedding dress manufacturers in the world. Their collection of gorgeous wedding gowns includes top designer names such as Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee, Davinci, Casablanca, Moonlight, Private Label by G, Allure, Bonny, Christina Wu, Forever Yours, Watters and Watters, and many more!


Flattering 1950s New Look silhouette.

Stunning "Courtney" coat/dress from Trashy Diva Clothing, recreated for their Bridal Collection in a lustrous antique white satin finish cotton.
Stunning "Courtney" coat/dress from Trashy Diva Clothing, recreated for their Bridal Collection in a lustrous antique white satin finish cotton. | Source

The Make up to go with a 50s style wedding dress

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The best make up style to compliment a 50s inspired wedding dress is a natural look; the one that reminds of a peaches and cream complexion with hardly any noticeable eye shadow.  The emphasis should be on emphasizing the upper lid with dark eyeliner 

Vintage Wedding Dresses courtesy of Michael Allen, the producer and creator of the Vintage video

50's Style "True Romance" Ivory Silk Tea Length Halter Wedding Dress from Blue Velvet

"True Romance" tea length wedding dress is created exclusively for Blue Velvet Vintage and it is available only from their online boutique. A captivating classic 50's style, with just the right touch of sex appeal.
"True Romance" tea length wedding dress is created exclusively for Blue Velvet Vintage and it is available only from their online boutique. A captivating classic 50's style, with just the right touch of sex appeal. | Source

Grace Kelly in 1956 at her Royal wedding in Monaco

 Grace Kelly in 1956 at her Royal wedding in Monaco
Grace Kelly in 1956 at her Royal wedding in Monaco | Source

The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping: Insider Tips, Helpful Hints, Hip Shops

Retro 1950's style Wedding dress, tea length short

Alice Tea length vintage inspired applique wedding dress  trimmed with a diamonte belt.
Alice Tea length vintage inspired applique wedding dress trimmed with a diamonte belt. | Source

Taking silhouettes from the '50s and '60s, this collection epitomizes timeless glamour, and is ideal for a cocktail wedding or even a City Hall wedding!

© 2011 Wendy Iturrizaga

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      Catty819 3 years ago

      Excellent and useful article!gorgeous wedding dresses!

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      vintage 3 years ago

      I love the 50s it was such a pretty glamorous era. These dresses are amazing !!!!!!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      They're all so pretty. Voted up.

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      idigwebsites 3 years ago from United States

      Very beautiful and feminine in every way... The 50s theme is great for a wedding dress. The vintage look is in vogue again. :)

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      Berry0229 4 years ago

      beautiful dresses, l love vintage wedding gowns

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      What a beautiful era of elegant wedding dresses. Loved them all.

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      louromano 5 years ago

      Good Hub. There are lots of new things. I learnt about wedding dresses. Thanks for sharing.

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      Shannon Paigah 5 years ago from Irvine, CA

      I'd love to see a hub about the wedding dresses that you've designed!

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      Eliminate Cancer 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Christian Dior DEFINED this look in the 50s - always loved it. So flattering, looks good on most bodies. I've made several wedding dresses in my life, so much work goes into these lovely gems, I had to give it up because I had no time for my family in the months before 'wedding season'.

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      Shannon Paigah 5 years ago from Irvine, CA

      The Christian Dior is so elegant! I love it!!

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      winbo 5 years ago

      dresses are cool.. Absolute gorgeous

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      Anath 5 years ago

      So beautiful, I would love to wear one of those Stephanie Allin Bridal Gowns, they are awesome.

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      allysfashion 5 years ago

      Very Beautiful and gorgeous vintage dresses. Every girls like this dresses. please visit at allysfashion website.

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      brielise 5 years ago

      Great hub! These dresses are gorgeous. I love vintage dresses, partially because all "modern" dresses are strapless and I don't want to spend my wedding night hiking up my dress.

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      Kimberly Schimmel 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      Fantastic dresses! We need some 50's glamour today.

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      Allison 5 years ago from UK

      Stunning, classy dresses, fabulous hub, well done :)

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      makemoneyreview 5 years ago from texas

      wow fabulous hub lovely dresses i like it keep it up

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      Melissa-Chavez 5 years ago from Pacoima,CA

      Wow i love the style of the 50's and the wedding dresses are no exception. Beautiful

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      laurathegentleman 5 years ago from Chapel Hill, NC

      Gorgeous dresses! They just don't make them like this anymore... Everything today is strapless and it all looks cheap! I would LOVE a vintage dress!

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      studentart 5 years ago

      Extra ordinary your 50 picture of dresses. everyone is wonderful cause its the dress of a special moment. and i think so.

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      Desseh 5 years ago

      Omg these dresses are so pretty!! I'll have to have one of these for my renewal of vows to my DH!! :)

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      Love the styles from the 50's - beautiful!

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      kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

      oh no.....nothing makes me want to get married again.....one man is enough.

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      Kim Morgan Gregory 5 years ago from The Coast of The South Carolina Lowcountry

      Absolutely stunning Hub! ...and the photographs are fabulous! Makes me want to get married all over again!

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      nameyourvision 5 years ago from Worldwide

      Just beautiful! Love it!

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      NessaMetharam 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      awesome dresses. Love the vintage effect.

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      Jessie 5 years ago from Hong Kong

      Nice hubs and very informative! Beautiful wedding dress are sweet dreams for all girls.

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      gzbraniac 5 years ago from San Clemente, CA

      I love these dresses! You definitely gave me some great ideas for what I'd like to wear. Thanks!

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      sam-eg 5 years ago from Happy Land

      Hi , Searching online and having a quality information had been hard this days... I really loved how you put it all in one place that was really helpful

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      brandasaur 5 years ago from Planet X

      Classic will never go out of style. Personally, i love the victorian look in wedding dresses.. even wore a corset in my prom! :) Nice hub and what a wonderful selection of pictures.

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      emsherman 5 years ago from Boston, MA

      Thank you so much for this hub! I was think of a vintage style for my own wedding and it's great getting good ideas like this. Voted up!

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the great post..Nice

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Beautiful! These should spark some great ideas for brides to be. :) Blessings.

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      Karen N 5 years ago from United States

      Lots of cute ideas for anyone planning a wedding!

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      My favorite vintage gown is the one on top from Candy Anthony. Vintage wedding dresses are really beautiful, and you did a wonderful job with presenting them here in your hub.

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      chrisam01 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

      This a beautiful hub. Well done!

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      kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

      how pretty that pink sash is

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      samuiwedding 5 years ago

      lovely hub, I like the vintage one.

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      Van Woods 5 years ago from California, CA

      Perfect Vintage Wedding Styles.

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      Erin Boggs1 5 years ago from Western Maryland

      This hub is awesome and useful. I have two years to find the perfect wedding dress and I want to go vintage. Thank you for the wonderful information! It really helps

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      Losing Leila 5 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      I love your hub! These are the exact style of dress I want to wear for my wedding.

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      Sarah Kolb-Williams 6 years ago from Twin Cities

      Vintage wedding dresses are the best -- I have 10 months to find mine!! Thanks for the eye candy :)

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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      A stunningly beautiful article. It makes me want to renew my vows just so I can wear one of these beauties!

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      gownpreservation 6 years ago

      You can never go wrong with retro 50's. Love the picture of Grace Kelly, forever a classic.

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      stephanie000 6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      This vintage dress collection are awesome! From the most vintage type to the modern one! Actually, I'm looking for wedding dresses, not for me but for Mom. We're planning for a wedding anniversary celebration for them that's why. I think she will love it more if she'll wear the same dress she used to wear on her wedding day 25 years ago. Is it possible if I do some tailoring and changes on the dress? I mean, I need some advice to make it a modern vintage style of dress. I am just hoping you got some idea on vintage wedding dress. This one is very helpful anyway princessa.

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      wedmed 6 years ago from US

      Vintage dresses rule! Fashion comes back to its origins!

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      rdevito04 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Wonderful dresses! I never thought of getting a vintage wedding dress but now I might have to look into it.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Absolutely gorgeous! I love these vintage dresses. Thanks for sharing.

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      BrightonBellee 6 years ago from Brighton

      Beautiful! I agree that Grace Kelly's dress was absolutely stunning but also loving the vintage Christian Dior. Thank you for a great Hub page.

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      Mico Sam 6 years ago from Irvine, CA

      I love Candy Anthony. Great dresses indeed but the one Grace Kelly wore for her wedding beats them all. http://www.micocrane.com

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      as4mischief 6 years ago from Vero Beach, Florida

      extremely cool! i am a wedding dress enthusiast and i thoroughly enjoyed the photos. I will be planning a church wedding someday and i have been trying to find the perfect dress... maybe one of these will work!

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      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the great post..

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      courtlneygdtm 6 years ago from United States

      These dresses are really stunning! If I didn't know any better, I would think they were modern day. Thanks for sharing these pictures!

      --courtlneygdtm

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      SnapHappy 6 years ago from U.S.A.

      Beautiful pictures!

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      Tatara 6 years ago from Asia

      Very classy dresses! Wish I could wear one soon;-)

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      2ndblogger 6 years ago from Beverly Hills

      cute! i am going to get married this sept 16.

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      TinaLynn 6 years ago

      Although it has been a few years since I got married, I would definitely do it all again if I could wear one of these dresses. They are absolutely stunning!

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      Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

      How cute! I love the Blue Velvet halter dress. This hub made me want to get married again. LOL

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      fashion 6 years ago

      Beautiful hub.All dresses are really cool.It is an attractive article with attractive pics of weding gown in 50`s.I like it

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Interesting article with attractive pics of weding gown in here which i love.

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      carolinemoon 6 years ago

      All style are great, I love it.

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 years ago from Southern California

      Just Beautiful. I loved this hub. great information and great ideas.

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      SueShepard 6 years ago from USA

      I absolutely love the Candy Anthony. So beautiful!

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      ravenlt04 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Beautiful! What a fun page! It's amazing how styles come back around! I'd wear most of these dresses any day!

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      Carolina 6 years ago from Switzerland

      Nice and beautiful dresses from the 50's. I love Wedding Dresses, it puts me on imagination about a perfect dress i dreamed and look back on my wedding day. Well i did have one and i am happy.

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      Ipeoney 6 years ago from USA

      Hi nice Hub I love the vintage style too as my wedding dress looked vintage.

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      dingdondingdon 6 years ago

      Great hub! I love the Allin gowns, so beautiful.

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      Prosperity66 6 years ago

      Although simpler, clothes in the fifties had more class than nowadays and are those I definitely love! I enjoyed looking at those superb 50s styled wedding dresses and, whenever I had to get married, I'd surely would choose one like these - in another color, of course since I've always stated that I want to get married with actual wedding dress color: anything BUT white ;)

      Excellent Hub!

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      Angelique Newman 6 years ago from Canada

      I love the clothes of the fifties and the pictures of the wedding dresses you chose were just beautiful. Great article!

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      theprintcenter 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      Love the vintage style look! Thanks for posting this awesome hub!

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      these dresses are lovely and what a wonderful collection of elegant and chick wedding dresses from the 50's

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      sophmarie247 6 years ago from uk

      i love these types of dresses, there's something so elegant and chic about them, ive just done a blog on vintage fashion, so when i saw this blog i had to read it xx love the photos too

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      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      Nice collection

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      waverly walker 6 years ago from Alabama

      These types of wedding dresses look so elegant and chic. I would like to purchase such a wedding dress at my wedding party! That's my dream!

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      ChristineVianello 6 years ago from Philadelphia

      I love the vintage dresses!

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      Dexter 6 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this hub! I'm going to recommend this hub to my wife too.

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      chim4real_2006 6 years ago

      Gud article and very informative pic on wedding gown. I like it

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      DevBlue 6 years ago from Mauritius

      Good Hub. There are lots of new things I learnt about wedding dresses.

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      Rooskaya 6 years ago from Russia

      I liked the pics. These are so beautiful wedding dresses.

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      lisawebber 6 years ago

      The class and sass offered by vintage design is exceptional. What I love most among the fab pics you shared is the Vintage Wedding Dress from Candy Anthony. Drool-worthy dress ^_^

      Fabulous hub Princessa!

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Yes, I agree with you chillingbreeze, Everybody is inspired by 50s wedding dresses till now:)

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      chillingbreeze 6 years ago from India

      I can say that 50s wedding dresses are still popular.

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      sagbee 6 years ago from Delhi

      Your collection is great buddy.

      Nice hub!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

      rainlong chen: Yes, I am familiar with Cheongsam although the ones worn during the 50s weren't really the most beautiful ones, I much more prefer the modern style ones.

      kafsoa: almost anyone can wear 50s style dresses, they are classy.

      lmoynihan082: I love the 50's fashion always so feminine and sensual without being tacky.

      Loafycakes: cannot blame you :-) there is something magic around them.

      manjubose5 ans susan: Thank you.

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      SUSANJK 6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for a beautiful hub with georgeous dresses.

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      manjubose5 6 years ago

      A nice topic and wonderful dresses! People are liking vintage things now. I am amazed seeing your research work.

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      Loafycakes 6 years ago

      I love wedding dresses.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      They all look amazing, Iwish if I was younger :)

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      rainlong chen 6 years ago from hefei university of technology

      wow,wonderful ! do you kown chinese cheongsam, it also really beautiful.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

      Phoebe Pike: fortunately times have changed and now we can have only the best of that era which in MHO was the fashion and values.

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      Phoebe Pike 6 years ago

      I have always loved those dresses! I just didn't like that particular era because of the lack of women's rights, but the styles were really awesome!

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      BrdFlwh 6 years ago

      cool wedding gowns.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

      Tiago: That would be really unusual, I have a collection of some funny and unusual wedding dresses: https://hubpages.com/style/Unusual--unique-and-fun... but not bunny ears there yet, lol

      uballidon: I am sure she would look lovely in one of these dresses.

      Ideas: yes, I think the same, although I prefer the shorter versions

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      Tiago Marcelo 6 years ago

      Ah... wedding dresses. Sometimes I wonder if they'll ever make brown wedding dresses with pink bunny ears. Now that would be interesting.

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      ubalildon 6 years ago

      i love those white gowns, i cant wait to see my girl friend wear one of those the day we'll get married.

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      Ideas for wedding invitations 6 years ago

      It is so cool to get married in those long white gowns. Beautiful

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      Surfraz 6 years ago from India

      Awesome wedding gowns

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      110211 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a wonderful collection

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      jill betts 6 years ago from England UK

      Enjoyed looking at your hub, we used to play with my mums wedding dress should have kept it instead.

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      khmohsin 6 years ago

      really love these styles ..amazing