ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Fashion and Beauty»
  • Clothing»
  • Bridal Fashion

June Brides; Choosing a Classic Wedding Dress

Updated on September 24, 2012

Fashion Victim of the 60's

A very late 60's wedding
A very late 60's wedding

Fashion Victim From the 20's

Classics Always make Good Pictures

When choosing a wedding gown, considering a classic dress is usually the one that you will feel best about in years to come.

The photographs are everything when it comes right down to it. We want beautiful photos to cherish in years to come, and we have all seen photos of weddings that look distinctly 70's, with flat hairstyles, huge afros, and a rag of a dress. Then there were the mini dresses of the 60's, complete with daisies and love beads. These photos very infrequently proudly displayed on the mantle, but are often hidden away with all the other funky old photos.

The photo on the left shows a couple married in 1969. The bride is wearing a very fashionable 60's dress and hat. This look is anything but timeless. Absolutely all young women wore mini skirts in the 60's, regardless of whether or not their legs were an asset to them. Had this young bride chosen a traditional gown, she would have looked 100% better in this photo.

It is wise to avoid fashions, and trends, as they are designed to keep women spending their money rather than looking their best.

A classic shaped dress is one that cinches in at the waist and flares out toward the bottom. This is the style of dress that enhances the natural shape of a woman's figure.

While attending a show for dress designers, I purchased some dresses, along with some of my girlfriends who wanted the latest styles of the up and coming dress designers. The 50's style had made a comeback and everyone woman who tried on a dress from that line looked great. Something I learned that day is, If you want to look great, and don't have a lot of time to think about it, think the 1950's.

The photo of Queen Elizabeth the first on the left proves that even royalty can fall prey to fashion. This hanging sack from the 1920's does nothing for the future Queen. Only a high fashion model could make this dress look good.

It was the 20's and the shapeless straight dresses were in vogue, just as it would make a return in the 60's with one slight change, the hemline would go way up, giving the look of a short sack rather than a long one.

I am sure the Queen often secretly wished she had avoided the trends and gone with tradition when looking at her gown and the photos. All the gowns of the royal family are displayed to the public for events, and publicity. Every time this dress is displayed alongside photos and mannequins wearing the other royal gowns, people just glance with a puzzled look and keep moving on to the dazzling gown of Queen Elizabeth the second.


The dress Elizabeth Taylor wore when she married Nicki Hilton is a perfect example of timeless beauty. This dress could have been worn in the 50's or in 2012 with great success. The bodice having a shape that is reminiscent of a Victorian dress, with the point in the center allowing the gathers at the hip to further enhance the hourglass shape.

The pure white satin looks crisp and stunning.

When Jacueline Bouvier married John F. Kennedy Kennedy, she was the perfect picture of a classic bride. Her gown was extravagantly white with diminutive sleeves, nipped in waist, and a full skirt.

This dress was made of more than 50 yards of silk taffeta, and a bouffant skirt, that was intricately decorated with pleating and tucking, circles of ruffles and flowers. It has more decorations and intricacies than Elizabeth Taylor's dress, but has the same 50's style classic, figure flattering shape.

No matter how much time passes, a woman can always feel proud of her wedding photos when wearing a timeless classic such as this one.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • herabridal profile image

      herabridal 5 years ago

      Nice !

    • Skarlet profile image
      Author

      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Julie,

      Yes, its all about the pics :)

    • Julie DeNeen profile image

      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      The pictures caught my eye. Nicely done!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)