Looking for ways to give your wedding a 1950s touch? We have some fashionable suggestions to inspire your retro “I do.”
1. Tea Length Wedding Dresses
Tea length wedding dresses are quintessentially 1950s. The A-line shape with its flattering cinched waist and full swing skirt makes it a perfect retro match for all body types, and adding a crinoline petticoat gives that desirable bell shape a 1950s-inspired bride craves. Still have your heart set on a more traditional full length gown? Another thing to consider if you’re not ready to make a full tea-length commitment, these styles make for excellent reception dresses! No holding a bustled train or knocking over the flower girl with your ball gown circle skirt while donning one of these dresses! Instead, you’ll be twisting and twirling the night away!
Embellished with delicate floral lace and 1950s-inspired tea length silhouette, the Unique Vintage Ivory Lace Swing Dress is perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding. For a more sophisticated bridal look, the Unique Vintage Ivory Satin & Tulle Strapless Dress is a divine option with a classic sweetheart neckline and a a satin-y finish.
2. Pretty Pastels
While classic black, white, and red are glamorously vintage-inspired, a strategic pop of color can definitely interject the fifties flair you’re looking for! There’s no color palette quite as vibrantly vintage as pastels. Pretty pink, amazing aqua, or marvelous mint bring to mind darling 50s girl groups and soda shop Sundays, while giving your wedding party a pretty pop of color.
3. Hair Flowers
Floral touches are not regulated to bouquets in your vintage-inspired wedding! On the contrary, hair flowers make the perfect pin up hair accessory for brides and bridesmaids alike! Choose a hue to match the bridesmaids’ dresses or a contrasting color to pop against a classic black or muted color scheme.
Make a bold and bright choice with the Yellow Dahlia Hair Comb or keep things formally fabulous with the Sweet Allie Black Lace & Feather Double White Rose Hair Comb. Looking to give your bridesmaid even more of a va-va-voom boost? Gift them our Pin Up Starter Kit! Complete with a vibrant red rose hair flower, Cuban heel stockings, bright red lipstick, and cute cat sunglasses, it has all the accessories they need to give their bridesmaid ensemble the perfect pin up touch!
5. Wiggle Dresses
Sure, there’s always the “don’t out-hot the bride rule,” but if you have bombshell bridesmaids, why not show them off?! Especially if your dress is a tea-length or fuller style, bridesmaids in curve-hugging wiggle dresses such as the Billion Dollar Baby (pictured below in red) are a great contrast to the bride’s style and work as a lovely frame of ladies in photos! Now those are billion dollar bridesmaids!
Well, there you have it! A little 50s fashion inspiration for your upcoming big day! For more dress options and wedding finds, be sure to stop by our UV Bridal section!
Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! <3 The Unique Vintage Team