Wedding season is now in full swing – and our selection of Lindy Bop dresses would be perfect for a vintage-themed big day! Need some inspiration? Read on to discover our list of the most iconic wedding dresses of the Fifties!
The dress worn by Audrey Hepburn during her union to actor Mel Ferrer in September 1954 perfectly epitomises the full-skirted styles associated with the decade. The Pierre Balmain dress was perfectly complemented by a feminine crown of roses worn in Audrey’s hair.
Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face
It may not have been a real-life wedding, but Audrey Hepburn’s character’s wedding dress in Funny Face remains one of the most iconic wedding gowns of the 1950s. Designed by Givenchy, the dress marked the beginning of a long collaboration between the French fashion house and the actress.
Liz Taylor was just 18 when she was wed for the first time to Conrad ‘Nicky’ Hilton in May 1950. For the extravagant Beverley Hills ceremony, Taylor wore a bespoke creation designed by Hollywood costume designer, Helen Rose.
On April 19th 1956, the world was fixated on the fairy tale wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. For the momentous occasion, Grace wore a one-of-a-kind dress designed by Helen Rose, the same Hollywood costume designer that had created Elizabeth Taylor’s wedding gown six years earlier. The intricate dress was crafted from 25 yards of silk taffeta, antique lace and pearls and took 35 seamstresses six weeks to create!
For her wedding to John F Kennedy in September 1953, Jackie wore a full-skirted silk chiffon taffeta dress created by Anne Lowe. She later famously announced that she disliked the dress, as it made her feel like a lampshade! The dress was complemented by short white gloves and a full flowing veil.
Divorce was less common an occurrence in the fifties, and brides tended to only wear white for their first marriage. Subsequently, Marilyn Monroe chose a black skirt suit embellished with a white fur collar for her second wedding to baseball player Joe DiMaggio in January 1954.
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