Skip to main content

Rock the Frock With 50s Style Wedding Dresses

Wendy is a journalist who has been writing online since 2007 on topics such as plus size fashion, learning languages, and traveling.

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 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.

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.

Plus Size Rockabilly Wedding Dress

1950s Rockabilly Wedding Dress ‘Lacey’ with Lace  Overlay, Sweetheart Neckline, Tea Length Skirt and Petticoat – Custom made to suit

1950s Rockabilly Wedding Dress ‘Lacey’ with Lace Overlay, Sweetheart Neckline, Tea Length Skirt and Petticoat – Custom made to suit

Original 50s 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.

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.

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

photographer Matthew Bird

 photographer Matthew Bird

photographer Matthew Bird

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.

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.

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 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!

Scroll to Continue

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.

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.

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


vintage on March 25, 2014:

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

moonlake from America on December 10, 2013:

They're all so pretty. Voted up.

idigwebsites from United States on December 10, 2013:

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

Berry0229 on April 01, 2013:

beautiful dresses, l love vintage wedding gowns

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on July 26, 2012:

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

louromano on March 22, 2012:

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

Shannon Paigah from Irvine, CA on March 16, 2012:

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

Eliminate Cancer from Massachusetts on March 12, 2012:

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'.

Shannon Paigah from Irvine, CA on March 06, 2012:

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

winbo on March 01, 2012:

dresses are cool.. Absolute gorgeous

Anath on February 29, 2012:

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

allysfashion on January 20, 2012:

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

brielise on January 13, 2012:

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.

Kimberly Schimmel from North Carolina, USA on January 12, 2012:

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

Allison from UK on November 20, 2011:

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

makemoneyreview from texas on November 20, 2011:

wow fabulous hub lovely dresses i like it keep it up

Melissa-Chavez from Pacoima,CA on November 19, 2011:

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

laurathegentleman from Chapel Hill, NC on November 18, 2011:

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!

studentart on November 17, 2011:

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

Desseh on November 17, 2011:

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

Kris Heeter from Indiana on November 07, 2011:

Love the styles from the 50's - beautiful!

kikalina from Europe on November 07, 2011:

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

Kim Morgan Gregory from The Coast of The South Carolina Lowcountry on November 07, 2011:

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

nameyourvision from Worldwide on November 07, 2011:

Just beautiful! Love it!

NessaMetharam from Manila, Philippines on November 07, 2011:

awesome dresses. Love the vintage effect.

Jessie from Hong Kong on November 06, 2011:

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

gzbraniac from San Clemente, CA on November 06, 2011:

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

sam-eg from Happy Land on November 06, 2011:

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

brandasaur from Planet X on November 06, 2011:

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.

emsherman from Boston, MA on November 05, 2011:

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!

htodd from United States on November 02, 2011:

Thanks for the great post..Nice

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on October 29, 2011:

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

Karen N from United States on October 27, 2011:

Lots of cute ideas for anyone planning a wedding!

Fierce Manson from Atlanta on October 26, 2011:

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.

chrisam01 from Los Angeles, California, USA on October 25, 2011:

This a beautiful hub. Well done!

kikalina from Europe on October 25, 2011:

how pretty that pink sash is

samuiwedding on October 19, 2011:

lovely hub, I like the vintage one.

Van Woods from California, CA on October 07, 2011:

Perfect Vintage Wedding Styles.

Erin Boggs1 from Western Maryland on October 05, 2011:

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

Losing Leila from Phoenix, AZ on October 04, 2011:

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

Sarah Kolb-Williams from Twin Cities on September 15, 2011:

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

Sondra from Neverland on September 15, 2011:

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

gownpreservation on September 01, 2011:

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

stephanie000 from Los Angeles, California on August 25, 2011:

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.

wedmed from US on August 24, 2011:

Vintage dresses rule! Fashion comes back to its origins!

rdevito04 from Connecticut on August 24, 2011:

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

Thelma Alberts from Germany on August 24, 2011:

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

BrightonBellee from Brighton on August 24, 2011:

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.

Mico Sam from Irvine, CA on August 22, 2011:

I love Candy Anthony. Great dresses indeed but the one Grace Kelly wore for her wedding beats them all.

Angela Austin from Vero Beach, Florida on August 21, 2011:

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!

htodd from United States on August 21, 2011:

Thanks for the great post..

courtlneygdtm from United States on August 21, 2011:

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


SnapHappy from U.S.A. on August 20, 2011:

Beautiful pictures!

Tatara from Asia on August 20, 2011:

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

2ndblogger from Beverly Hills on August 20, 2011:

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

TinaLynn on August 16, 2011:

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!

Om Paramapoonya on July 27, 2011:

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

fashion on July 14, 2011:

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

Sun-Girl from Nigeria on June 18, 2011:

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

carolinemoon on May 18, 2011:

All style are great, I love it.

Mrs. J. B. from Southern California on May 13, 2011:

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

SueShepard from USA on May 11, 2011:

I absolutely love the Candy Anthony. So beautiful!

ravenlt04 from Atlanta, GA on April 29, 2011:

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

Carolina from Switzerland on April 29, 2011:

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.

Ipeoney from USA on April 28, 2011:

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

dingdondingdon on April 28, 2011:

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

Prosperity66 on April 27, 2011:

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!

Angelique Newman from Canada on April 27, 2011:

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

theprintcenter from Sacramento, CA on April 25, 2011:

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

celebritie on April 25, 2011:

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

sophmarie247 from uk on April 24, 2011:

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

htodd from United States on April 24, 2011:

Nice collection

waverly walker from Alabama on April 21, 2011:

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!

ChristineVianello from Philadelphia on April 07, 2011:

I love the vintage dresses!

Dexter on April 07, 2011:

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

chim4real_2006 on April 07, 2011:

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

DevBlue from Mauritius on April 06, 2011:

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

Rooskaya from USA on April 06, 2011:

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

lisawebber on April 06, 2011:

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!

kafsoa on April 04, 2011:

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

chillingbreeze from India on April 04, 2011:

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

sagbee from Delhi on April 04, 2011:

Your collection is great buddy.

Nice hub!

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on April 04, 2011:

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.

SUSANJK from Florida on April 04, 2011:

Thanks for a beautiful hub with georgeous dresses.

manjubose5 on March 26, 2011:

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

Loafycakes on March 26, 2011:

I love wedding dresses.

kafsoa on March 23, 2011:

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

rainlong chen from hefei university of technology on March 23, 2011:

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

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on March 22, 2011:

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.

Phoebe Pike on March 22, 2011:

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!

BrdFlwh on March 20, 2011:

cool wedding gowns.

Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on March 17, 2011:

Tiago: That would be really unusual, I have a collection of some funny and unusual wedding dresses: 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

Tiago Marcelo on March 17, 2011:

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

ubalildon on March 14, 2011:

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

Ideas for wedding invitations on March 09, 2011:

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

Surfraz from India on March 08, 2011:

Awesome wedding gowns

110211 from United Kingdom on February 24, 2011:

What a wonderful collection

jill betts from England UK on February 24, 2011:

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

khmohsin on February 24, 2011:

really love these styles ..amazing

Emma from Houston TX on February 24, 2011:

Great hub, Vintage wedding gown is my favorite.

Related Articles