Sorry this is late but I felt rubbish yesterday. Plus, it was bank holiday so I couldn't be bothered.
This week I'm bringing you a collection of 1950s affordable wedding dresses. When you picture fifties dresses you immediately think of voluminous skirts with fitted bodices; like Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress at her wedding to JFK in 1953. This incredibly flattering style is very feminine and evokes a princess feeling, It's not for everyone but a lot of people are choosing fifties-style wedding dresses for their big day.
On the other hand, the fifties also saw the popularity of wiggle dresses sore. Marilyn Monroe was largely responsible for their popularity and she wore a tight fitted dress to her wedding to Arthur Miller in 1956. This style is less popular nowadays but it's a very chic look that can give the wow factor if you're brave enough to go for the shape showing style.
I've got a great selection of five affordable wedding dresses with a fifties feel.
Pearly Queen - Kitty and Dulcie
First up is a classic 1950s-style wedding dress from Kitty and Dulcie. It has a fitted bodice and a knee-length full circle skirt. The dress also features delicate beading on the top.
I love the way they've styled it with the hand gloves and the gorgeous emerald shoes.
Raw Silk Dupion and Lace Wedding Dress - Not On The High Street
This beautiful fifties-style wedding dress is handmade by Brighton based company Dig For Victory. They make lovely dresses with a fifties look. This wedding dress is a classic example. Again it has the typical fifties fitted bodice and circle skirt. This one has delicate lace sleeves which add interest to the plain silk dupion.
Such a pretty dress.
50s Satin French Lace Wiggle Dress - Etsy
This affordable wedding dress from Simplicityisbliss on Etsy has a different look to the previous two, it's a wiggle style dress that's beautifully fitted and features a scalloped lace top.
It's a real 1950s wedding dress that's beautifully crafted and apparently still in excellent condition. It'd make a really stylish wedding dress.
1950s Halterneck Ivory Duchess Dress - Vivien of Holloway
This is another classic fifties look. The halterneck wedding dress is extremely flattering on almost any figure. It has a supportive bodice that nips in and pushes out at all the right places.
The circle dress is crafted from plain ivory duchess satin, a simple but beautiful look for your big day.
1950s Vintage Wedding Gown - Etsy
Last but not least is this beautiful vintage wedding gown from Etsy shop FabGabs. Unlike the other dresses this one is full length, it has a similar feel to Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress with the nibbed in waist, large skirt and off the shoulder sleeves.
Normally I wouldn't usually go for a full skirted look but I'm in love with this wedding dress. It's got a beautiful cut and I particularly like the contrast of the plain gown with the pretty lace collar.
This is a real vintage 1950s wedding dress so you'd be wearing a part of history.
That's all for this week, check back next week for cheap 1960s wedding dresses.