If you want a fun and flirty style for your big day, a 1950s tea-length wedding dress could be exactly what you’re after. 50's inspired gowns are perfect for vintage brides and those looking to inject a retro vibe into their special day – here are some of our favourites…
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12 Fabulous Styles For Retro Brides
Brighton Belle By True Bride
This beautiful and playful design by Brighton Belle puts a modern twist on the classic look. Featuring a sweetheart bodice with spot tulle overlay, this gorgeous dress is right on trend for a 2019 wedding – and with its black underlay tulle and contrasting, waist-cinching belt, it’s guaranteed to make a real statement.
Ivory & Co
Straight off the runway at London Bridal Week, this feminine, tea-length style from Ivory & Co is sure to impress. This romantic 50s-inspired dress is perfect for accentuating the waist and flattering curves, while the floaty silk organza skirt makes it chic, elegant and luxurious. Matched with a cape, this gown has everything you need to make a really stylish entrance.
House of Mooshki
House of Mooshki specialises in vintage tea-length gowns and is renowned for its high-quality and fashion-forward approach. This statement blush style is seriously dreamy and is the perfect choice for a princess bride after a shorter wedding dress. Made from blush, gold and ivory tulle, this gorgeous layered gown also comes with a matching jacket to add elegance and sophistication to a playful style.
This ultra-chic and elegant design from Special Day will definitely wow your guests. The flattering cut and sleek fabric give this vintage-inspired dress a contemporary feel, while delicate pearl embellishments add a touch of glamour. This is a perfectly timeless style that will make you look and feel amazing as you walk down the aisle.
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Alan Hannah has found the perfect style for fabulous, flirty brides. Offering plenty of volume with its huge, twirly skirt, this design is spot on if you’re after a 1950s wedding dress style. Polka dots were big in the 50s and were also everywhere on the latest catwalks, so this vintage style fits with modern trends too.
Romantic brides should look no further than this gorgeous 1950s wedding dress from Sincerity. Embroidered lace covers this tea-length style, which features a sweetheart bodice and full skirt. And with elbow length sleeves and shoulder coverage, this gown is sophisticated, classic and elegant.
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This stunning dress from Justin Alexander defines timeless glamour. Featuring intricately sequinned lace and a gorgeous illusion back, this feminine choice will make your groom swoon. We love the structured high-low hem too, which gives it a modern update.
Another luxury label dedicated to shorter gowns is Rita Mae. This statement-making design from the 2018 collection is clean and simple, offering a contemporary style with a nod to the fabulous fifties – and with a step hem, this gown is a great choice if you want a shorter style but don’t want to compromise on a ballgown train. Made from luxurious Japanese Mikado, this is an incredible, fashion-forward dress that is guaranteed to make you look and feel fabulous.
We love this seriously pretty style from So Sassi. Featuring geometric prints, this gown has a contemporary feel but with its cute, playful design it’s still ideal for a 1950s vintage tea-party wedding. The bow detailing is the perfect finishing touch for a real retro vibe.
Plus size specialist, Sydney’s Closet, has a fabulous 1950s style wedding dress option. Both you and your groom are sure to fall in love with this romantic, Chantilly lace style. Fashionable and flirty, this pretty design offers enough coverage to keep you feeling comfortable and confident as you walk (or twirl) down the aisle.
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Forget Me Not Designs
Make your dress your something blue, with this striking gown from Forget Me Not Designs. The 1950s inspired wedding dress can be made in any colour under ivory corded lace, allowing you to have a really unique look on your big day. Finished with an on-trend, off the shoulder neckline and statement bow, this dress ticks all the right boxes.
Lou Lou Bridal
After a standout style? Consider this stunning dress from Lou Lou Bridal. Sleek and sophisticated, this gorgeous gown has an impeccable cut for a flattering fit. And with cap sleeves and a high neck collar, there’s something quintessentially British and regal about this shorter style that will make you feel like a princess as you walk down the aisle. Bow detailing on the waist gives a nod back to the fifties and ties the look together.
If you’re after even more vintage inspiration for your big day, read our round-up of 1920s style dresses here.