5 Iconic Wedding Gowns from the 1950s | Lindy Bop

Like with all other events we know wedding planning can be all-consuming, that’s undebatable. Whether you’re going to elope in the next 6 months, or you’ve set a date for 2024, all brides have one thing in common, the all-important gown! To avoid bridezilla fever, we’re getting ahead of the curve and serving you with a dose of vintage style with our range of iconic wedding gowns. Need some inspiration? Read on to discover our list of the most iconic wedding dresses of the fifties.

Audrey Hepburn

It may not have been a real-life wedding, but Jo Stockton’s (Audrey Hepburn) wedding dress in Funny Face (1957) remains one of the most iconic wedding gowns of the 1950s. Designed by Hubert de Givenchy after opening his wardrobe to Hepburn for ‘Sabrina’ (1954) Givenchy collaborated with the actress for a collection of custom made showstoppers. Get the Audrey Hepburn wedding dress look in our ‘Evelana’ Ivory Party Dress. Add a 26” petticoat for extra volume!

Elizabeth Taylor

Third time’s a charm? Set in Mexico, Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Todd tied the knot on their third marriage in 1957. Taylor opted for a beautifully ruched, understated gown with hood. When not worn up, the hood relaxed to reveal gathered off shoulder detailing. Re-create this fichu collar style with our ‘Amber’ Ivory Occasion Dress.

Grace Kelly

On 19th April 1956, the world was fixated on the fairytale wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco. For the royal occasion, Grace wore a one-of-a-kind gifted dress from M-G-M studios, designed by Oscar-winning costume designer, Helen Rose. If you too wish to give the gift of wardrobe be sure to check out our gift cards. If long sleeves are on your radar, try our bestselling ‘Abigail’ Ivory Polka Dot Swing Occasion Dress.

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe

Another favourite of ours comes from the movie ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, 1953 where characters Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) and Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell) have a joint union in matching white floral lace wedding dresses. A perfect dupe is our ‘Aleena’ Soft Pink Prom Dress. Available in pretty pastels, this style is ideal for any of your bridesmaid’s needs.

Marilyn Monroe

It’s common for brides to opt for a less traditional gown colour if it isn’t the first time they’re walking down the aisle. Marilyn Monroe did the same when she chose a black skirt suit, embellished with a white fur collar for her second wedding to baseball player Joe DiMaggio in January 1954. Did you know we offer many dresses with jackets and co-ords? Shop the ‘Maybelle’ Black Jacquard Twin Set and much more online today.

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