Updated: May 26, 2022
With every modern style of wedding gowns, ranging from sleek sheath silhouettes to trendy tulle ballgowns they were all inspired by hundreds of years of wedding dress style.
Have you ever sat down with your mom, grandma or relative and looked back on some of the old wedding trends? You probably laughed or marveled at the high lace necklines and huge shoulder pads – but you’d be surprised how many of these fashion statements are making a comeback! Lets take a look at wedding dress styles throughout the years:
We can thank the Roaring Twenties for two super popular wedding styles: beaded gowns and cathedral length Veils. Flapper style gowns introduced the drop waist silhouettes and some even showed off the calf, which was considered “daring” for that time period.
Today’s Trend: Welcome to the roaring 20’s, with vintage luxury and laid-back elegance brought to you by Style 7130! Cut-and-sew laces and artful beading create that Gatsby-inspired art deco feel throughout, brought to life by the colored nude lining to really make the patterns stand out.
The 1930’s brought romantic styles, like high necklines and long sleeves to life! Silk was a sign of wealth, but if brides couldn’t afford the fabric they would opt for Rayon for a similar effect.
Today’s Trend: For the bride who wants a little bit of everything, this dress combines lace and crepe for a very sleek and chic silhouette. Full lace long sleeves embrace a high neckline and skinny plunge keyhole neckline
Trends didn’t change much between the thirties and forties, so those long sleeves wedding dresses reigned supreme for years to come! V-necks were introduced as a luxurious new style and brides started wearing corsets as shapewear.
Today’s Trend: For the classic romantic at heart, plus-size Style 7169 is your dream come true. Floral laces shower throughout this subtly voluminous silhouette of tulle and Regency Organza, making a distinctly striking statement over the optional illusion long sleeves which create a tattoo effect over the arms.
The 1950’s changed wedding fashion drastically! Extravagant, full skirts and sweetheart necklines started to take off. Shorter veils became more popular as brides opted for grand ballgowns
Today’s Trend: Nahla Blush by Hayley Paige bridal gown - Ivory sugar rose caviar ball gown, plunging sweetheart neckline with illusion net insert, low scoop back with cross strap detail, cascading caviar tiered skirt with tulle underlay
Styles became much more slim and shorter in the sixties! There was a resurgence of high necklines, but those were balanced out with much shorter hemlines as miniskirts took over the fashion industry.
Today’s Trend: While miniskirt wedding dresses have declined in popularity over the years, the slim style has lived on in the sheath silhouette, Talk about a bohemian beauty! Let your love for vintage laces and whimsy come to life in Style 7295 from Stella York. These completely unique laces take on a dainty, retro-inspired vibe with a matte finish and non-traditional florals which pop over the length of the nude-colored fabric.
Despite a lot of change between the 50’s and 60’s, the 70’s were a nod to nostalgia. Older styles came back to the forefront – like full sleeves, lots of layers and more coverage.
Today’s Trend: Long hemlines and sleeves are so popular in today’s collections.
For the timeless spirit with a whimsical flair, Style 7294 is ready for a walk through the wildflowers. Billowing, puffy off-the-shoulder long sleeves feature delicate lace appliques, creating a sweetly boho-inspired look.
Oh, the eighties! An absolutely iconic era in all things, especially fashion! This decade saw a rise of the “poof” – giant, voluminous gowns and yes, shoulder pads.
Today’s Trend: Brides today still love the breathtaking drama of a stunning ballgown! More is more, with every detail from big hair, cascading bouquets and cathedral length veils.
The nineties brought us back to slimmer styles and the sheath dress silhouette was all the rage!
Today’s Trend: Where are our minimalistic brides at? You can thank this era for bringing bridal fashion back down to earth with casual classic and way less fabric.
Modern fashion meets bridal beauty in this simple stunner from Stella York. Style 7290 features a trending sheath silhouette for that laid-back, effortless figure with a flattered shape thanks to the signature contour seaming.
Simplicity remained in the 2000’s, with strapless dresses and understated styles taking the lead.
Today’s Trend: Mermaid style as well as silk fabrics, are still some of the main features modern brides want for their dream dress. If you love an elegant, 2000’s inspired gown
Just as brides were forgetting about long sleeve wedding gowns Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding gown during this decade brought the style into the spotlight again.
Today’s Trend: For brides inspired by royal wedding fashion, Modern simplicity with a Stella York twist, Style 7211 is here to make a fashion statement! The timeless appeal of head-to-hem satin with minimalist details like thin straps
Today’s brides are all about finding the perfect dress to reflect their individual personality. They don’t shy away from shine or sexiness when selecting a trendy gown for their big day.
Today’s Trend: is an absolute showstopper. With head-to-toe glitter, you’re sure to stand out on your wedding day. This plus-size wedding gown has an effortless formality with a modern twist, fit for a queen. Embossed glimmer tulle with an inventive linear design throughout pairs with silver and ivory sparkle details on the bold swirling patterns for a dazzling effect
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