Thursday, August 30, 2012

VINTAGE BRIDAL MAGAZINES

Once upon a time in the 1950s, this is what the cover of  Bride's looked like.  Okay so not all Eisenhower-era brides looked like cake toppers. True, we may not have ODed on so many bridal magazines back then but there's no lack of originality here as this bride has shucked her veil for a pleated organza hat echoing the pleating on her magnificent dress. . . . . 

In the 50's you still went to the department store to get your gown (and everything else).  Salons were inside department stores and every big one like Lord and Taylor or Macy's had one.  BTW: There were no real  'big name' designers in bridal back then save Priscilla Kidder in Boston and a few other manufacturers, only store labels.  If you were a designer, the store hired you to do custom work or you manufactured for the store or store(s).  How times have changed.

22 comments:

Ann said...

They look so beautiful and charming...
why do vintage things look so good? I'm not complaining... just sayin'

Natasha Gregson said...

Gorgeous, I love vintage wedding dresses :)

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Lilli said...

love vintage images! stunning dear!

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Love the Lord & Taylor fashion graphic!

Kristy said...

It's always amazing how much things change over time. I love the last image!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

I would love to just sit & pore over a vintage bridal magazine!

yonosoyunaitgirl said...

Nice vintage pics! XX

Carolina Spinola said...

Adoro :)

Truly Engaging said...

Love them! So gorgeous and feminine.

Ashley said...

Totally love this!

honey my heart said...

some of these dresses are still so stylish, i want one :)

Pamela RG said...

Those gowns during the 1950s look so grand and beautiful!

Stylish By Nature said...

Amazing !! I wish vintage dresses are be available everywhere :)

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Antonella C'est moi said...

Amazing!!!nica day kisses

BeSugarandSpice said...

Me gustan mucho las fotos vintage!!!
Besos

FAshiOnistA ErA said...

really unique colors ive seen for the dresses!!

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Lovely Sara said...

Just gorgeous! Love how this brides look in their magnificent dresses, just like princesses on the way to become queens. I wonder if dresses like this are still to found. I've seen a lot of rockabilly 50s brides lately, but none with a original 50s dress, splendid like those.

Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog. Since I visited yours I'm thinking about weddings and imagine how a Carmen Miranda inspired bride might look ;-)

Love, Sara xx

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I love the backstory on 1950's dress shopping, too! That is so awesome...and actually, there's a couple there that I'm actually quite partial, too!

Street Fashion Paris said...

Vintage!!! those golden days!!! xxx

Punctuation Mark said...

I love anything vintage!

Rhian Morris said...

So elegant!