After the shortages of World War II, women were ready for a little luxury. And brides didn’t want to skimp on the lace or fabric.
In 1947, French designer Christian Dior caused a sensation when he introduced his “new look,” hour-glass dresses with long, flowing skirts – skirts made of yards and yards of cloth.
The billowing skirts and wasp-waist designs evolved in the 1950s and may have peaked around 1956. There are also many other notable designs in this period.
Check out these glamorous photos to see what brides looked like in the 1950s.