Vintage Style: 1950s Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses

Apologies for the long absence.  It seems like life went into hyper-drive in December and still hasn’t slowed down.  For instance, my wonderful big sister is getting married this month so it’s been a whirlwind of wedding planning and bridesmaid duties recently.  However planning weddings is one of my dream jobs and when they involve vintage touches so much the better. 

My sister chose a stunning vintage ivory brocade dress from the 1950s for her wedding dress.  With that in mind I had been scouring the internet for 50s style dresses that would be bridesmaid appropriate.  Thought I’d share some of the options and websites that stood out.


This is a really cool site to check out if you haven’t already.  In addition to having sizes up to 36W they allow you to customize various elements of most of their dresses.  So if you prefer a cap sleeve or a shorter hem you can get that.  Perfect for a wedding with a diverse group of bridesmaids.  

Fifties Colorblock Dress

Havana Dress in Spring Green

Virginia Dress


Great selection of vintage inspired clothes and accessories.  They even have some true vintage pieces if you can snag them.

Lady Love Song dress

Reception to Follow Dress

Anne Hathaway’s Vintage Wedding Look

Congratulations to the new Mrs. Shulman! 

I adore Anne Hathaway.  She is a wonderful actress and truly seems to be a down to earth celebrity which in this world is refreshing.  She also has a great sense of style and often tops my best dressed list. 

Naturally when it came to her big day she did not disappoint with her bridal look.  Decked out in a strapless ivory silk point d’esprit tulle dress from Valentino, which included a pink hand-painted shaded train embroidered with satin flowers, she dazzled. 

The icing on the cake though was her 1920s-inspired veil and head piece.  It consists of a lace ribbon with a large flower and is adorned with small crystal beads.  With her pixie hair cut it was the perfect vintage touch to her ensemble.

Anne Hathaway’s wedding dress sketch from designer Valentino

What did you think of Anne Hathaway’s wedding look?  Would you wear a head piece like hers?