(Closed) 'Modern' look to wear to a 1950's style wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

That’s  really super cute!


 There are so many opitons that will give you that look w/out being costumey.


Look for anything fitted with a natural waist, and full skirt. If it’s small strapped you can always wear a shruken cardigan and/or belt it.


That’s the basic premise.


Post # 5
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think that’s totally close enough to count! I wouldn’t want to go overboard with it, either. 

Post # 6
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

peter pan collar, full skirt, you’re all set.


Your showing that you are “playing along” without totally being in a costume.




Post # 7
1693 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m pretty sure almost anything with a modest neckline and a skirt that starts at your natural waist will be just fine. If you have short hair you could style it sort of poofy like they did in the 50’s, otherwise a classic french twist would be perfect. 🙂 Good luck and have fun!

Post # 8
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Add some structured curled hair and a red lip and I think you’re golden.

Post # 9
3697 posts
Sugar bee

You could also see if there are any stores near you that carry the Stop Staring! label, or Bettie Page. They have lots of cute dresses that have a retro vibe, but are still modern enough to wear without looking costumey. They are especially flattering on curvier figures.

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