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20 Awesome Vintage Wedding Trends That Still Look Great Today

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There is never too much inspiration for the wedding since it's one of the most important days for a lot of people. To make it memorable, people usually go for the latest trends. However, there are so many wedding trends in the past that still look stylish today. Check out these wedding pictures and see for yourself!

1. Puffy ‘80s

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Although there might be some controversies about it, the puff sleeve trend in the '80s was loved by women. You can find them on gowns and wedding dresses very often at that time. If you want the retro vibe, go for the puff!

2. Layers Like Cake

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Some may find the layered up dress like the wedding cake is not that charming, but it was a popular trend back then. Although the style may seem a bit too cliche nowadays, make a bit of modern improvement here and there will probably make it trendy again!

3. Elvis Kind Of Wedding

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It was such a big-time for the era when Elvis Presly married Priscilla. The iconic wedding of the biggest star of the time really caught everyone's attention with a traditional tuxedo, a fashionable lace dress, and the '60s make up. 

4. Rockstar ‘80s 

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Rockstars' weddings are always intriguing to the public. As one of those, Mick Jagger and Bianca's wedding was such a memorable moment. Bianca opted for an elegant white suit and a stunning hat, which became a new wedding trend around the world. Today, it's still a great option for brides to go for something masculine but still elegant. 

5. Hollywood In '40s

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In 1945, American actors Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart got married. Lauren didn't go for a traditional wedding gown, but a smart suit instead, with a stylish hairstyle to match. It really enriched the wedding outfit ideas for women. 

6. John Lennon & Yoko Ono

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Speaking of vintage weddings, there is no way to leave John Lennon and Yoko Ono's out of the list. They simply had a registry office wedding with an even simpler outfit. John Lennon wore beige trousers and a jacket while Yoko Ono wore a mini dress with knee-high socks. How classic!

7. ‘80s With The Crown

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There were some wild fashion trends in the '80s, which also reflected on weddings. When more was better, brides adorned themselves with as many accessories and jewelry as they could, but this particular look proves that sometimes, it just worked! The crown veil is a piece of art, and literally makes everyone feel like a queen on their big day!

8. The Free ‘70s

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Since there wasn't much to constrict the brides in the ‘70s, they took advantage of the newfound freedom. Instead of the old traditions of wearing big white wedding gowns, they picked new, simple, flowing, colorful day dresses. This bride hardly looks like she is attending someone else's wedding, which makes it even more iconic!

9. Simplicity In The ‘20s 

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There was still a lot of underlying simplicity in the 20s' fashion, while most were about opulence. Some brides opted for more toned down wedding looks, which ended up looking charmingly simple.

10. Gothic Look

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The gothic look usually means longer suits for the men and frilly detailed gowns for the women. The inspiration for the style might have been the Adams Family movies, which is not surprising! Quirky musical instruments such as the ukulele were used as an optional accessory!

11. The ‘60s Veils Styles

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The bride had a short but very full-bodied wedding veil, which completed the toned-down look. The veil adds a big dose of freshness to her look, and perfectly reflects the changing trends in the ‘60s. Women were freed from many restrictions, and long veils might have just been one of them.

12. Elegant ‘50s

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In the ‘50s, there was more freedom about how women dressed, including wedding ceremonies. Higher hemlines revealed ankles and added more emphasis on the female curves. This look would have been unacceptable a few years back, so women were eventually getting some freedom they deserved!

13. Demure ‘20s

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The ‘20s was all about elegance. Women put great effort to appear stylish without revealing too much skin. Wedding dresses from that time reflected this idea, and brides often wore gorgeously crafted gowns with the veils to match. This trend can work perfectly fine today, so if you need more inspiration, look into the '20s!

14. The Pink Bridesmaids

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Pink is one of the most common colors for bridesmaids dresses. However, when you also have the matching hats and specific dress cuts, you get an iconic ‘80s look instead. If you want your wedding to have some sense of humor, all-pink might be the way to do it!

15. ‘70s Alternative

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In the '70s, hippies definitely wouldn't wear any traditional white wedding dress. Instead, they made a rainbow garden party for the ceremony. We assume anyone passing by would get invited to eat the wedding cake and dance to the party music!

16. Mini Skirts In The '60s

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The ‘60s was a big time for mini skirts, and women loved them enough to wear to weddings. Showing the free spirit of the era, the bride was wearing one of the shortest wedding dresses we have ever seen, complete with some beautiful laces and long see-through sleeves. 

17. The Hooded Veil

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Here is more proof of the variability of the wedding veil throughout history! Women in the early ‘70s chose to wear more unique veils for their ceremonies, and we are impressed with the bold, hooded look. It's a bonus to have some wide and long sleeves to match.

18. Artistic Headpieces

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There is no doubt that these bridesmaids went for more creative headpieces. They put crown-like pieces on their heads, which made a perfect finishing touch to the overall look!

19. Bridesmaid’s Statement Dress

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Bridesmaids are often asked to put on strange dresses, but this look from the ‘70s was just lovely. With the floral and matching dresses, the bridesmaids must have been the stars of the whole ceremony! Compared to these choices, the dresses for bridesmaids today are more like a step-down!

20. The Hats

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Hats were big in fashion in the 1910s. The bigger and heavier they were, the better. You can see this trend at weddings too. Brides could be seen going all out for their wedding headpiece, even if it may be a bit too hard to dance with!

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