Originally posted on October 4, 2022 @ 1:05 pm
Last Updated on March 19, 2023 by inckredible
A wedding dress is the second most important decision a bride has to make after choosing her husband.
If she misses it, it will hunt her for life because pictures will be there to tell the story years after the day has passed.
But as we all know and agree, making a choice is very difficult, which is why we often look up to the past for inspiration.
The 60s is one era that birthed so many wedding dress styles, and we’re grateful for it. Here are some of the best 60s wedding dresses that would still turn heads today.
60s Wedding Dresses:
1. Wedding dresses with sweetheart neckline
Sweetheart’s neckline came to light in the 50s. Still, only a few brides were willing to try it, but then came the 60s, and we had more brides who were more open to other styles. Soon after, it became the neckline of choice for brides, and even today, many brides still go for it because of the elegance it brings to the bride’s dress. The sweetheart neckline is perfect for the bride willing to show a little bit of something and showcase her beautiful jewelry.
2. A-line wedding dresses
The A-line wedding dress is slightly different from the voluminous tulle wedding dress. While a tulle dress takes layers and layers of fabric to create its volume, an A-line dress is a simpler, less voluminous wedding dress yet exudes so much elegance that more than 70% of brides in the 60s opted for this style of gown. To date, brides are still very in love with the simplicity and beauty of A-line wedding dresses. It is such a delight to choose an A-line dress because it’s pretty ordinary, and you have the opportunity to add whatever you want to the dress for
3. Wedding dresses with long gloves
Gloves paired with wedding dresses give off royalty vibes. It makes the bride feel like a Queen with those beautiful gloves gracing her entire arm. Before the 60s era, gloves were worn, but not long gloves. Then came the People’s princess, who wore a strapless dress and long gloves, and her action sparked a fire among designers, and it became a trend still valid even today. The beauty of wearing gloves is that your gloves can be made from any fabric, from satin to chiffon, anything to make your arm shine.
4. Straight wedding dresses
Straight dresses have an aura that exudes finesse. Now a straight wedding dress? Just too much beauty to behold. Add that to the bride’s hair, make-up, bouquet, and shoes, and you can almost tell it’ll be too much for your guests to handle. A straight gown is one of the most specific gowns to wear, especially when the bride is going for a simple yet chic gown to wear to grace her big day. A straight gown can come in different fabrics, have different necklines, and fit women of all shapes and sizes without losing their finesse. Are you thinking of something you would look good in without so much work? A straight gown.
5. Wedding dresses with capped sleeves
Capped sleeves came to save those of us who aren’t very comfortable with wearing a strapless dress. As beautiful and elegant as a wedding dress must be, it should be comfortable, and that’s what capped sleeves do for us. It’s that thin line between wearing a sleeveless gown and a strapless gown. It still gives that strapless feel but helps you hold your dress in place. Capped sleeves on wedding dresses are so fashionable, and they can be made from different things, like beads, rhinestones, or spikes, to give a finished look beyond your imagination.
6. Floral patterned wedding dresses
Back in the 60s, women were obsessed with flowers, especially daisies. They included it in everything related to their wedding, including the fabric used for making their wedding dress. From then to date, it is a practice we are all grateful for; having your wedding dress made from floral patterned material. The best part is, it could be any flower of your choice. Now not only do you get to hold beautiful flowers in your hand, but you also get to wear them. It’s something that we would always be grateful for.
7. Tea-length wedding dresses
Who wears Louboutin shoes and covers them up with a gown? Nobody does that; in fact, no bride would do that, which is why we appreciate tea-length gowns. Most tea-length gowns are A-shaped, like having two-in-one goodness. It gives more room to walk around and dance without holding your dress up so as not to trip and fall flat on your face. When legends like Elizabeth Taylor wore a tea-length dress at her wedding, we knew this would live on for years to come, and now that it’s still available in our time, there’s no other way to go than to give a tea-length wedding dress a chance.
8. Mini dresses
It is said that the only way to go is up when you’re down. So we’re going all the way up. We had the floor-sweeping gowns, then tea-length gowns, and now we have a mini wedding dress. We are here to serve legs, and legs shall we serve. We are all in for any outfit that has us showing off our shoes and straight legs. Mini dresses are chic and so convenient to wear. A mini wedding dress should be your go-to option whenever trying to spice things up and change from the norm.
9. Satin wedding dresses
Before lace became an item, satin was there for us; it served us and made beautiful dresses for us, including wedding dresses. Its smooth and silky look gave our dresses a beautiful finish, and how it shimmers with every move made. Spectacular! Satin wedding dresses are simply gorgeous. They became popular in the 60s and made rounds all over the globe because it is inexpensive yet gives us more than our money’s worth. For that reason, they are still a great choice, even for brides today. Satin never goes out of style and will always keep its elegance.
10. Colored wedding dress
The white wedding dress that is so popular today wasn’t so until the Victoria era, and even while it came to light, some women still preferred to grace their big day in a colored dress. Today, while white wedding dresses are considered tradition, some brides still choose to wear dresses of a different color, and we all support it. We would do the same, too, if we were not so chicken-hearted, but that shouldn’t stop you at all.
And because we wouldn’t have a present without the past and no future without the present, we have compiled this list of options brides had back in the 60s that would still turn heads if you gave them a chance today. These ten wedding dress options are still very much valid, but with a modern touch here and there to give you the best wedding dress that would be the talk for years to come.