Originally posted on October 4, 2022 @ 12:56 pm
Last Updated on December 2, 2022 by inckredible
Every decade came with its style, and there was no decade that we were not enthralled with fashion statements that left us speechless.
From big hairstyles to brightly colored jackets, denim frenzy, and crocodile-skinned shoes and bags. While designers were bringing positive change and revolutions to our everyday clothing, they didn’t neglect one of the essential outfits every woman wants to wear, the wedding dress.
Like decades before, the 70s came with its wedding dress styles that have since been a favored topic among fashion enthusiasts. Here are some of the 70s wedding dress styles still relevant today.
70s wedding dresses:
1. Turtle neck wedding dresses
Before the movement of body positivity and whatnot, women generally took pride in covering all corners of their bodies in public, including on their wedding day. But with the revolution now, more women have found more confidence in showing some parts or maybe all, but that hasn’t changed a thing for the legendary turtle neck wedding dress. Keeping in mind that there’s beauty in you and your flaws, turtle neck dresses can be made with lace, which keeps both style and positivity in check.
2. Wedding dress with funnel sleeves
Funnel sleeves will always have a special place in our hearts because of the added beauty they bring to wedding dresses. If you don’t get what a funnel sleeve is, it’s a sleeve that is fitted around the biceps down to the elbow and opens up from there, giving you extra fabric to play with. Though your arm is covered completely, you can still show off your dazzling jewelry just by flapping your arms around; now, imagine this goodness on your wedding dress. Just gorgeous.
3. Hooded wedding dress
We are not talking about Red riding hood. We are talking about you in your gorgeous wedding dress that has a hoodie attached to it. You can take them off any time you want or keep them on. Hoodies are fun on their own because of their easy-going persona; now imagine such vibes on your wedding dress. Brides in the 70s looked spectacular in their hooded wedding dresses, and we know you would not look any less.
4. Boho wedding dresses
When planning a wedding, your wedding dress must flow with the theme of your wedding. Is it a royal wedding you want, a Viking wedding, a farmers’ wedding, or a beach wedding? If the latter is your choice, then wearing a boho dress is your best option. Boho dresses are simple, fun, free, and easy to wear and walk with, making them perfect for the relaxed feel of a beach wedding.
5. Corset wedding dresses
Corsets are one of the oldest women’s accessories, dating back to the 1940s. Its return in the 70s meant more women used it to make their waist look smaller and their bosoms fuller. What is that one thing every woman desires today? Tiny waist and more enormous bosoms. If that’s something you want today, a corset gown is what you should check out. Just a pull of a few strings, and you have your desired look for your big day without the rigors of working out and dieting.
6. V-neck wedding dresses
V-necks are prestigious when it comes to dresses. They particularly fit a specific group of women, the plus-sized women with more full breasts than average. V-necks cuts across the chest so beautifully that it gives the proper definition and proportion to everything on the chest area. In the 70s V-neck gowns only stopped at the heart, but with the evolution of fashion, a v-neck can plunge even deeper depending on how much you are willing to expose and how comfortable you want to be. Either way, v-neck dresses should be on your list to try out.
7. Off-shoulders wedding dresses
Why bother with the kind of neckline your wedding dress should have when it could be entirely off your shoulders? No need for that added pressure on what to expose and keep hidden when it could just fall off your shoulders and let you enjoy your day with so much ease and finesse. An off-shoulder dress could also have a sweetheart neckline that adds to its unique magnificence.
8. Sleeveless dress and coat
Although this style is gradually being phased out, you can still rock it with a few adjustments here and there. The dress style, which often feels like wearing a 2-in-1 dress, peaked in the early 1970s. You could wear the coat for the wedding ceremony and remove it to expose the beautiful sleeveless gown for the reception. Easy, fun, and inexpensive, yet unpopular. The best part of the dress is that the gown was worn inside, and the coat could be of different fabrics, creating a brilliant blend of fabrics that would remain on the lips of many for years to come.
9. Fringe wedding dresses
Well, well! Who says a fringe dress is only allowed when you visit a jazz club? What if your husband-to-be is a jazz musician? What better way to honor him and his craft than showing up in a beautiful Fringe dress? Fringe dresses have a reputation for being chic and classy, and when that’s the theme of your wedding, there’s no better option than a fringe dress. This dress could be short or ankle length, depending on your preference, but the essential thing would be the shine, the shimmer a fringe dress gives with every step you take towards the love of your life.
10. Combo of the 60s and 80s styles
The 60s and the 80s gave us some of the most iconic fashion statements we have today. Most designers still take a trip down memory lane to this era to collect inspiration to create some of the spectacular designs we have today. Those in the 70s had the liberty of combining two or more styles that were trending back then and made unforgettable wedding dresses that would be an example for brides. An idea was; a wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and puff sleeves. Gorgeous!
Because a wedding is the second most important event in anyone’s life, it is critical that you don’t get it wrong when choosing a wedding dress. You should be able to shine through on that day more than anyone else because you deserve it, and you should be given all the attention. Nobody should be allowed to steal your thunder on your big day just because they wore something you weren’t willing to try. So while we preach beauty and elegance, we also preach comfort and affordability. Here you have it, ladies, ten 70s wedding dresses you must consider if you must steal the show on your big day.