Saturday, November 14, 2009

Vintage Bride 40s vs 50s

I haven't posted anything for weddings in a while. I think I needed to glory in my own from July a bit :) However, I can see that I am still getting quite a few hits for weddings and since I have tons of resources that I used to plan my own, I will keep posting until I get through them all.

One resource that I found incredibly helpful in deciding on my dress silhouette was a book called Vintage Weddings by Daniela Turudich. Unfortunately, the book is out of print, but I was able to get a copy to use through my local library. I still have a few scans from the book and I thought I would post them for you to give you an idea of the book contents.

The neatest thing about the book is that it covers 1910 through 1950, giving various details on each era and it's accompanying accessories. This is extremely helpful to someone that knows they want to have a vintage wedding but doesn't know which style they like the best. By breaking each decade down, Turudich helps to outline the traits that a bride may find suits her personality the best. Below are the dress details from the 40s and 50s, so you can see the difference. You can click on the images to enlarge them.




tinky_la_belle said...

Hey there! I'm reserching into having a 50s themed wedding and your site has been stupidly helpful.
For those readers that are from the UK there are some wonderfull vintage reproduction shops based in London called vivien of holloway and what katie did both have websites.
I was just wondering though if you know of anywhere I could get a jacket like the one pictured in the above print? Or a pattern?

Tart Deco said...

Actually I do. The woman who made my wedding corset also makes wonderful lace boleros for weddings and she sometimes even has them in stock. She sells on etsy as the seller Rohm ( You can read about my experience with her by clicking on the corsets and crinolines label in the sidebar and going to the post called Something Old- Wedding Corset.

Thanks for the shop suggestions too. I will add them to my Hip Threads links.

Congrats on the upcoming wedding!

Frankie's Wife said...

I have the exact 1940's wedding dress that you depict. It was my great aunt's, who was married in 1945. My grandma made the dress for her out of cream satin. She covered all 200 buttons herself and added a pleated tiny satin detail around the neckline. It's simply stunning and I have modeled it at local womens clubs.
I love your blog!!!

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