10 Timeless Wedding Gowns

Dresses through the decades


When you choose your wedding gown take a look back in history, maybe you want a stylish 1920’s style wedding gown? Or do you prefer the kitsch style of the fifties? Or perhaps you even want to be thoroughly modern with your wedding dress and take some present-day influence. Take a browse through ten of our favourite wedding gowns that take an influence from fashion history. See our bridalwear section for even more inspiration.

  • 1920’s – Claire Pettibone – Toulouse1920’s – Claire Pettibone – Toulouse

    The Toulouse dress from Claire Pettibone is the perfect style if you want to channel a bit of 1920’s glamour. The ivory gown is made with platinum silk with silver flowers and bows at the hips. The cap sleeves give a beautiful vintage feel to the dress and the look can be completed with a 1920’s style veil.

    For further information: www.clairepettibone.com
  • 1930’s – Eternity Bride – D50831930’s – Eternity Bride – D5083

    This beautiful gown from Eternity Bride just oozes 1930’s style. The beaded detail around the bust line then follows down to the skirt. It’s the little details that make this dress so special, especially the scalloped edging that is used in the train of the dress as well as on the cap sleeves.

    For further information: www.eternitybridal.co.uk
  • 1940’s – Art Couture – AC2761940’s – Art Couture – AC276

    Add a 1940’s twist to your attire with this beautiful wedding gown from Art Couture. The lace detail throughout the dress gives it some vintage style which is enhanced by the beautiful diamante brooch at the bust line.

    For further information: www.artcouturebridal.co.uk
  • 1950’s – Sincerity Bridal – 37001950’s – Sincerity Bridal – 3700

    This stylish shorter-style wedding dress is a great way to add some 1950’s kitsch to your bridal attire. The a-line skirt and cinched in waist is what really helps to enhance this 1950’s style. If you want to go all out with your wedding theme then complete the look with white gloves, a sleek up-do and vibrant lipstick.

    For further information: www.sinceritybridal.com
  • 1960’s – Tobi Hannah – Cara1960’s – Tobi Hannah – Cara

    The Cara dress from Tobi Hannah is ideal for adding a bit of sixties style to your wedding day. This short-style wedding dress would be perfect for a young bride or a wedding abroad. Complete your sixties bridal look with a beehive hair style finished with a white headband.

    For further information: www.tobihannah.co.uk
  • 1970’s – Belle and Bunty – The Bunty1970’s – Belle and Bunty – The Bunty

    This floaty and feminine dress from Belle and Bunty will add some laid-back seventies influence to your day. Made from silk chiffon with a silk satin underlay, the gown has a light and delicate feel so you will appear to float down the aisle.

    For further information: www.belleandbunty.co.uk
  • 1980’s – Stephanie Allin – Garbo1980’s – Stephanie Allin – Garbo

    Garbo from Stephanie Allin is great for adding a stylish and unusual twist to your wedding attire. If you want to go all out then you could accessorise with a wide-brimmed hat.

    For further information: www.stephanieallin.net
  • 1990’s – Hollywood Dreams – Atlanta1990’s – Hollywood Dreams – Atlanta

    The nineties saw a boom in fairytale and ballgown style wedding dresses. The Atlanta dress from Hollywood Dreams has an asymmetrical bodice with pretty diamante detailing and then leads into a flowing a-line skirt.

    For further information: www.hollywooddreams.co.uk
  • 2000’s – Impression Bridal – 10128A2000’s – Impression Bridal – 10128A

    Add some sleek style from the noughties with this organza and satin gown from Impression Bridal. The fishtail style gives a beautiful silhouette and the ruffled skirt gives this dress an extra special finishing touch leaving you with an ultra-glam look.

    For further information: www.impressionbridal.co.uk
  • 2010’s – Claire Mischevani – Bella2010’s – Claire Mischevani – Bella

    With celebrity brides such as Una Healy and the Duchess of Cambridge choosing lace wedding gowns, this new decade sees a revival of lace dresses. The Bella dress shown here with lace overlay is perfect for creating an elegant and modern look.

    For further information: www.clairemischevani.com

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