Traditional Bridal Gown Details in Today’s Gowns

dresses thru the years

Bridal Gown Decade Details

(n) Bridal Gown: the most important dress a woman will ever wear.

With bridal fashion week in full swing, we thought it was the perfect time to discuss wedding gowns. With all the new trends, we wanted to highlight all the traditional and classic touches of yesteryear that still have our hearts – and are being reimagined into modern gowns. Contemporary fashion designers are taking inspiration from the bridal looks of the past and incorporating vintage details in modern looks. Here are some of our favorites.


1920 dress

This vintage style Eliza Jane Howell dress emulates the roaring twenties to a T. The shimmering glitz paired with the gorgeous headpiece nods to vintage flair without it being costume-y.


1950 dress

The time of Elvis and tea-lengths. This trend has just recently come back into style. We love this brides blush and scalloped dress and bird cage veil.

Photography by: Tonya Peterson

Dress by: Modest Couture by Elizabeth


1960  dress

This 1960s inspired look is both sexy and timeless! The off shoulder neckline and three-quarter sleeves paired with the bumped up hairstyle reminds us of Jackie Kennedy.

Photo coutesy of The Lane – Real Weddings and Elise Hassey Photography

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1970 dress

Similar to the boho trend today, 70s wedding dresses were all about comfort and flow. Try matching this lace embellished gown with a crown of fresh flowers.

Photo: Courtesy of Trevor Dixon


1980 dress

Since Princess Kate wore them, long embellished sleeves are back in style and here to stay. This Alessandra Rinaudo gown features the 80s trend as well as a long train for drama.   This gorgeous dress merges the classic and the modern – without the puffy shoulders.

A New Era

2000s dress

Modern trends have shown us designs that are completely new as two-piece wedding gowns are rising in popularity. The 2016 Zahavit Tshuba collection is full of flirty crop tops, perfect for the modern bride.