The formality of the early 1950s gave way to fun, hip, simpler silhouettes of the 1960s as well as the old fashioned hippie gowns of the 70s. The sixties and seventies were a great time to be married with the choice of several new styles of retro wedding dresses:
- The 50s style tea gown continued with shorter hemlines and sleeveless (not strapless) designs
- The new 60s shift dress or baby doll shape made a wedding casual, fun and comfortable
- The long wedding dress didn’t disappear, but rather slimmed down into a straight column shape with empire bustline
- Modest lace or chiffon maxi dresses made up most 70s wedding dresses
Today’s retro vintage loving bride can still find many vintage ’60s wedding dresses for sale online, but a new vintage inspired 60s or 70s bridal dress can often be more affordable, made of better materials, is built to fit a modern body. These new 60s and 70s wedding dresses and gowns are some of the best choices we’ve found online.