Weddings Through the Ages: From the 1900s to Today

Take a look back at the most popular wedding trends, from attire to reception décor to cakes, starting in the early 1900s.

1900s

In the early 1900s, the customary wedding dress featured an S-shaped corset, which drew in the stomach and pushed out the bosom, an effect emphasized by frills on the bodice. Gigot sleeves were popular — wide, puffy sleeves that tapered to a narrow forearm. While white was still the color of choice for affluent brides, due to Queen Victoria’s trend-setting gown in 1840, other brides opted to wear azure, mauve, or pale pink. High waists, high collars, long trains, long gloves, and veiled hats also were in fashion.  More here.

Photo by: Alissa Saylor Photography 

 

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