1950s Wedding Dresses

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The beauty of the past meets a modern bridal aesthetic. 1950s wedding dresses from Martin Thornburg take inspiration from sophisticated icons such as Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn while keeping an of-the-moment outlook. Featuring classic sweetheart necklines, striking ball gown skirts and elegant satin fabric, our 1950s wedding dresses relish in a timeless beauty so that you can feel confident as you make your way down the aisle on your special day. For the brides-to-be with a vintage-loving heart - browse 1950s wedding dresses from Martin Thornburg below:

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Johanna | #MTL12254


Primrose | #MTL12251


Carol | #219209JKT

Corded Lace Long Sleeve Jacket

Adelaide | #MTL22002

Royally elegant plus size strapless sweetheart ball gown

Adelaide | #MTL22002

Grand strapless ball gown with oversized bow detail at back

Monroe | #120236

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Monroe | #120236

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Fiona Grace | #119264B

Minimalist Sleeveless Satin Ball Gown with Spaghetti Straps

Elizabeth | #119258

Sensual Halter Fit and Flare Silhouette

Fiona | #119264A

Breathtaking Satin Ball Gown with Cut-Out Floral Motifs

Carol | #219209F

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Reyes | #220271

Simple cold shoulder fit and flare crepe gown

Lindley | #220274

Delicate lace plus size fit and flare gown with plunging front keyhole

Clemente | #MTL22008

Eye-catching sequin tulle plus size ball gown with hand-beaded lace

Benecia | #220272

Sleek crepe plus size fit and flare gown with low keyhole back

Benecia | #220272

Sophisticated lace and crepe fit and flare gown with high neckline

Odette | #120250

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Marcela | #120255

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Joni | #219203MKD

Minimalist Strapless Mikado Gown

Joni Marie | #219203STN

Simple Satin Gown

Alicia | #219208

Chic Off-the-Shoulder Stretch Crepe Fit and Flare Gown

Lindley | #220274

Vintage-inspired lace fit and flare gown with illusion high neckline

Clemente | #MTL22008

Princess-worthy sequin tulle ball gown with sweetheart bodice

Serena Joy | #119282B

Daring Sleeveless Fit and Flare Gown with Halter Neckline
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1950s Wedding Dresses from Martin Thornburg

Classic glamour balanced with modern sophistication - 1950s wedding dresses from Martin Thornburg are the elegant vintage-inspired gowns you’ve been searching for. Whether you want to keep it totally traditional with a wedding dress that features long sleeves and a ball gown skirt or searching to incorporate past trends like sweetheart necklines through modern mermaid silhouettes, our 1950s wedding dresses utilize the beauty of the beloved decade in a wide variety of designs so that you can finally say “yes” to the dress of your dreams. 


What type of wedding dress you should wear based on your favorite icon from the 1950s: 

If you’re searching for a 1950s-inspired wedding dress, you’ve probably got a favorite icon in mind that you’re looking to emulate. Audrey Hepburn on the mind? Opt for a sweet style like Fiona from Martin Thornburg. Featuring a full ball gown skirt, cinched waist and pleated v-neckline, this sweet wedding dress captures Hepburn’s feminine charm while still keeping it modern with alluring spaghetti straps. Or maybe you’re the type of bride that wants to strike a balance between a sexy flair and classy disposition - if that’s the case, stick with wedding dresses that feature revealing plunging necklines and traditional long sleeves like Rita in order to channel some Marilyn Monroe vibes. Finally, if you want to go all-out sophisticated like Jackie Kennedy, opt for a wedding dress like Naomi that offers ¾-length sleeves and chic crepe fabric with minimal lace embellishments. 


What were wedding dresses like in the 1950s?

Where the ‘30s and ‘40s were focused on simplicity and frugality, the 1950s escaped the wartime mindsight and began an age of prosperity. Brides took pride in their femininity and wore wedding dresses that accentuated that mindsight with full ball gown skirts, cinched waists and ultra-flattering sweetheart necklines that were complemented by cap sleeves. While wedding dresses were still modest, brides began to go against the norm and don tea-length gowns that were much more revealing than previous styles of the past decades. It was a time of tradition but was also a groundbreaking moment for women - one where we saw many breaking the status quo and paving the way for new bridal trends to take place. 


Bridal styles that revel in the beauty of the past - 1950s wedding dresses from Martin Thornburg will capture the heart of any vintage-loving bride.