Since “retro” can technically mean anything from last season’s trends to the pelts worn by cavemen, we’ve decided to use the word for the purpose of describing fashions from the past century that are stylish once again.
The “Lillian” gown from This Next is crafted from early 1940s-style silk charmeuse with caramel lace overlay.
A pouf-y A-line skirt, boat neck, and girlish gloves evoke a very 1950s feel with this wedding dress from Candy Anthony.
This plus-sized empire waist gown from Zaftique features 70s-inspired bell sleeves and a figure-flattering sweetheart neckline. The “Blanca” is floaty and feminine, perfect for the flower child bride!
Also featured on our list of Short & Simple Wedding Dresses, this Maddison shift wedding dress from Monsoon features faux pearl detailing, scalloped embroidery, and a large cutaway “V” at the back. Great for the bride who wants to show off her legs!
Many strapless styles from the 50s could double as pretty prom dresses, such as this ivory lace taffeta number from Blue Velvet Vintage.