1930s Wedding Dresses
The silhouette of wedding dresses from the 30s is long, fluid and form hugging. Wedding dresses are modest in style, with high necks and long sleeves, but the bias cutting that clings to the curves leaves nothing but also everything to the imagination.
Satins are if anything more fashionable than chenille lace as they look so fabulous in black and white photography. Other fabrics that are also on trend are tulle, organza and as the decade progresses Rayon and Art Silk. The drama of these dresses comes from the long trains and frequent huge puff sleeves. Hollywood has a strong influence in this decade: wedding dresses often look a little like movie star dresses of the day. Great Garbo in Queen Christina and her stand collar definitely had an impact.