1920's Wedding Dresses
By: Sophie Stancil
The outburst of the wedding dresses.
Until the 1920s wedding dresses were always in the style of the moment, if more elaborately decorated than usual. In the 1920s however, there was a revolution in women's clothing, and hemlines for ordinary wear that rose from the shoe to above the knee. At first wedding styles followed suit, and brides showed their ankles, but as skirts grew more abstract, it was felt by some to be unsuitable for a church service, and many brides preferred full-length wedding gowns. This choice of following the fashion of the season or reverting to a long dress with a train led in the twentieth century to the development of a separate style in bridal wear which echoed.