1920-1930 Photos of Real People in Weddings Fashion History 1920s
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
1920-1930 Wedding Fashion of Real People
History - 1920s Wedding Photos
These are original family wedding photos of ordinary people in special
occasion clothes taken between 1920 and 1930. They include
weddings of 1921,1923,
1930. My special thanks to
Carol Morgan of Cardiff who
went to considerable trouble to send me these images. Like many
people who inherit boxes of old photos, Carol was fascinated by her finds.
She had never seen some of these old photos until a relative died in her
ninetieth year. All old wedding photos on this page were taken in
the Cardiff area of UK.
Plenty of lower calf leg is on show compared to the longer
lengths of another era in 1910, but the skirts are still not truly short.
That came in 1926 when skirts reached the knee. You can see some
flapper photos here. You can
read more detailed text about 1920s fashions in
Old photos can be useful when tracing family members and narrowing down
search dates, but mystery can surround them too. In this old
photo below both women carry bouquets, but it is not known which woman here
is the bridesmaid and which the bride or it may be that both were
bridesmaids. The woman on the left wears a more pastel dress and her hat
does have some veiling evident. But the woman on the right carries a
much larger more elaborate sweet pea bouquet and it is traditional that the
bride has the most ornate flowers. Perhaps the couple on the left are
an older sister or brother. Both women wear typical 1920's style Mary Jane
ankle strap shoes.
Immediately below - October 1930, Hilda's Wedding
Click for an enlargement of this delightful photograph. Hilda's dress
has a hemline covered in feathers. The dress is much longer than
through the 1920s and after a sudden drop in hemlines in
Directly below is Hilda as a young woman circa
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