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C20th Fashion History 1956 Wedding Dress Photos
1950s Bride with Bridesmaids Wedding Group 1956


1950s Ballerina Length Dresses for Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Group 1956

1950s Ballerina Length dresses for Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Group 1956

The bride is Vera's cousin Joan and she wore a fashionable ballerina length lace wedding dress.  Vera is actually one of the bridesmaids above.  The bridesmaids ballerina length dresses were pale blue with matching gloves and shoes.

Ballerina length dresses were all the rage in 1956 and Gloria also wore a ballerina length dress here.

The 1956 wedding above was in Ramsgate UK.

Another 1950's Wedding Dress

Late 1950s Bride with Bridesmaids Wedding Group 1958

The above picture of wedding dresses was taken later in the decade.  See more 1958 wedding dresses.

Celebrity Wedding in 1956

1956 Facts and Events

  • The Suez Crisis. The Suez Canal was nationalized and control taken from Britain and France.
  • Elvis Presley became an international, world acclaimed star with Love Me Tender film.
  • IBM created the first hard disk drive.
  • Prince Rainier III of Monaco married film star Grace Kelly.
  • Velcro fastening introduced to public.

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