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36 Stunning Vintage Wedding Dresses From Yesteryear

Over 100 years of wedding days...

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15. 1928

Nantucket Historical Association

Arline Wilma Preston before her wedding to Clark Wallace Bishop. Caption reads: "Before the dress was given to the NHA in 1987, it was altered and worn by four other young women in the family."

18. 1931

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Society bride, Inez Mc Namara holding a bunch of flowers outside St. James' Church, Spanish Place, London immediately after her wedding to William Mc Namara. She is wearing a diamond cross on her chest.

19. 1933

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Actress Ann Todd (1909 - 1993) models her wedding gown. Designed and made by Helene Galin, it is of white and silver damask satin with a cloud pattern. A long train is edged with lace belonging to her great great grandmother.

23. 1944


Actress and bride-to-be Elyse Knox tries on the fabric from her fiance's parachute. He was shot down in over China and the parachute, which has bullet holes from Japanese Zeros in it, will be fashioned into a wedding gown.

34. 1964

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French designer Yves Saint Laurent's wedding gown in white damasked cotton is shown from his spring collection in Paris, France on Feb. 12, 1964. The dress is accessorized with white elbow gloves, shoes topped with flowers and a long tress trimmed with flowers.

35. 1966

AP Photo

A white silk wedding gown draped with matching cape is worn with a white mink tail hat and white gloves at the fall and winter fashion show in Paris, France, in Sept. 1966. The dress is presented with the new winter collection of French designer Hubert de Givenchy.

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