Wedding Fashion in the 1960s


Oh, geez, sorry to wake you up so early, Amy.
As you know, the time machine's been acting up lately so the  temporal length adviser of your existence in the 1960's is  off just a touch.

But I have to say that the bedroom you're staying in looks pretty cozy. 

You're staying with the family of a girl you met on the road? Yes, I can see by the epoch domicile display on the time machine that you're currently in Calgary, Alberta.

The brother of the girl you've been hitchhiking with is getting married?
Okay, well it looks like he's ... uh ... good with it. Thumbs up!

I'm not surprised that they invited you to the wedding.

The people who live in Calgary are very friendly.

Thumbs up again!

In the early 1960s, many brides adopted the traditional wedding style of their parents' generation. Wide full dresses with the swing look of the fifties was still popular.


But from the early 1960s to the end of the decade, the fashion style of brides changed in a major way. Dresses tapered to a  streamlined silhouette with  narrowed skirts and higher waistlines.

By the end of the 1960s many brides will choose the bohemian look, shifting fashion once again. 

Oh my gosh, Amy.


I just re-configured the coordinates on the time machine to see how the bride of the wedding you're going to in 1960-something is doing.

Don't think she's doing well at all.

Please tell a family member to give her a call because it sure looks like she needs some cheering up.

Just don't tell anyone how you got this information.

And by the way, here's a list of the most popular first dance songs of the 1960s:
When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 
Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
At Last - Etta James

Bride Doll in the 1960s

Bride Doll in the 1960s