The 1960s were an awesome time for fashion…especially wedding dresses! From minis and maxis to A-line’s and caftans, wedding dress designers are still heavily influenced by the styles that came out of that decade.
1960’s wedding dresses were definitely inspired by the country’s new first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. In 1961 Oleg Cassini became her official designer, and together they managed to excite an entire generation of women getting married to buy slim-fitting sheaths and adopt sleeveless and cap-sleeve A-line designs.
Elizabeth Taylor was another huge inspiration for 1960s wedding dress designs. 1963’s Cleopatra brought jeweled collars along with heavy eyeliner and top-dos, while the end of the decade saw a major shift towards maxi dresses and empire waists for a flower-child look that continued into the 1970s.
We’ve compiled a few of our favorite 1960s wedding dresses in the gallery above. You’ll notice that lace was as big as it is now, with most of the necklines taking on a similar appearance (you can see Jackie O’s style influence in so many of them!).
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