1940s Brides and Hairstyles with Veils

The ever popular vintage hairstyle is hot for current weddings and this old photograph of a group of brides shows us how to get the look.

1940's Bride and Bridemaids

The naked trees in the background of this outdoor shot would suggest that the season is early spring or perhaps winter. These four ladies are dressed in long white gowns and each has a traditional veil that is placed on top of the head in true retro style. It was common for woman of this era to wear their short curly hair down and as if they would on a daily basis. The bangs are also short and tightly curled. The neckline of their dresses is modest and a pearl necklace was standard. Shoulder pads and long sleeves were also in. Two of the women are wearing wire framed glasses that are barely noticeable. The flower bouquets are large and have white bows as well. Make up was generally fairly natural looking but bright red lipstick was a must. What fun it would be to copy the romantic style of our mothers, grandmothers, or great grandmothers.