The 1940s were a time of change reflected heavily in weddings. Quick wartime weddings meant brides and bridesmaids wore their best daytime dresses in A-line or pencil skirt shapes with modest necklines. As prosperity returned so did big weddings with sophisticated formal dresses and large ballgowns for both bride and bridesmaid. Today’s vintage themed wedding has many choices for the 1940s bridesmaid. While many brides choose to wear vintage style lace wedding gowns, bridesmaids may add a splash of fun to the party in classy pinup dresses. Mothers of the bride and groom typically avoid the pinup look and instead opt for a traditional formal dress.
Here are hundreds of classy pinup to vintage inspired formal gowns for a 1940s themed wedding party.