In the early 1950s, the classic wedding gown silhouette was in fashion – modest neckline, tiny waist, and full skirt. And lace was everywhere – from bodices only to whole dresses to veils to gloves, etc. The mid-1950s brought us wedding gowns with removable layers (detachable sleeves and strapless bodices + bolero jacket). In the late 1950s, brides started to wear wedding dresses that exposed shoes. Gowns became shorter – about mid-shin length. And also, the doll-like silhouette was popular. Here are plenty of examples.