While depression-era wedding dresses of the 1930s were simpler, their ladylike classy cuts were exuded pure elegance. Partly inspired by rising Hollywood glamour, the dresses featured a slightly dropped waist and tighter fit.
“The Bride appears at her loveliest in the new fitted and moulded gowns with long, sweeping lines” Vogue, 1930. Necklines were high, sleeves were long, and accessories were regal. It was the time of high fashion weddings — but on Depression era budgets.
These elegant photos captured wedding couples during the Great Depression.