The 1970s were a unique and eclectic time to get all dressed up. On one hand, there was a clear continuation of popular ’60s trends. The 1970s wedding dress continued where the 1960s finished; with long, floaty gowns and wide romantic sleeves. Dresses were designed with layers of polyester chiffon, creating large capes and handkerchief edged details.
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They were generally high necked with front bibs, covering the bride’s modesty to contrast with the sometimes sheer skirts and sleeves. Many chose to cover up completely choosing historical looks such as the Tudor maid.
These beautiful photos from buddymedbery captured portraits of a bride named Karen (Crown) Medbery from Columbia, South Carolina in 1975.