The biggest feature of seventies dresses were sleeves. In the 1970s, Princess Anne had her wedding ceremony being dressed in a wedding dress with her extravagant Tudor sleeves, and the brides. From then on, in this decade wedding gowns with sleeve styles culled from every era were very popular among the brides.
The shape of the wedding dress was changing also! It moved gradually from the narrow, high-waist empire style to the more flattering princess A-line style. However, the wedding dresses were with little or no train during the decades. As time gone by, the waist gradually fell to its natural position by 1980. Pinafore wedding dress styles were very popular at that time.
Wedding gowns in the mid-seventies were typical with the same Simplicity Pattern. When Trudy Pope married Stephen Hutchings in May 1976, she was being dressed with a slightly high-waist princess A-line wedding gown with a scooped neckline and bishop sleeves. Carrying white tulips at her wedding ceremony, she was a great bride. In the same year, Elizabeth Locking got married with Edward Davies and she made a satin gown for her wedding day. The wedding dress was with high neckline and multi-caped sleeves. So here was the wedding dress history of the 1970s.
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