The 1950s were a time of more conservative styles, but still with their own sensual feeling. From romantic fabrics to strictly stylized ‘dos, look no further than the 1956 musical High Society—a romp that features silver screen idols Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby—for wedding style inspiration. The three dally in a love triangle while entertaining us all with their pure voices, graceful moves and undeniable charm.




Take beauty inspiration from Kelly’s groomed eyebrows, neutral eye makeup and perfectly painted pout. Her wavy bob is a quintessential look of the time and looks timelessly romantic. 



While her clothes are demure, she still shows hints of skin through sheer fabrics that are adorned with delicate flowers.




The debonair styles of Sinatra and Crosby are easily adapted with perfectly coiffed hairdos. And their tuxedos, while they may seem ordinary, focus on the details: well-cut jackets, classic bow ties, simple white pocket squares and shoes with such a shine, you can see your teeth in them.



For those who want a more casual look, consider a well-styled jacket with lighter or darker slacks, white shirts and darker ties and pocket squares. It’s a classic ’50s look that will set the stage for an elegant, yet not-too-stuffy, wedding.