Everything in fashion comes back around again, just look at this pairing of pictures, one from the recent royal wedding, the other Grace Kelly from 1953. Kate's of course came from Sarah Burton at McQueen, and Princess Grace married in a piece by the head costumer at MGM.
Check out these other "blasts from the past" wedding gowns, and next time you wonder if your dress is going to go out of style, remember that history is notorious for repeating itself!
Royal Weddings 1953/2011
(Princess Grace photo)/(Kate Middleton)
The Mini 1969/2011
(Susan on her wedding day)/(new Junko)
Daring Backs 1986/2010
(backless cakecutting dress)/(Lela Rose)
All photography from older weddings from fashion-era.com
And my personal favorite, Proof that nonconformists will wear whatever they feel beautiful in regardless of the color:
(Vera Wang Magnolia)
"A white dress for the bride is more or less traditional, and it is very infrequent that one has the courage to break away from the custom.
However a Society bride of a few weeks back was venturesome enough to go to the alter in peacock blue. The dress was designed on the usual stately lines that wedding gowns follow, and had a magnificent train of cloth of silver lined with blue ninon. Silver leaves held the bridal veil of blue tulle.
It was a startling innovation and I must confess that the result was extraordinarily effective."
-Everywoman's Magazine, December 1920