10 Victorian Wedding Dresses We Love… And So Will You!
The Victorian age was filled with gilded details and princess-inspired accents. Because of this era’s bold style, many modern designers and brides have adopted the most beautiful parts of the age. And that’s what we’re gushing about today, Victorian wedding dresses and why we love them so much!
Before we show off some of our favorite designs, let’s learn a bit more about the intricacy of the genre and what are some signature clues for characterizing and finding these kinds of wedding dresses.
What is a Victorian-Style Wedding Dress?
There are many factors involved in characterizing a Victorian wedding dress. The fabric, the cut and the accents all play in role in each distinguishing, vintage feature.
Corsets to cinch the waist are one of the most recognizable pieces of the Victorian wedding gown puzzle. It’s one of the most defining features of this style genre. But along with the corset, comes the full ball gown-style skirt. Accents with ruffles or jacquard fabrics, it too pairs rather nicely making a classic, princess look come to life for the bride.
Satin fabrics, beading and some light embroidery are a few other signifiers of the Victorian-style wedding dress. Long sleeves are also really popular in this bridal realm but shorter styles – like cap sleeves or even sleevless – can be paired with long gloves to amp up the fashion era that’s inspired you.
Who is a Victorian Dress Best Suited For?
When it comes to a woman’s body and what kind of shape a Victorian wedding dress is suited best for, there is no such thing. Any body is the right body for one of these gowns because they accentuate all of the “right” parts of a woman’s body.
Cinching and tightening the waist and emphasizing the bust are two of the biggest benefits in opting for a Victorian design. And because of the addition of a corset in many of these dresses, it makes that tiny midsection an even more a substantial part of the overall finishing look.
10 Examples of Victorian Wedding Dresses We Love
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This crystal-embellished ball gown is everything beautiful about bridal. But even more so, its corset back and intricate detailing speak to a Victorian lover’s heart. With a bout of black, you’ll get a bold design with all the wonders of a rogue princess.
There’s some sex appeal wrapped up into this Victorian delight. Complete with a satin skirt and corset on top, you get a low dip and a drop, fitted waist within the design. For a bit of glam, there’s a happy helping of beaded detailing as well.
Take a peek at this silk dupioni beauty. With a high neckline and satin skirt, you get an even more traditional bridal design with a dollop of Victorian persuasion on top. This particular dress comes in ivory, champagne and natural dupioni.
Romantic and voluminous, this is just another design that looks like it was torn from your favorite storybook. With soft, lace details this gown resembled the more delicate side of Victorian styles. The button closures on the back pay beautiful homage to the era as well.
Blend both vintage accents and contemporary beauty into one with this design from Winnie Couture. The faux corset bodice and button closure speak to our Victorian souls and the textured organza skirt makes it a trendy choice for our more youthful brides.
This pleated bridal gown has princess style sewn into every inch of its design. From the off-the-shoulder sleeves to the voluminous skirt, there’s something quite royal – and Victorian – about the end result. There’s even some intricate beadwork on the bodice that amp of the glam.
If you’re looking for a more subdued style but with just as much Victorian infusion, then take another look at this lace design. A high-neck and sleeves too, it’s quite romantic and perfect for your walk down a wintery aisle. There’s even a hint of jewel accenting around the neckline.
Another ball gown to fall in love with because of its intricate details and subtle homage paid to the Victorian era. Blended with the trends of the present day, the cinched waist, the capped sleeves and the lace appliques all coincide with the princess vibes.
If you’re looking for something on the more romantic side, this soft design may be right up your alley. Featuring a detachable tulle train, this dress looks like it may have been plucked right from your favorite fairy tale. It’s got plenty of Victorian hints in the details but still innovative and contemporary in its finished look.
A classic, Victorian princess ball gown complete with pickups and floral embellishments, the Zada design is a stunning pick for the bride. The corset will cinch in your waist and the lace appliques provide a traditional twist on a vintage-inspired style.
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