Styles of wedding dresses

Classic wedding dresses

It is with clas­sic dress­es that most brides begin to choose an out­fit for them­selves for the most impor­tant event in their lives. After all, they are always fash­ion­able and rel­e­vant.

Classic wedding dress


One of the main fea­tures of a clas­sic wed­ding dress is a bodice with a corset, dec­o­rat­ed with a vari­ety of ele­ments. The corset can exist sep­a­rate­ly from the bot­tom of the dress or be a sin­gle whole.

As for the skirt, the clas­sic ver­sion does not pro­vide for exces­sive splen­dor. Lay­er­ing or a crino­line with mul­ti­ple rings may be present.

Classic puffy wedding dress with layered skirt


A long, sophis­ti­cat­ed and ele­gant dress is a clas­sic wed­ding fash­ion. Although now you can find many clas­sic mod­els in a short­ened ver­sion, while their length should be below the knees.

Short mod­els became pop­u­lar dur­ing wom­en’s eman­ci­pa­tion, and there­fore are con­sid­ered some devi­a­tion from the stan­dards of the clas­sics, but still do not go beyond what is per­mit­ted. But already short dress­es or skirts in the style of a bal­le­ri­na can­not be attrib­uted to the clas­sics for such seri­ous devi­a­tions.

Anoth­er fea­ture char­ac­ter­is­tic of the clas­sics is a pro­nounced waist line, from which the skirt begins. The pres­ence of a dec­o­rat­ed belt or satin rib­bon is wel­come.

Classic wedding dress with belt


A train can be present in a clas­sic out­fit, but it can­not be too long and volu­mi­nous. This ele­ment entered the wed­ding fash­ion in the 15th cen­tu­ry, so its rela­tion to the clas­sics is beyond doubt. But his pres­ence in a short wed­ding dress will not save the sit­u­a­tion and the image will still be con­sid­ered uncon­ven­tion­al.


It is gen­er­al­ly accept­ed that there are no sleeves and straps in a clas­sic-style corset wed­ding dress. The image is com­ple­ment­ed by var­i­ous capes, start­ing from the weath­er and the style of the wed­ding. It is also tak­en into account that when choos­ing a bolero or a shawl, you need to mon­i­tor the preser­va­tion of ele­gance and mod­esty.

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Moder­ni­ty dic­tates its own rules. The clas­sic look becomes more roman­tic if the shoul­ders and neck­line are cov­ered with the finest lace.

Mod­est neck­line does not require you to choose a closed dress with a col­lar reach­ing to the neck. But still too defi­ant, frank neck­line would be inap­pro­pri­ate. There are a lot of options for a mod­est neck­line, for exam­ple, a wide semi­cir­cu­lar boat, com­ple­ment­ed by shoul­der-length lace. The unusu­al shape of the neck­line can be iden­ti­fied with the clas­sics, but cau­tion and mod­esty will not hurt here. Choos­ing a square neck­line, you can add the miss­ing vol­ume to the shoul­ders and bal­ance the fig­ure with wide hips. The neck­line that opens the col­lar­bone will fit the “sand” fig­ure.

Clas­sic dress­es can­not have asym­met­ri­cal lines and wide straps that cov­er the neck.

Classic wedding dress with illusion neckline

Closed back

The closed back allows you to add a mys­tery to the image, make it more inter­est­ing. Here you can con­sid­er not only the aes­thet­ic side, but also the prac­ti­cal one. In win­ter, the bride will be warm, and in sum­mer, the soar­ing sun will not harm the skin.


Now it’s time to move on to con­sid­er­ing the styles that are tak­en as the basis for cre­at­ing wed­ding clas­sics.

Classic off-the-shoulder wedding dress


Thanks to Queen Vic­to­ria, who appeared at her wed­ding in a mag­nif­i­cent dress with a long train and a tight corset, wed­ding fash­ion has replen­ished with anoth­er direc­tion.

A wide range of fab­rics can be used to cre­ate puffy out­fits. The great­est rel­e­vance is char­ac­ter­ized by organ­za with tulle. Lay­ered skirts look beau­ti­ful, which flut­ter in the wind and when mov­ing. Car­ries with it the nobil­i­ty of satin, which is used togeth­er with a pet­ti­coat.

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If the wed­ding includes a wed­ding, then the style and cut of the dress need to pay increased atten­tion. A sim­ple, closed and long out­fit will be appro­pri­ate. In a small amount, lace may be present, which will add grace and light­ness. To make the dress spe­cial, you can use an inter­est­ing fab­ric, such as vel­vet or satin. Design­ers man­age to exper­i­ment with the cut, leav­ing it clas­sic at the same time.

Classic wedding dress from Pronovias

Straight fit

At that moment, when women were tired of uncom­fort­able styles of dress­es, out­fits with a straight cut and a length below the knee appeared. Sim­ple, with a lit­tle decor — these dress­es are still pop­u­lar and often cho­sen by brides.

Estab­lished in fash­ion, the art decor style is still based on the use of smooth lines and min­i­mal use of vol­u­met­ric decor. The out­fits may include a sleeve of var­i­ous lengths, a closed top and a straight skirt. The most suc­cess­ful straight dress­es look in soft vel­vet or sheen satin. It is these mate­ri­als that man­age to smooth out a strict style. The min­i­mal decor is com­ple­ment­ed by chic acces­sories in the form of capes, belts and veils.


Exquis­ite decor can­not be catchy. Con­trast­ing col­ors, bright ele­ments and col­ored pet­ti­coats — all this can­not be present in a clas­sic dress.

Lace and embroi­dery with beads or rhine­stones can only serve as dec­o­ra­tion for a wed­ding dress.

Wedding dress with beaded decor

Skill­ful han­dling of these dec­o­rat­ing ele­ments will allow you to cre­ate the most unusu­al and very com­plex effects, rang­ing from com­plex orna­ments and three-dimen­sion­al pat­terns to plot com­po­si­tions. The clas­sic allows you to use del­i­cate shades of white and beige, opal and pink for dec­o­ra­tion. Their loca­tion and num­ber is not lim­it­ed — even in sep­a­rate frag­ments, even along the entire length of the dress.

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The col­or should of course be white. But you should not con­sid­er it bor­ing, because it is in the white col­or that the inno­cence that the bride embod­ies is enclosed. The image is fresh and can be eas­i­ly com­bined with oth­er col­ors.

True, a snow-white dress is not suit­able for every bride. Only girls with a win­ter col­or type (pale skin, dark hair, bright eyes) can safe­ly choose a white dress.

White wedding dress classic

There is no rea­son to be upset if you do not have a win­ter col­or type. Design­ers use dozens of shades of white to cre­ate clas­sic dress­es, from which you can def­i­nite­ly choose the only one. Maybe it will be milky or creamy, egg or pearl, alabaster or cham­pagne. Although these col­ors are not pure white, they can still be used in clas­sic wed­ding fash­ion.

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Clas­sics always remain out of fash­ion. So it will con­tin­ue. And if such out­fits seem bor­ing to you, then there are always acces­sories that will add piquan­cy and allow the bride to dis­play her per­son­al­i­ty.