Wedding dresses inspired by the Victorian and Edwardian eras have a romantic feel. White lace tea gowns or lawn dresses popular in the Edwardian times make for beautiful, simple, wedding dresses today. These new dresses capture the lightness of the era with a modern need for comfort and fit. They are perfect for today’s bride who revels in history’s past.
Go back further in time and you have the Victorian era spanning almost 100 years of fashion, from hoop skirt ball gowns to bustle skirts to the natural figure. Ready-made Victorian wedding gowns are nearly impossible to buy, but you can make one with a Victorian sewing pattern (I did!), or you can opt for a lace covered modern wedding gown that has all the Victorian era charm you desire.
Victorian / Edwardian Wedding Dresses
The Edwardian wedding dress is back in style thanks to CottageCore, the romantic aesthetic, Downton Abbey and retro Victoriana. Spanning the 1890s, 1900s, and early 1910s, the Edwardian wedding dress features are hourglass shape with fine embellishments of lace, ribbons, and flower petals.