Victorian Wedding Gowns
Vintage dresses have become very popular these days. Brides to- be are starting to opt for a Victorian inspired dress, more and more. These are elegant and extravagant dresses, you must know that in the Victorian age wedding gowns were big and bold. Any woman who will wear this type of wedding dress will certainly feel like a queen, because of all the layers of ruffles, lace and the accessories she will have to wear. Victorian dresses may look conservative in these days but they were high class dresses and very bold ones in those days. For you to have a clear view of how the Victorian wedding gowns looked like, you must know there were twp styles of them. Let’s see how were they like, for you to decide which one represents you best.
In the 1850s, the early Victorian wedding dresses were designed to create an hourglass silhouette for the brides. In order to recreate that small waist, most of the dresses had a fitted bodice, a small waist and full skirts. They were traditionally made of organdy, lace, silk, tulle, or cashmere. Accessories were very important during those times, so it came natural for the bride to wear a lot of them. Silk gloves, flat shoes with bows or ribbons and handkerchiefs with the bride’s maiden name initials were only but a few must haves a bride from those times needed.
In the 1890s, the Victorian style was slightly different. The sleeves were now tight, the demi-train became fashionable and diamonds started to gain popularity. If the wedding took place in a church then a wedding dress with a train was a must, and if the dress had a train then the veil was supposed to be as long as the train. The gloves weren’t out of fashion, but their length grew up until the elbow. As for accessories diamond tiaras were used to display wealth.