Your wedding day is one of the most memorable moments in your life and bridal gowns play a huge role in making your unique day even more unforgettable. Current trends are incredibly diverse and offer the modern bride a multitude of options.
Renaissance wedding dresses are perfect if you’re looking for a grand gown with impact, a fairytale dress with a difference.
Vintage wedding dresses are particularly in vogue at the moment, and a flowing Renaissance bridal gown is guaranteed to leave you looking beautful and elegant, as well as - equally importantly - comfortable.
The 21st century take on Renaissance wedding dresses is a style is elegant and stylish, as well as beautifully ornate.
The look is extremely distinctive, and is reminiscent of the kind of gowns you would find in royal courts hundreds of years ago and worn in Shakespeare plays.
They are typically white or cream in
colour and made from china silk and organza. They consist of a fitted bodice
embellished with beading or embroidery, a cinched-in waist and an under-dress
over a floor-skimming skirt.
Underneath the bodice, you will often find a chemise
to replicate the look of authentic Renaissance-style corsets. Frequently, the
full-length sleeves are slashed and include half-moon padding. If you want a
Juliet-style Renaissance bridal gown, you can opt for an elegant train.
The renaissance also saw the start of bejeweled gowns and ruff collars, just like you see on pictures from the Elizabethan era.
Did you know?
The Renaissance period began in Italy, but quickly spread to the rest of Europe between 1400 and 1600. Today, there is no denying that it still influences the fashion of bridal gowns.
The movement was all about re-birth, and it was during this era that the term ‘fashion’ was originally born. New and innovative sewing and cutting techniques, and new materials inspired tailors all over Europe in their creation of both male and female clothing and for the first time, started creating more fitted pieces to emphasize the body’s form.
Renaissance wedding dresses are guaranteed to give you a unique presence and style on your wedding day, so why not say out with the new and in with the old by adding one to your look book today?
And for that perfect princess look…wear your gown with a bridal bouquet of soft flowers and keep your hair loose - crowned with a great tiara or headpiece.