Weddings and Honeymoons

Royal Wedding Dress Inspiration

Read on to find British royal wedding dresses inspired by royal icons. From cathedral trains to lace bodices, their chosen styles are always à la mode.

 

In this blog post, we take a look at the royal wedding gowns the world fell in love with, and how to incorporate their timeless details into your very own bridal outfit. Featuring elegant and dignified silhouettes and long royal cathedral trains to match, their styles are synonymous with the classic English rose look. Read on to reflect on famous royal wedding dresses and let them inspire you in the run-up to your special day.

A-Line Wedding Dresses with Lace Sleeves

 

Kate Middleton graced the aisle of Westminster Abbey on the 29th of April 2011 to become the Duchess of Cambridge in a spellbinding dress fit for a fairytale. The bespoke gown was created in collaboration with Sarah Burton, Creative Director of the luxury fashion house Alexander McQueen, and today it is still one of the most memorable English royal wedding dresses of all time. 


Kate's royal wedding ball gown featured a classical V-neckline, long lace sleeves, a fitted Victorian bodice and an 8.85 feet long train, which made quite the impact on the royal red aisle! The following beautiful designer wedding dresses all include elements of Kate's iconic bridal look:

Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Dress Inspiration

Tatiana sassiholford.com

 

Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Dress Inspiration

Arta maggiesottero.com

 

Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Dress Inspiration

Florentine annebarge.com

 

Fitted Silhouettes with Bateau Necklines

 

Meghan Markle stunned in her elegant and simple wedding dress design by Clare Waight Keller of Parisian fashion house Givenchy. As she ascended the steps of St Geoge’s Chapel on the 19th of May 2018 to marry Prince Harry, the full details were finally revealed to the nation.  


Her minimalist long-sleeve dress featured a classical boat neckline, a flattering fitted waist and an impressive 16-foot veil that was embroidered with the national flowers of the 53 commonwealth countries. As royal castle wedding dresses go, Meghan’s is admired for its understated beauty and it has set a trend for many years to come. Here's how you can replicate her style:

Meghan Markle Royal Wedding Dress Inspiration

Sabrina elbethgillis.com

 

Emmy uk.morilee.com

 

Meghan Markle Royal Wedding Dress Inspiration

Leanne justinalexander.com

 

Romantic Low-Back Ballgowns

 

Princess Eugenie looked radiant on her wedding day to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor on the 12th of October 2018. Designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos created the Princess’s dress, featuring a neckline which folds around the shoulders and a flowing full-length train. At special request, Eugenie wanted a low back to show her scar from surgery to correct scoliosis at age 12.


Eugenie's royal wedding ballgown also included special symbols including a Thistle for Scotland, a shamrock for Ireland, the York Rose and ivy to represent the couple's home. The little details define the best royal wedding dresses and these stunning gowns will give a similar allure.

Princess Eugenie Royal Wedding Dress Inspiration

Emily sassiholford.com

 

Princess Eugenie Royal Wedding Dress Inspiration

Thomas maggiesottero.com

 

Princess Eugenie Royal Wedding Dress Inspiration

Stacey uk.morilee.com

 

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