There are so many places to find inspiration for your wedding day look, but perhaps one of the most iconic sources are from the royal weddings! For the bride who wants their own royal wedding to unfold, taking a cue from regal brides throughout the ages will never fail. Let’s explore what exactly makes royal-inspired wedding dresses so sought after. Keep reading to learn more about this stunning bridal aesthetic and to see some of our favorite bridal gowns fit for royalty.
What is a Royal-Inspired Wedding Dress?
While we believe that all brides look like royalty on their wedding days, some details set royal-inspired wedding dresses apart. These bridal gowns often have fuller skirts, come in timeless fabrics like satin or lace and feature classic elements like sleeves or buttons. These gowns usually aren’t overly trendy or daring; they are classic and simply stand the test of time— Just think of Kate Middleton or Grace Kelly!
What Styles of Wedding Dress are Considered Royal-Inspired?
When choosing a royal-inspired wedding dress, keep these tips in mind for the ultimate regal look:
- A ballgown wedding dress is an ideal silhouette for princess brides. For brides who want a less puffy wedding dress, an A-line silhouette is also beautiful! While some royals have chosen more fitted gowns, the ballgown is the most iconic royal silhouette. Take a peek into all our incredible ballgowns.
- Sparkle or beading add the ornate details that give a regal touch. A beaded belt, beaded lace or a beaded trim on the neckline are all ways to achieve this look.
- Lace and satin are beautifully regal by themselves and together. These classic fabrics will look just as stunning in photos now as they will in years to come! There is a reason why a royal bride will always choose a timeless wedding dress.
- Lastly, look for romantic elements. Lace sleeves, off-the-shoulder necklines and corsetry are all stunning details to royal-inspired wedding dresses and elevate them to the next level.
Royal-Inspired Wedding Dresses
Now that you know the key characteristics of royal-inspired wedding dresses, it is time to share some of our favorite styles! Whether you are looking for a ballgown with a sweetheart neckline or a sleek sheath dress with an illusion bodice, we rounded up the best royal-inspired wedding dresses to suit any majestic bride’s style.
Sparkly Royal-Inspired Wedding Dress
For the regal bride who wants to shine down the aisle, Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1125 may just be the one! This sparkling, couture wedding dress is showered in beaded artisan laces, featuring layered beadwork and pearls that add texture and shine throughout the luxe botanical patterns.
Linear details intermingle with the laces on the skirt to add dimension and contrast, while sheer side cutouts draw the eye in for a flattering effect. The ornate train and open back with minimalistic straps elevate the sheath silhouette. A detachable, high-volume overskirt provides two looks in one for the bride who wants a royal look for their walk down the aisle and a sexy look for dancing the night away.
Simple Royal-Inspired Wedding Dress
Simplicity can sometimes make the most impactful style statement! Essense of Australia Style D3596 is the dream of modern yet classic brides! This simple ballgown wedding dress is made of matte satin with a flattering wide scoop neckline and lace-up back with discreet accents of sparkling floral lace.
Flattering seams enhance the elegant ballgown silhouette, which also features pockets. A vision of flawless beauty, this stunning gown opens into a voluminous pleated skirt and a regal train. This wedding dress is also available in plus sizes.
Long Sleeve Royal-Inspired Wedding Dress
Long sleeves are one of the main details that add a royal touch to any wedding dress. The All Who Wander astra gown is a soft, sweet, ethereal and chic A-line wedding dress with a modern V-neckline, sheer long sleeves and feminine 3D floral and leaf lace details.
The elegant keyhole back adds a showstopping touch, while the sweet lace tie detail and delicate fabric buttons are romantic and classic. The full flowy skirt features subtle pleats and a slit for a touch of unexpected sexiness. This gown is a beautiful combination of regal details and fashion-forward elements for the modern bride.
Romantic Royal-Inspired Wedding Dress
For the regal bride who wants a soft, feminine and oh-so-romantic look, it’s all in the details! Stella York Style 7424 combines royal bridal style with modern yet romantic touches with its sparkling details and frothy layers. The bodice is adorned with intricate, glimmering lace patterns covered in delicate beading for an ornate look. Wide-set beaded straps provide effortless support, and the bold open back is elegantly framed with a deep V-shape. At the waist, layers and layers of tulle flare out into a flowing, fabulous skirt made for dancing the night away.
Plus Size Royal-Inspired Wedding Dress
An A-line or ballgown silhouette with a skirt that flares at the natural waist is universally flattering. Essense of Australia Style D3274+ combines flirty, floral fun with ballgown glamour. The sheer bodice and long sleeves offer a decadent bouquet of organic lace florals, which also adorn the sheer long sleeves. The tiered skirt features gorgeous layers with horsehair trim, creating a light and voluminous style full of movement. Shimmering elements and 3D appliqués gently cascade down this dramatic yet whimsical silhouette, providing ornate details worthy of royalty.
How Do I Accessorize a Royal-Inspired Wedding Dress?
Once you’ve found your gown, it’s all about the finishing touches! A pearl or crystal tiara is the ultimate royal accessory and looks stunning paired with a cathedral-length veil for a showstopping walk down the aisle. Beautiful pearl, diamond or crystal studs or drop earrings complement the tiara and pull the look together. Timeless makeup and a chignon or soft waves complete your regal look.
Ready to see more royal-inspired wedding dresses in person? Find a bridal shop near you that carries the royal wedding dress of your dreams or explore even more bridal gowns for the ultimate wedding dress inspiration.