Graceful, enchanting and oh-so-stunning, ethereal wedding dresses are where timeless intertwines with whimsical magic. Picture flowing bohemian silhouettes to billowing ball gowns that seem to dance on air.
We’ll explore a celestial array of styles, delicate color palettes and intricate embellishments that define the ethereal allure. Keep reading to learn more about ethereal, whimsical wedding day styles and to discover your dream ethereal wedding dress!
What is an Ethereal Wedding Dress?
An ethereal wedding dress is often a soft and romantic style that may feature nature-inspired details, a flowy silhouette, light and airy fabrics or even washes of color! Ethereal wedding dresses may be described as whimsical or enchanting.
What Kind of Bride Would Wear an Ethereal Wedding Gown?
Ethereal wedding gowns may be for the bride with a bohemian or romantic bridal style or who dreams of a fairytale wedding dress. They want a gown that allows for easy movement while still being dreamy and, some may say, otherworldly! The ethereal bride may appreciate delicate details, nature-inspired elements or wedding gowns that are a little out of the box.
Are There Different Types of Ethereal Styles When It Comes to Wedding Dresses?
Ethereal bridal gowns can also fit into a wide variety of bridal styles. Whether you’re having a whimsical wedding, an ethereal forest wedding or a bohemian beach bash, there is an ethereal wedding gown for you!
Ethereal gowns are available in any wedding dress silhouette and a variety of wedding dress fabrics, but the most common silhouette is the A-line. A-line wedding dresses work well with an ethereal style because of the way they flow out from the waist, giving a whimsical effect. Typical fabrics may include lace, chiffon, organza or tulle.
Where Does Ethereal Come From?
The word “ethereal” comes from the word “ether,” which means “air”— Very fitting for these light and airy dresses!
Ethereal Wedding Dresses
Are you ready to find your dream dress? Below are some of our favorite ethereal style wedding dresses, but we recommend you explore our selection of gorgeous wedding dresses to find many more dreamy options.
Ethereal Fairytale Wedding Dress
Graceful luxe layers of embellished tulle make Stella York Style 7702 the ideal ethereal fairytale wedding dress for the romantic bride. The softly scooped neckline complements the traditional subtly sheer strapless bodice with structured corset boning.
Delicate 3D organza petals and discreet sequin sparkles add an ethereal touch to this romantic wedding gown. The appliques melt into the full, frothy layers of tulle that glide effortlessly down the aisle in a soft and natural train.
Long Sleeve Ethereal Wedding Dress
Billowing long sleeves add an ethereal touch to any wedding dress! Essense of Australia Style D3787 brings an elevated blend of ethereal and bohemian styles.
Detachable, sheer off-the-shoulder blouson sleeves add volume and movement, gathering at the wrist to highlight the high-fashion raw tulle edge. The translucent strapless sweetheart bodice reveals the intricate corset construction underneath with a small row of fabric-covered buttons in the back.
From the waist, a gauzy sea of layered tulle accented by leafy lace billows into a romantic soft A-line skirt. In the front, it opens for a high side slit that adds movement and allure to this modern boho wedding gown.
Ethereal Boho Wedding Dress
Old-world romance inspires the All Who Wander wynter gown. This vintage lace boho wedding dress features a high neckline of sheer botanical lace, matching the billowing blouson sleeves and revealing a sexy corset-style bodice underneath.
The illusion back features a row of pearlescent buttons, creating a stunning open back adorned in lace and 3D floral appliqués — a major bridal trend for 2023. At the waist, the gauzy transparent lace flows into a delicate A-line skirt and extends into a long train to complete this ethereal, bohemian bridal look.
Ethereal Lace Wedding Dress
Martina Liana Style 1630 blends a wistful romantic spirit with timeless couture fashion. Delicate 3D florals embellish the detachable sheer short sleeves, gathering at the shoulder for an added touch of volume.
The lacy bodice features a deep plunging V-neckline, sexy side cutouts and a stunning illusion tulle open back with a whimsical tulle bow at the waist. Completing this allover lace look is a soft A-line skirt that opens in the front to reveal a sexy slit. It extends in the back to form a sweeping train, ideal for the ethereal bride looking for a whimsical wedding dress.
How Do I Style an Ethereal Wedding Dress?
When searching for the right accessories to complement your ethereal wedding dress, consider pieces that are playful and delicate. Also, accessories that work well with the fabric and embellishments on your gown. If your dress has nature-inspired elements, opt for jewelry and a veil that ties in those details for a cohesive look— think dimensional flowers or nature-inspired embroidery.
A few stunning choices that work well are light and airy veils with minimal embellishments, flowy detachable capes or sleeves, delicate hair bows or even fresh flowers. These statement pieces will enhance your ethereal look or can be added to a simple wedding dress to add a dreamy whimsical touch.
How Should an Ethereal Wedding Dress fit my Body?
An ethereal wedding dress should look effortless! Just as an ethereal wedding dress should float down the aisle, it should also float across your figure with airy ease. When it comes to more fitted silhouettes, the gown should hug your shape without pulling or discomfort.
Whether you’re a boho bride, beach beauty or love a garden-inspired look, there is a style just for you. Find a store location near you, then book an appointment with us to find your ethereal wedding dress!