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Six classic wedding dresses that dreams are made of…
What are the key features of truly classic wedding dresses? Effortless chic and a timeless style? A flattering and feminine silhouette? Most importantly it’s a style and grace that will always look amazing, whether that’s on the big day or...
What are the key features of truly classic wedding dresses? Effortless chic and a timeless style? A flattering and feminine silhouette? Most importantly it’s a style and grace that will always look amazing, whether that’s on the big day or on your 10th anniversary when you’re reminiscing over the photographs.
If this is exactly the kind of look you’ve been dreaming of, our in-store bridal experts can help you find 'The One'. And don’t forget, we’re open seven days a week and there’s no need to book an appointment, so we’re ready whenever you are!
To whet your appetite our experts have picked a few of their favourites that tick all the boxes when it comes to classic wedding dresses. Plus there’s all the exquisite detail, luxurious fabrics and gorgeous beading and lace you’d expect from a beautiful WED2B dress…
Classic wedding dresses with style and substance
Our "Paris" design is the perfect place to start when it comes to classic wedding dresses. Super flattering, this fit and flare style hugs the body and flares out just below the hips, accentuating the waist. It’s a style that’s very easy to wear and will give you a feminine, curvaceous silhouette without restricting your movement. This shape works particularly well for petite brides, as it doesn’t shorten the frame.
The bodice is covered with delicate metallic threads that will sparkle oh-so subtly throughout your big day. It gives the dress an exclusive, luxurious feel that’s very enchanting. Classic chic lovers will also adore the full-length sleeves, which give extra coverage without compromising the design.
A few well chosen accessories will help to enhance your look. Our 163 underskirt will add extra definition to the skirt while our intricate Royale tiara is the perfect match for this timeless style. If you want to draw attention to your waist then our sparkling Estella belt is super eye-catching. Finally, this dress can definitely carry a cathedral-length veil. Our London veil in romantic soft tulle is just perfect.
Love this look?
Then you’ll also adore the delicate lace and full-length sleeves of Catherine and Isabelle. For a sleeveless alternative check out our exclusive Platinum Edition Raphaela dress, adorned in metallic lace and encrusted with crystals.
Classic wedding dresses with modern details
A regal ball gown with a soft boat neckline and dramatic box-pleat skirt, Isabella's intricate Chantilly lace appliqués give it both a classic and contemporary feel. The clean, crisp lines of the luxurious mikado fabric make a real statement too.
At the back the modest, high neckline gives way to an attractive scooped back with pretty covered buttons. It's the perfect height to be subtly revealing but high enough to be worn with a low-back bra (for more advice on finding the perfect big day underwear click here). Try it with our 153 underskirt too for a little extra volume.
We suggest styling this sophisticated design with an eye towards the elegance of Hollywood’s golden era. Ask your hairdresser for a chic chignon hairstyle and add our smart Estella belt for a little extra film star glitz!
Make an entrance
For maximum impact this classic design works beautifully with a cathedral-length veil. Try pairing it with our satin-edged Langley veil covered with a scattering of diamantés or our Washington veil, shown here, in soft tulle edged in pretty scalloped lace. Finally, swap classic style for glamour in the evening by adding our soft feather Celine bolero.
Beautifully sculpted classic wedding dresses
This stunning fishtail wedding dress is an absolute dream. The luxurious mikado fabric of our "Chance" design sculpts every curve and we love the waist-defining embroidered lace. The dramatic cut highlights a curvy figure or add curves where there are none, making it one of the best styles for hourglass figures. It’s also perfect for brides who want some real wow-factor!
A luxury finish
As well as accentuating the waist the embroidered lace adds a real touch of luxury, as do the mikado covered buttons. The princess-cut panels at the sides also elongate the body, giving a smooth and slim silhouette.
Elegant accessories for classic wedding dresses
Wear this dress with our stunning Royale tiara and elegant Windsor veil edged in Chantilly lace. A pearl and crystal belt will look gorgeous too while also adding extra definition to the waist.
Find 'The One'
For more classic wedding dresses with a fishtail silhouette take a look at Lamour with its intricately beaded waist or Gracie, which comes in ivory or blush. For a slightly different take on this style you might also like Felicia with its draped, satin bodice finished with sparkling crystals.
Classic wedding dresses full of romance
The classic gown "Bronwyn" is just breathtaking. A beautiful ball gown overlaid with vintage lace, the sweetheart bodice combined with the illusion neckline and cap sleeves offers plenty of pretty coverage. The A-line shape is fitted at the chest to highlight your narrowest point, then flows out gradually, creating a beautiful nipped in waist. It’s a style that’s flattering for all body shapes.
Softly does it
Turn round and you’ll reveal the delicate illusion back and a row of pretty covered buttons. Along with the sumptuous lace-covered skirt you’re guaranteed to turn heads as you walk down the aisle. A full-length veil with attractive lace edging is the perfect accompaniment to the look.
Graceful classic lace wedding dresses
Alternatively, if you love traditional lace but prefer a fishtail design, then "Francesca" could be ‘The One’ for you. The cotton lace here gives a soft, luxurious finish while the delicate sequins add just the right amount of sparkle.
All in the details
To enhance those beautiful curves, wear "Francesca" with our hooped 190 underskirt. It will kick the fishtail out perfectly! A simple hair comb is the ideal accessory to match the subtle sparkle on the lace, so try crystal-covered Luna combined with our scalloped-edge Washington veil. If you love the combination of lace and a fishtail silhouette take a look at Jenna, Callista and Bexley too.
Beauty and drama
And last, but definitely not least when it comes to classic wedding dresses, is "Megan". The very epitome of a timeless classic, this stunning fishtail is delicately embellished with beautiful lace from head to toe. The sweetheart and illusion neckline offer the perfect mix of style and coverage while the dramatically flared skirt is very figure flattering
Finishing touches for a classic wedding dress style
The on-trend illusion back adds the perfect contemporary finish so wear your hair up to reveal it in all its glory. The high neckline means a pair of dazzling earrings are all the jewellery you need, along with a sparkly hair comb to complete the look.
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