Less is always more: demure bridal gowns

The tradition of a white wedding is commonly credited to Queen Victoria’s choice to wear a white wedding dress at her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840.

Regardless of whether that was Queen’s Victoria’s intention or not, the white wedding dress and the veil have traditionally been associated with modesty and purity. However, bridal gowns of modern era have somewhat lost their original meaning and have evolved more towards glamour and sex-appeal than innocence.

But why do nowadays brides seem to have all been to the same wedding shop, specialising is corsets and crinolines? It feels like weddings are crying out for a bit more imagination. And a bit more fabric. Perhaps some sleeves? There’s nothing wrong with hiding under lace, less is always more.

So let’s take a look at these stunning and yet less revealing wedding dresses for the demure brides to be and find some inspiration forĀ  the upcoming white weddings of 2013.

 

Amsale

 

Carolina Herrera

 

Claire Pettibone

 

Marchesa

 

Claire Pettibone

 

Monique Lhuillier

 

Monique Lhuillier

 

Reem Acra

 

Reem Acra

 

 

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