Royal Vintage Bride Fashion Inspiration

Did you know that the tradition of wearing a white wedding dress dates back to Queen Victoria’s wedding?  Prior to this brides chose a variety of colours (including white from time to time) but it was trend setter Queen Victoria who started what would be centuries of the one colour trend – white.   In Queen Victoria’s time it was actually expected that she wore the royal silver bridal gown.  Of course I’m talking European weddings for the sake of this article as it’s well known that other cultures have other colours such as red as the traditional wedding dress colour.

Over the years what royal brides have worn down the aisle has continued to dictate future fashion trends.  Many iconic bridal gowns were worn by royals and I’ve collated some of my favourite inspirational gowns from the past. Apart from the trend setting Queen Victoria I’ve kept out some of the looks that are not as likely to be recreated any time soon (sorry Princess Di…. those puffed sleeves can stay in the history books!)

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Queen Victoria / Source: Jane Austens World

 

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Queen Mother / Source: The Daily Telegraph

 

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Queen Mother / Source: Order of Splendor

 

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Wallice Simpson (who married the abdicated King George VII) / Source: Fashion in Films

 

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Queen Elizabeth / Source: The New Yorker

 

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Queen Elizabeth / Source: The Telegraph

 

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Princess Margaret / Source: The Culture Concept

 

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Princess Margaret / Source: Once Wed

 

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Princess Alexandra / Source: Order of Splendor

 

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Duchess of Kent / Source: Order of Splendor

 

Royal Bride Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Duchess of Kent / Source: Fashion Ephemera

 

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Grace Kelly (Princess of Monarco) / Source: Goodbye Miss