Search Through Hundreds of Inspiring Blogs

Search By Category

 Dresses   Jewelry   Photography   Real Weddings   Romantic   Food   DIY   Rings   Stationery   Make-up   Lingerie   Design 

Bride Chic: Ballet-Inspired Bridal Fashion

About Bride Chic How much does ballet influence bridal fashion? Quite a bit. Traditional ballet costume evolved in the era of Johann Strass, a young Queen Victoria, and Giselle, an 1840s ballet choreographed by Aldophe Adam. Think of the classic corps de ballet in long white tulle dresses and floral wreaths and you have, the ballet look. Also reflecting the silhouette of the ballet costume as we know it, Queen Victoria clinched the look when she married Prince Albert wearing yards of white lace and dressing her flock of attendants accordingly. Sheers lend a wispy and transparent quality to wedding dresses reminiscent of romantic dreams and fairy-tales. Though Tulle is the most typical fabric for the ballet-inspired wedding dress, there's a whole range of gossamer sheers: organza, silk organdy, chiffon, and Georgettes to name just a few. Defined, tulle is a fine mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk, cotton, nylon or acrylic/silk for power netting. Vera Wang popularized the big tulle skirt a few years back. Her edgier versions of late suggest special effects like draping, ruching and pick-up treatments, sometimes all these applications on one dress... Head chic that instantly comes to mind for ballet-inspired bridal style is either the floral wreath or modified cloche cap of white feathers emulating The Swan Queen in Swan Lake. A tiara or single floral(s) attached to a bun is also considered a classic ballet touch. Ahead of the curve brides might try something like a minature derby or pancake hat, giving that tutu version in photo 3 an Alice in Wonderland quality. Photo 4 credit (from left to right): Sweet Light Studios, Stephanie Williams Photography, S1 Studio
swirly linebreak

Search By Category

 Dresses   Jewelry   Photography   Real Weddings   Romantic   Food   DIY   Rings   Stationery   Make-up   Lingerie   Design 

swirly linebreak swirly linebreak

Recent Blogs




swirly linebreak calligraphy pen

Think you have enough knowledge of weddings to be a source of inspiration and information for our viewers? We do!

We want to hear from real brides about real weddings: the beautiful moments and the not-so-beautiful moments that come with planning a once in a lifetime event.

Write For Us swirly linebreak

Planning your wedding soon?

Stick with us and you'll stay on the right path. Head to our homepage if you're ever stuck and in need of some seriously beautiful inspo.

Endless Inspiration swirly linebreak
swirly linebreak Write For Us swirly linebreak

Most Recent Galleries

OneWed is the new way to plan your perfect wedding.

You can find plenty of inspiration online, but how do you get your hands on it? OneWed is changing the way you plan.



Rings

Browse Thousands Of Photos

Gorgeous inspiration for every aspect of your wedding

Cake

Find & Book Local Vendors

See the venues, photographers, florists and more, near you

Heart

Save & Share What You Love

Browse thousands of photos and track with ideabooks

Join Us

swirly linebreak



Explore

swirly linebreak



Company

swirly linebreak


Copyright © 2001-2017 OneWed Inc. All Rights Reserved.