Do you love a historical romance movie or story in novel? In that movie or novel, there must be much description about everything regarding to the fashion style of the characters. The fashion styles of the characters either men or women must be influenced by the time when the novel or movie’s story was taken. For example, the story tells about Queen Victoria in Victorian era. In that time, the queen wore a beautiful dress with many details when she was going to marry Prince Albert in 1840. Of course the Victorian wedding gown has different concept from current bridal gown. It is because the Victorian era dress for wedding is more luxurious and extravagant than recent gown model.
One of the reasons that makes the dress in Victorian era is different from current dress is because it comes in kingdom era. That’s why most wedding dresses in Victorian and Edwardian era are designed for the royal wedding. Let’s talk about general fashion style in this old era. In Victorian era, most noble women always wear corset, stocking, camisole and other pieces of dress component. This rule is made for women honorary in society. The fewer pieces of clothes she wears, the worse impression she gets from the society. In conclusion, in this era, politeness is imperative especially for educated family. This society rule in fact brings many influences in designing a dress for wedding. No wonder that the Victorian wedding gown involves many materials to cover almost the whole parts of women’s body.
Most wedding dresses in Victorian era appear with long or midi length of sleeves. And the sleeves usually apply a trumpet cut as trendy fashion mode in that era. At the same case, the wider cut of the trumpet sleeves incorporates lace to frame the wrist. Ball gown is the most famous dress cut in the Victorian wedding gown. The ball gown cut is bigger and wider to emphasize women’s shape indirectly. On this ball gown dress skirt, we can find many classic details as decoration such as patterned ruffle, pleated and embroidering. And the color of wedding gown is not in white. Ivory and off-white seem perfect to represent the vintage accent on the dress.