24 Bridgerton-Inspired Wedding Dresses That Bring the Romance
Dear Reader, It's not just the Ton that are abuzz with Bridgerton fever. In our humble estimation, there are quite a few reasons why the period drama based on the Julia Quinn novels is one of the most-streamed shows on Netflix to date: steamy love scenes, plot twists, gorgeous scenery and stunning Regency Era costumes. While we were devastated to bid adieu to the Duke and Duchess of Hastings at the close of season one, it is our great fortune that Bridgerton has returned for season two—and the fashion is just as exquisite.
A brief history lesson, gentle reader, to set the scene: Dating from 1795 to 1837, the Regency Era is remembered as a kind of mini-Renaissance in Western Europe, where elegant architecture, literature, fine art and high fashion thrived. Women's fashions were defined by looser silhouettes, empire waistlines, puff sleeves, gauzy fabrics, botanical prints and glimmering embellishments. A nod to a bygone era with a modern twist, Bridgerton—and the gorgeous nuptials of Duke and Duchess of Hastings in particular—works as a streamable moodboard for Regency-inspired wedding decor and dresses.
If you are searching for your own gown straight from the windows of The Modiste, or perhaps desire to shine like the "Diamond of the First Water" (read: a total knockout) with a vintage-inspired look on your wedding day, search no further. We've rounded up 24 of the best Bridgerton-inspired wedding dresses, from casual to formal, that you can shop right this instant. Prepare your fainting couch—these dreamy gowns might just cause you to swoon.
While we don't recommend wandering the garden near the Dark Walk unaccompanied (wink), we do recommend going for a gown with garden-inspired embroidery and layers of airy tulle.
Regency Era ball in the front, twenty-first century party in the back. This high-shine dress with crystal embellished puff sleeves and an open back makes both a grand entrance and exit.
Go ahead, dress to frill. A vibrant pink hue, bow motifs and flutter sleeves give this gown an unapologetically festive feel.
Float—don't walk—down the aisle in an airy silhouette of flowing chiffon skirt and barely there illusion lace bodice.
While the puff sleeves and relaxed skirt are straight from the Regency Era, the fitted bodice on this dress means you can dress like a Bridgerton stan and still show off your curves. What do we call that? A bridal fashion win.
What's the saying? The higher the neckline, the closer to heaven? This silk charmeuse gown with a crew neckline and blouson sleeves is perfect for a more modest wedding day look.
Two words: Prints Charming. Luxe floral brocade and an old world silhouette combine for a look that's both nontraditional and yet timeless.
Simple—but still striking—this crisp, taffeta midi dress with oversize puff sleeves is all about having fun with proportions.
Hoping to be dubbed the Diamond of the Season? Something sparkly is definitely necessary. This glamorous gown with metallic beadwork is sure to dazzle.
Equal parts effortless and intricate, this tucked organza gown with lace underlay and draped sleeves makes quite an impact—but won't weigh you down.
Let them eat cake. A relaxed fit plus gathered statement sleeves prove you don't have to sacrifice comfort to look chic.
Reminiscent of the Duchess of Hastings' wedding gown, this delicate LoveShackFancy dress is all about the details: sheer puff sleeves, raw, ruffled details, layers upon layers of embroidered-mesh and scalloped edges—and even a hidden "something blue."
Care to promenade? This lightweight LoveShackFancy linen dress is easy to move in and perfect for a less fussy affair. The breathable fabric makes it ideal for summer nuptials.
Hopeless romantics, this one's for you. A curve-skimming silhouette puts all the focus on exaggerated off-the-shoulder sleeves.
Planing a garden party? lntricately embroidered floral motifs in pastel tones give this champagne-colored gown a whimsical feel perfect for an outdoor affair.
Ooh la la. Inspired by French Regency design, this bohemian-luxe gown features large-scale cutwork. Off-the-shoulder puff sleeves and a sweeping train complete this maximalist look.
Prim and proper—but still fierce—we think even our highly opinionated Eloise Bridgerton would approve of this modest Erdem number, made of gossamer floral-embroidered silk-organza.
You don't have to skimp on ornate details for a less formal event. Case in point: This gorgeous dress with puff sleeves and a vibrant floral print.
If you're in the market for a statement gown but aren't ready to commit to a vibrant color, a blush dress is a beautiful alternative. This pastel hue is fresh—but not overpowering.
Feeling daring? Eschew white altogether and opt for a vibrant botanical print. We love this look for an outdoor bridal shower or minimony.
The best of both worlds, an illusion bodice and fluid twill fabric give this vintage-inspired silhouette a modern update.
Part dress, part confection, a blush number embellished with allover shimmering sequins and fluttery sleeves is a feast for the eyes.
Perfect for the minimalist who appreciates an antique flourish or two, a square neckline and a tiered skirt give this streamlined Anna October gown an heirloom quality.
We call this look "Bridgerton After Dark". While corsets may not have been à la mode in the Regency Era, exposed boning gives this otherwise formal wedding dress an old world and boudoir-inspired feel.