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 is just one reason why the period drama based on the Julia Quinn novels has around 82 million views and is the most-streamed show on Netflix to date: His name is the Duke of Hastings. (Yes, Your Grace.) The Duke and his unparalleled spoon-licking skills aside, Bridgerton also offers up quick wit, steamy love scenes—and stunning Regency Era costumes.
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 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 wedding of Duke and Duchess of Hastings in particular—works as a streamable moodboard for Regency-inspired 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, you can shop right now. 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 garden-inspired embroidery—especially when it's made of glittery tonal sequins.
Needle & Thread Aurelia gown, $669, BHLDN.com
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.
Katharine Polk Gwen Moire and crystal trimmed open back puff sleeve gown, $3,150, KatharinePolk.com
Go ahead, dress to frill. A ruffled bodice and allover Battenburg lace give this frothy gown an unapologetically festive feel.
LoveShackFancy Odem crop top, $395, Odem maxi skirt, $695, LoveShackFancy.com
Float—don't walk—down the aisle in an airy silhouette of flowing chiffon skirt and barely there illusion lace bodice.
Lulus Loving You Truly white beaded embroidered cap sleeve maxi dress, $298, Lulus.com
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.
Markarian Clementine dress, $7,395, Markarian-NYC.com
Let them eat cake. A relaxed fit plus gathered statement sleeves prove you don't have to sacrifice comfort to look chic.
Reformation Stars dress, $428, TheReformation.com
Two words: Prints Charming. Luxe floral brocade and an old world silhouette combine for a look that's both nontraditional and yet timeless.
Markarian Maddalena Pleated White Floral-Brocade Maxi Gown, $2,895, Markarian-NYC.com
Simple—but still striking—this crisp, taffeta midi dress with oversize puff sleeves is all about having fun with proportions.
Self Portrait White taffeta puff sleeve midi dress, $460, Self-Portrait-Studio.com
Hoping to be dubbed the Diamond of the Season? Something sparkly is definitely necessary. This glamorous gown with metallic beadwork is sure to dazzle.
Ranna Gill Marilyn Gown, $2,200, BHLDN.com
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.
Danielle Frankel Rosalie gown, $9,890, DanielleFrankelStudio.com
Your wedding day is your chance to show off your prettiest plumage. Wispy ostrich feather details give this smoke gray gown an ethereal vibe.
Marchesa Tulle Column Gown With Ostrich Feather Embroidery, $6,995, Marchesa.com
Reminiscent of the Duchess of Hastings' wedding gown, this delicate 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."
LoveShackFancy Viviana dress, $1,995, LoveShackFancy.com
Care to promenade? This lightweight linen dress is easy to move in and perfect for a less fussy affair. The breathable fabric makes it ideal for summer nuptials.
Charo Ruiz Thelma crocheted lace-trimmed cotton-blend midi dress, $600, Net-a-Porter.com
Hopeless romantics, this one's for you. A curve-skimming silhouette puts all the focus on exaggerated pleated tulle sleeves.
Danielle Frankel Ruby tulle-trimmed wool and silk-blend satin gown, $5,990, Net-A-Porter.com
Playful motifs of birds, hot air balloons and florals in soft rainbow sequins give this champagne-colored gown a magical quality.
Needle & Thread Delphine sequin gown, $659, NeedleandThread.com
Created as an ode to love, it doesn't get more sentimental than this lace gown adorned with hearts and arrows.
Zimmermann The Lovestruck silk-linen lace gown, $3,750, ModaOperandi.com
Prim and proper—but still fierce—we think even our highly opinionated Eloise Bridgerton would approve of this modest number, made of gossamer floral-embroidered organza.
ERDEM Clementine floral-embroidered organza gown, $6,480, MatchesFashion.com
You don't have to skimp on ornate details for a less formal event. Case in point: This gorgeous linen-blend dress embroidered with blooming flowers.
Marta Ferri Floral-embroidered linen-blend dress, $4,312, MatchesFashion.com
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.
Marchesa Notte Tish Gown, $1,295, BHLDN.com
Feeling daring? Eschew white altogether and opt for a vibrant botanical print. We love this look for an outdoor bridal shower or minimony.
Agua by Agua Bendita Pistacho Grosellas-Printed poplin dress, $790, ModaOperandi.com
The best of both worlds, a semi sheer skirt and bodice give this vintage-inspired silhouette a modern update.
Self-Portrait Ribbon lace tiered maxi dress, $795, Self-Portrait-Studio.com
Part dress, part confection, a blush number with a beaded bow bodice and fluttery sleeves is a feast for the eyes.
Shirley Ribbon Bodice ankle maxi dress, $409, NeedleandThread.com
Perfect for the minimalist who appreciates an antique flourish or two, blouson sleeves with lace cuffs and a square neckline give this streamlined silhouette an heirloom quality.
Jenny by Jenny Yoo Myla Gown, $1,195, BHLDN.com
We call this look "Bridgerton After Dark". While curve-skimming silhouettes may not have been à la mode in the Regency Era, lace puff sleeves give this otherwise streamlined wedding dress a dressing gown-inspired feel.
Lulus Make it Magnificent white lace puff sleeve mermaid maxi dress, $98, Lulus.com