Found: The Perfect Cottagecore Wedding Dress for Your Fairytale Day

Spoiler alert: This viral internet trend is totally wedding-worthy.
Three cottagecore style wedding dresses
Photos: Anthropologie,Design: Natalie Romine
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Updated Jul 27, 2023

Picture this: you're walking down a wildflower-lined path toward the love of your life, preparing to exchange vows in a wedding that looks like something straight out of a storybook. And what are you wearing? The most romantic cottagecore wedding dress of your dreams, obvi!

Cottageore fashion mixes bohemian minimalism with Victorian-era elegance (Think: linen frocks, puff sleeves, bustier bodices and eyelet embroidery). Basically, anything you'd expect to be worn in the pages of a fairytale.

We want to make your bucolic fantasies the real deal, so we gathered the sweetest cottagecore dresses for your idyllic wedding aesthetic. Browse through these 15 shoppable picks, then, check out some of our favorite cottagecore looks for bridesmaids and guests.

In this article:

The Cutest Cottagecore Wedding Dress Styles for 2023-2024

Good news: You don't need to break out the loom to get the perfect cottagecore wedding dress—we've rounded up 15 looks we know you're going to love. And since you won't be doing any sewing, you'll have time to plant some wildflowers for your bouquet (kidding—kind of).

Reev Bridal Selene Gown

White square neck corset long puff sleeve a-line dress for cottagecore wedding dress
Photo: Reev Bridal

This long-sleeved gown looks like something straight out of a fantasy novel making it the perfect fit for your fairytale wedding. Tiered puff sleeves, a boned corset bodice and a drop waist are just a few of its romantic features.

Size Range: Custom

LoveShackFancy Sarabi Gown

White sleeveless maxi dress with lace fabric paneling for cottagecore wedding dress
Photo: LoveShackFancy

This dress was made for running barefoot through a field of flowers. Its form-fitting bodice is met with a flowy skirt crafted from tiers of intricate custom lace. Pair it with a crown of wildflowers for the ultimate ethereal vibe.

Size Range: 00 - 14

Indiebride London Gaia Dress

White cotton lace loose fitting v-neck dress with slight flare sleeves for cottagecore wedding dress
Photo: Indiebride London

If you've ever fantasized about stepping into the world of Little House on the Prairie, this is the dress for you. Because it was sustainably made from soft cotton lace, you can feel good about wearing the vintage-inspired look too.

Size Range: Custom

House of CB Felizia White Puff Sleeve Sundress

White puff sleeve sun dress for cottagecore wedding
Photo: House of CB

Made from stretch white cotton, this dress offers a lightweight feel that will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day—perfect for frolicing through fields of flowers, riding a horse through a meadow, or getting married, of course. Oh, and did we mention it has pockets?

Size Range: XS - XL

Reev Bridal Austen Gown

A-line chiffon cottagecore wedding dress with square neck and short puff sleeves
Photo: Reev Bridal

Named after the beloved author, Jane Austen, this gown brings Regency era style to life in the 21st century. With a square neckline, puff sleeves and empire waist, you'll feel like you've stepped into the world of Pride & Prejudice while wearing it.

Size Range: Custom

House of CB Eve White Broderie Maxi Dress

White broderie maxi dress for cottagecore wedding
Photo: House of CB

Your backyard wedding will feel like a getaway to the French countryside when you're sporting this cottagecore dress. Cut from dainty broderie anglaise, it offers an ultra-romantic look that you'll love for your casual dress code event. We'd pair it with a bouquet of French lavender for even more je ne sais quoi.

Size Range: XS - XL

Watters Eloise Puff-Sleeve Sheath Wedding Gown

White short puff sleeve sheath wedding gown
Photo: Anthropologie

Embrace the cottagecore trend in a sleek and modern way with this charming gown. Made from luxuriously soft crepe fabric, it features dramatic puff-sleeves, an empire waistline, and a classic sheath silhouette.

Size Range: 00 - 24W

Lulus Molinetto White Lace Ruffled Tiered Sleeveless Maxi Dress

White Lace Ruffled Tiered Sleeveless Maxi Dress for cottagecore wedding
Photo: Lulus

We love this lace look for brides on a budget. At under $200, it offers an ultra-romantic look that's perfect for your special day. Not to mention, it comes in four other color options, in case you're looking for something a little less traditional.

Size Range: XXS - 3XL

For Love & Lemons Vera Bridal Gown

White lace drop shoulder cottagecore wedding dress
Photo: For Love & Lemons

Whether you rock this lace dress on your wedding day, or on your honeymoon in the English countryside, we can guarantee you won't want to take it off. Featuring a breezy A-line silhouette, it's as cute as it is comfortable.

Size Range: XXS - XL

Reev Bridal Ellery Gown

Long sleeve satin cottagecore wedding dress
Photo: Reev Bridal

Vintage-loving brides take note: Here's a pick you're sure to love. With bishop sleeves, a corset bodice and a drop waist, this satin gown is guaranteed to take you back in time. P.S.: Did you peep that cathedral-length train?

Size Range: Custom

Selkie The Silk Satin in Bloom Bridal Gown

Silk satin in bloom cottagecore wedding dress
Photo: Selkie

Embrace the simplicity of cottage living in a dress that's anything but. Available in ivory and blush, the silk gown features a bustier bodice, side leg slit and dramatic ruffle detailing throughout. Plus, it has a button on the back for seamless bustling!

Size Range: XXS - 6XL

Reformation Rowan Dress

White linen sleeveless cottagecore wedding dress
Photo: Reformation

Whether you're spending your day picking produce in the garden, or getting hitched, you'll love wearing this lightweight linen dress. With delicate lace trimming and a dainty bow detail, it's an ideal pick to round out your cottagecore theme.

Size Range: 0 - 12

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Louise Square-Neck A-Line Chiffon Wedding Gown

 Square-Neck A-Line Chiffon cottagecore Wedding Gown
Photo: Anthropologie

This gown offers a simple-yet-stunning nod to the cottagecore trend and we couldn't be more obsessed. A square neckline, bishop sleeves and an A-line silhouette make it a timeless pick for your upcoming nuptials.

Size Range: 0 - 18

Willowby by Watters Lilia Puff-Sleeve Lace Empire Wedding Gown

Ivory Puff-Sleeve Lace Empire cottagecore Wedding Gown with floral detail
Photo: Anthropologie

Hosting a cottagecore-inspired garden wedding? We've got the look for you. Sheer puff-sleeves and delicate floral embroidery throughout give this A-line gown a whimsical look we adore for the occasion.

Size Range: 00 - 26W

Revelry Maeve Tulle Dress White Pearl

Tulle square neck cottagecore wedding dress
Photo: Revelry

Good news: You can embrace the cottagecore trend without breaking the bank. This tulle gown checks off all our boxes when it comes to style. . .plus it costs less than $200! Dress it up with eye-catching accessories, or let its timeless silhouette speak for itself.

Size Range: 0 - 32

Aesthetic Elements of a Cottagecore Wedding Dress

What makes a cottagecore wedding dress? This viral trend celebrates the simplicity of rural living, and many people have chosen to embrace it (even in urban settings) by growing backyard gardens, learning to make bread from scratch, and of course, adding effortless, lived-in looks to their wardrobe rotation. Of course, all worthy trends make their way to the wedding world and sure enough, cottagecore wedding dresses have arrived.

P.S. If these descriptions don't pass your vibe check, take a peek at these trending aesthetics to look for your perfect match: Regencycore, mermaidcore, and Barbiecore. Spoiler alert: They are all SO good.

Puff Sleeves

If you're trying to achieve the cottagecore aesthetic on your wedding day, puff sleeves are the way to go. They create a sense of whimsy that will make you feel like you've stepped back in time. Not to mention, they're oh-so comfortable.

Airy Skirts

Breezy silhouettes, such as A-line, are best for capturing the effortless vibe that cottagecore is synonymous with. When it comes to fabric, keep things lightweight and breathable. Cotton is always a good choice. Not sure if it's a fit? Ask yourself, 'Can I frolic through a meadow in this dress?'.

Corset or Bustier Bodices

Cottagecore fashion is heavily inspired by the Victorian era, so naturally, some of its key fashion features made their way into the dress trend. Corset and bustier bodices are perhaps the biggest example. In terms of style, a relaxed skirt met with a figure-flattering bodice is just *chef's kiss*, but trust us, you'll love the structure they add as well.

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