Victorian Wedding Dresses

I love wedding dresses. I've been fantasizing about what I'd wear to walk down the aisle (not that that's gonna happen anytime soon) ever since I was a little girl and Yes To The Dress is one of the few TV shows that I devour these days. My tastes veer towards romantic, feminine and vintage dresses, but with a fun and quirky touch, rather than the tight and strapless style that is so popular at the moment, despite the fact that very few body types can pull that off.

If you're here, you probably feel the same or, at least, can appreciate a beautiful vintage wedding dress. So, here are a few Victorian ones to feast our eyes on:

c.1837

1855-1862, from The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

1865, made by Frederick Worth, from the Museum Of The City Of New York

1870, from The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

1874, from The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

1875, from the Indianapolis Museum Of Art

1880, from The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

1881

1884, from the Mint Museum

1885, from the Victoria and Albert Museum

c.1890, from the Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum

Which one is your favourite? Mine is the last one, with the gorgeous butterfly bodice, but I also like the princessy style of the first dress and the simpler elegance of the 1875 outfit from the Indianapolis Museum Of Art.