55 Paris Couture Fashion Week Dresses Made for Brides

Three models walking down runway in couture wedding gowns

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Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week has come and gone, and like every season, we're officially swooning over the gorgeous bridal and bridal-inspired dresses that walked down the runway. Each year, designers from around the world stun fashion lovers everywhere with over-the-top designs, like larger-than-life ballgowns, overflowing layers of exaggerated ruffles and tulle, and tons of sequins.

For brides with more avant-garde and fashion-forward aesthetics, Couture week is the best place to kick start your wedding dress journey. From Giambattista Valli to Chanel and Christian Dior, you'll find the exact inspiration you need to feel bold, beautiful, and confident on your big day.

So, in honor of the new dresses that graced the runway this Fall 2021 season, ahead, scroll through our picks for the 55 best bridal-inspired dresses from Paris Haute Couture past and present.

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Fendi

fendi

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Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Oversized mini coat

The Wow Factor: The allover feathered detail

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Fendi

fendi couture

Courtesy of Fendi

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Long sleeve A-line gown

The Wow Factor: The intricate color marbling

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Chanel

chanel

Courtesy of Chanel

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Long sleeve, A-line ballgown

The Wow Factor: The regal simplicity of the gown

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Chanel

chanel

Courtesy of Chanel

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Two-piece pantsuit

The Wow Factor: The blazer's deep-V neckline

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Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

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Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: A-line gown featuring a draped cape

The Wow Factor: The frothy tulle and dramatic cape

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Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

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Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Strapless A-line gown

The Wow Factor: The tiered black and white silhouette

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Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli couture

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Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Dropped waist ballgown

The Wow Factor: The stunning avant-garde silhouette and disco-esque bodice

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Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad

Courtesy of Zuhair Murad

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Long sleeve fitted dress

The Wow Factor: The deep-V neckline, crystal embellishments, belted cinched waist, and middle slit

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Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad

Courtesy of Zuhair Murad

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Long sleeve ballgown

The Wow Factor: The crystal details throughout the gown

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Elie Saab

elie saab

Courtesy of Elie Saab

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Princess ballgown

The Wow Factor: The regalness of the entire look

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Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Courtesy of Elie Saab

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: One-shoulder A-line gown

The Wow Factor: The three-dimensional applique

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Rahul Mishra

Rahul Mishra

Courtesy of Rahul Mishra

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Strapless A-line gown

The Wow Factor: The billowing allover ruffles

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Alexis Mabille

Alexis Mabille

Courtesy of Alexis Mabille

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Strapless mini dress

The Wow Factor: The flower bouquet on the neckline

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Alexis Mabille

Alexis Mabille

Courtesy of Alexis Mabille

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Strapless ballgown

The Wow Factor: The vibrant yellow metallic hue

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Vaishali S

Vaishali S

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Season: Fall/Winter 2021

The Cut: Structured gown

The Wow Factor: The vine and floral detailing on the front

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Givenchy

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Strapless gown featuring a structured cape

The Wow Factor: The three-dimensional floral applique and cutout design

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Elie Saab

Elie Saab

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Princess ballgown

The Wow Factor: The waist-cinching bow and intricately woven lace

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Chanel

Chanel Spring Summer 2020

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Two-piece paring with a gauzy floral skirt and long-sleeved blouse

The Wow Factor: The pastel, three-dimensional floral embroidery on the skirt

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Chanel

Chanel Spring Summer 2020 couture

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Long sleeve column gown featuring a mock neck

The Wow Factor: The allover lace

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Stephane Rolland

Stephane Rolland Spring Summer couture 2020

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Sleeveless gown with pockets

The Wow Factor: The allover pearl embellishments

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Stephane Rolland

Stephane Rolland

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: One-shoulder blouse and wide-leg pants

The Wow Factor: The crystal-embellished neckline

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Georges Chakra

Georges Chakra spring summer 2020 couture

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Ballet-skirt mini dress and pants

The Wow Factor: The sheer, floral-embroidered pants

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Georges Chakra

georges chakra spring summer 2020 couture

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Mini dress featuring a dress length veil

The Wow Factor: The exaggerated shoulders

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Christian Dior

Dior Couture Spring Summer 2020

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: One-shoulder, A-line gown

The Wow Factor: The frothy layers of tulle

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Christian Dior

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Greecian-esque long-sleeve gown

The Wow Factor: The ethereal flowy silhouette

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Ralph & Russo

ralph & russo spring summer 2020 couture

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Sleeveless column gown

The Wow Factor: The back bow, beaded neck, and fully feathered hemline

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Ralph & Russo

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Two-piece pantsuit

The Wow Factor: The stunning allover sequins

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Antonio Grimaldi

Antonion Grimaldi couture spring summer 2020

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Long sleeve ballgown

The Wow Factor: The dramatic train in the back

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Antonio Grimaldi

antonio grimaldi couture spring summer 2020

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Long sleeve mini dress

The Wow Factor: The feathered sleeves and mock neck

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Ulyana Sergeenko

ulyana sergeenko spring summer 2020 couture

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Season: Spring/Summer 2020

The Cut: Long sleeve gown

The Wow Factor: The sequin, feathers, thigh-high slit...everything!

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Vivienne Westwood

Model in feathered white wedding gown

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Strapless ballgown

The Wow Factor: The featured skirt

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Vivienne Westwood

Model in strapless lace gown with large veil

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Strapless ballgown

The Wow Factor: The tiered silhouette

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Giorgio Armani Privé

A model walks the runway in a strapless, floral embroidered, lavender gown

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Strapless column gown

The Wow Factor: The lavender hue

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Giorgio Armani Privé

A model walks the runway in deep-cut embellished gown

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Two-piece pantsuit

The Wow Factor: The allover sparkle and sequin

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Givenchy

Givenchy

Courtesy of Givenchy

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Long sleeve, peplum high-low top, and black cigarette pants

The Wow Factor: The two-piece couture nature of the entire look

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Givenchy

A model walks the runway in feathered, tiered white gown

Peter White

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: One shoulder gown

The Wow Factor: The avant-garde silhouette

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Rami Kadi Haute Couture

A model walks the runway in off-the-shoulder princess wedding gown

Kay-Paris Fernandes

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Off the shoulder ballgown

The Wow Factor: The allover sparkles

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Giorgio Armani Privé

A model walks the runway in multicolored tulle wedding dress with fur

Estrop

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: One shoulder column gown

The Wow Factor: The multicolor tiers

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Giorgio Armani Privé

A model walks the runway in a light blue strapless gown

Pascal Le Segretain

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Strapless A-line dress

The Wow Factor: The blue hue

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Stéphane Rolland

A model walks the runway in light blue, strapless, satin gown

Thierry Chesnot

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Strapless wide blouse dress

The Wow Factor: The silhouette

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Chanel

A model in a one-shoulder white dress with black belt

Rindoff/Charriau

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: One-shoulder A-line gown

The Wow Factor: The draped one shoulder and belted detail

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Chanel

A model in a white dress with black and white floral embellishments

Pascal Le Segretain

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: One shoulder column gown

The Wow Factor: The floral embroidery at the neckline

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Georges Hobeika

Model in gold princess gown with large skirt and long veil

Laurent Viteur

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Strapless ballgown

The Wow Factor: The voluminous skirt

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Georges Hobeika

Model in long-sleeved sheer lace white wedding gown

Laurent Viteur

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Long sleeve A-line gown

The Wow Factor: The sheer lace bodice and sleeves

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Georges Chakra Haute Couture

Model in gold-accented lilac and white gown with puffy sleeves

Laurent Viteur

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: A-line gown, featuring an overskirt with a train

The Wow Factor: The embellished overskirt and balloon sleeves

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Georges Chakra Haute Couture

Model in one-shouldered white gown with high slit

Laurent Viteur

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: One shoulder gown

The Wow Factor: The thigh-high slit

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Ralph & Russo Haute Couture

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture

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Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Mini shift dress

The Wow Factor: The hanging crystals and mini hemline

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Ralph & Russo Haute Couture

Model walking runway in short silver-accented white dress

Richard Bord

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: White mini coat

The Wow Factor: The crystal embellishments and short hemline

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Schiaparelli

Model walking runway in large white gown

FRANCOIS GUILLOT

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: High-low structured dress

The Wow Factor: The avant-garde silhouette

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Stéphane Rolland

Model walking runway in long-sleeved gown with feathers

CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: A-line gown, featuring a deep V-neckline

The Wow Factor: The feathered details

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Elie Saab Haute Couture

Model walking runway in gold princess wedding gown with overcoat

Dominique Charriau

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Voluminous ballgown

The Wow Factor: The intricate gold detailing throughout the dress

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Elie Saab Haute Couture

elie saab haute couture

Courtesy of Elie Saab

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Kimono-inspired long sleeve gown

The Wow Factor: The velvet belt and bell sleeves

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Ziad Nakad

Model in off-the-shoulder, long-sleeved, embellished princess gown

Thierry Chesnot

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Off-the-shoulder, long-sleeved princess gown

The Wow Factor: The allover embellishment

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Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli gown

Courtesy of Giambattista Valli

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Multilayered strapless ruffled gown

The Wow Factor: The large pink floral details throughout the entire dress

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Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

Courtesy of Giambattista Valli

Season: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

The Cut: Multilayered strapless ruffled ballgown

The Wow Factor: The unconventional mint hue

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