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Who doesn't want to feel like royalty on their big day? While we may not be fairy godmothers per se, we've got a few princess-worthy gowns that should do the trick. Cue the fanfare.
What Is a Princess Wedding Dress?
A princess wedding dress is a full-skirted ball gown typically featuring embellishments, sparkles, and beading.
While always romantic, feminine, and a guaranteed show-stopping entrance, modern updates to the princess wedding gown bring on some refreshing edge. From blush tones and unexpected hues to clean architectural lines and oversized bows, there's a perfect style for every bride. With a fitted bodice and full skirt, we love how universally flattering this style is. Not to mention, twirl-worthy for sure!
Below, we've rounded up 26 gowns for the modern princess bride that will have you giving any real-life princess a run for her money.
Best Back: DB Studio Low Back Mid-Sleeve Crepe and Satin Wedding Dress
This crepe and satin princess wedding gown features a low back with classic button detail and a modest neckline. Three-quarter-inch sleeves remind us of the gown Meghan Markle wore in her 2018 royal wedding to Prince Harry. The encrusted belt-like appliqué at the waist adds a pinch of sparkle.
Best Embroidery: Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Platinum Collection Belle Dress
Inspired by Belle of Beauty and the Beast, rose and floral appliqués, crystals, and sequins adorn the bodice and trail across the illusion sleeves of this ball gown. A lace-up corset back with crystal buttons complements the sparkle tulle.
Best Illusion Lace: Isabelle Armstrong Perugia Dress
The gown is made of Fielle, a soft, light-woven fabric with a ribbed texture, originally made of silk. It features a scoop-neck length bodice with long sheer, embroidered sleeves, and a keyhole back. The lace turtleneck style collar adds sophisticated charm.
Considering a princess wedding dress? Here are a few things to know.
- Can I wear a princess wedding dress no matter my venue? Yes! While your venue can help you determine your bridal style, you can wear a ball gown down the aisle no matter where you say "I do."
- Does my princess dress have to have beading? While common, a princess wedding dress does not require embellishments. If you are a simple bride, stick with an A-line silhouette with minimal frills.
- Who are some of the most famous princess brides? Today, many brides draw inspiration from the bridal looks of Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle. They all had very different takes on the princess style and looked equally stunning!