Wedding Trend Alert: Bridal ruffles

11 Jan 2022

Ravishing ruffles are a key staple on the bridal fashion radar, with brides-to-be opting for full and fabulous wedding gowns

With the demand for ballgown wedding dresses soaring, brides-to-be around the world are choosing more extravagant and flamboyant gowns than ever before. 

According to creative resource Design Bundles, searches for princess dresses swelled in 2021. This has been fuelled by celebrities such as Paris Hilton, TOWIE's Jessica Wright and Made In Chelsea star Lucy Watson, who all embraced fairy tale wedding dresses with full skirts for their weddings last year. 

For some brides, it appears the bigger the skirt, the better, and ruffles – in all shapes and sizes, can add volume and movement to a skirt while creating a feminine feel in light tulle and organza fabrics. 

Detachable sleeves can be added to take the look from day to night, while jewellery should be kept to a minimum to let the dress do all the talking. Complete the look with soft, whimsical waves or a sleek chignon and bridal hairband. 

Take a look at the wedding dresses below for ruffle inspiration and start planning your very own princess bridal style. 


Above: 'Timimun' by Pronovias


Above: 'Seona' by Jenny Packham


Above: 'Tara' by Sassi Holford


Above: Style 88093 by Justin Alexander


Above: 'Elyse' by Badgley Mischka


Above: 'Jeannine' by Vera Wang Bride


Above: 'Didima' by Ronald Joyce


Above: 'Carmelina' by Morilee


Above: Style 7428 by Mark Lesley


Above: 'Miley' by Millanova

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