If you're into lace, delicate embellishments, floral appliqués, and embroidery, then romantic wedding dresses are probably right up your alley. This wedding dress style isn't tied to a specific type of venue, wedding season, or dress code, but brides who wear romantic wedding gowns generally have one thing in common: the end goal of an ethereal, feminine aesthetic on the big day. Whether you choose blush tulle, princess-inspired beading, or exquisite lace, romantic wedding dresses are known for their swoon-worthy details and enchanting feel. We scoured the latest Bridal Fashion Week collections to bring you more than a dozen romantic styles to consider in your search for the perfect fairytale gown.
Prepare to fall in love with these romantic wedding dresses.
Dress by Watters
You can't go wrong with illusion lace when it comes to romantic wedding dresses. This classic-meets-sultry design allows you to show a hint of skin, but it can usually be customized by adding a lining to provide more modesty. Balance out an illusion bodice with a full ball gown skirt for a gorgeous fairytale look.
Dress by Grace Loves Lace
Going for romantic bohemian vibes? A tiered lace wedding dress merges both styles effortlessly. Subtle star fringe on the skirt gives this dress a dreamy, celestial-inspired feel.
Dress by Ines Di Santo
Organza is one of the most popular fabrics for romantic wedding dresses, and one look at this gorgeous ball gown is all it takes to understand why. Create the illusion that you're effortlessly floating down the aisle by opting for a handkerchief organza skirt like this, which pairs beautifully with a Chantilly lace corset and low-v cutout for a bit of allure.
Dress by Eisen-Stein
Two words: blush tulle. It doesn't get more romantic than this! The bustier top and exposed corset on this dress bring a sexy element to an otherwise sweet style.
Dress by Anne Barge
If you're getting married at a garden venue, say hello to your perfect romantic wedding dress. The cascading rose appliqués stand out against the nude ball gown skirt for a stunning effect.
Dress by Alexandra Grecco
Prefer a more simplistic approach to your romantic wedding gown? Try a silk crepe style with embroidered lace panels for a chic, streamlined look. A chapel-length train adds just the right amount of oomph.
Dress by Honor Bridal
For the bride who wants a bit of edge, a black ribbon sash does just the trick. Pair it with a flowy, off-the-shoulder wedding dress for serious fashionista vibes.
Dress by Gracy Accad
A shorter hemline is fun and flirty (plus, it gives you the opportunity to show off a fab pair of wedding shoes!). This tea-length style is a chic alternative if you're looking for romantic wedding gowns that are unique or vintage-inspired. We're envisioning this dress at a courthouse wedding à la Carrie Bradshaw.
Dress by Lihi Hod
Bishop sleeves (also called poet sleeves) and romantic wedding dresses go hand-in-hand. This option is great for winter weddings or brides who want to cover up their arms, but it also taps into one of the wedding dress trends we're watching for 2020: Shakespeare-inspired styles!
Dress by Enaura Bridal
We can't resist a bit of sparkle and tulle. This combination will never go out of fashion — opt for a beaded tulle ball gown if you're going for princess glam vibes.
Dress by Nouvelle Amsale
If 'modern princess' is more your style, choose a dress that incorporates both traditional and contemporary details. We're loving this sophisticated sheath gown that feels like a perfect combination of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's wedding dresses, thanks to the simple crepe skirt and long lace sleeves.
Dress by Nicole
A fitted allover lace gown with cap sleeves is an oh-so-elegant option for romantic wedding dresses. The statement bow belt on this style by Nicole instantly accentuates your waist.
Dress by Claire Pettibone
This Claire Pettibone design might just be one of the dreamiest romantic wedding gowns we've ever seen. The pastel floral embroidery is unique and artistic, making this dress a perfect choice for free-spirited brides who want to rock a style that's a total conversation piece. And we're not saying that you need to pose in front of a floral backdrop (like this masterpiece by Faye + Renee and East Made Co.) but it doesn't hurt, either.
Dress by BHLDN
Whether you're getting married at a countryside venue or on a sunny beach, this effortless, romantic wedding dress is a versatile choice. The subtle hint of blush peeking out from under the tulle skirt is so pretty!
Dress by Pronovias
There's nothing more chic than a lace mermaid wedding dress featuring a sweetheart neckline. When it comes to romantic wedding gowns, this go-to style never fails, and it looks good on everyone. Sheer elbow-length gloves are an optional (but fabulous) accessory.
Dress by Jenny by Jenny Yoo Bridal
Try a convertible style if you can't decide on just one dress or want to switch up your look between the ceremony and reception. This tulle style can be worn with a one-shoulder neckline, halter straps, or off-the-shoulder sleeves.