15 thoughts on “Top 10 Historical Movie Wedding Dresses

    1. Yeah, but:
      – 5 for boring trim
      – 5 for crappy sleeve ruffles
      – 5 for being ho-hum

      It didn’t make my top 10!

  1. Just to note- Ken Branagh’s Frankenstein wasn’t set in England. It was in Switzerland,so a French wedding dress makes more sense.

    1. Duh, how did I forget that? Although someone on FB rightly pointed out that the embroidered court dress ISN’T the same as the wedding dress, which is a francaise! So that changes the point scheme entirely!

  2. Great article! But I’d like your expert opinion on some point regarding wedding dresses pre-Victoria: Aren’t white wedding dresses supposed to be not that popular before Victoria’s wedding? I mean I guess that doesn’t have to mean that they were taboo or extremely rare, but still, older wedding dresses depicted on film and tv so often turn up white/cream/very pale pink/gold/silver or any such colour that would seem conventional in a modern wedding, you’d think this was the standard all the way back to the Romans. So what do you think, shouldn’t this be a concern? A reason to downgrade some of these dresses a couple of points, for example?

    1. Except maybe in Regency, when white/pale/pastels was the approved scheme for dressing unmarried girls and young women in general, and probably influenced Victoria’s choices.

  3. Sounds like someone doesn’t like empire waists! ;)

    That’s ok. We all have our own fashion faves and hates. I’m a massive empire waist fan myself, particularly during the Italian Renaissance. So Lucrezia’s dress is my fave!

  4. Absolutely love your blog and this is a great post! In my book, Angelica’s dress in the “The Devil’s Whore” deserves to win bonus points for being the dress our heroine chooses to wear to her own hanging…

    1. Wearing your wedding dress to your hanging?! Damn, that’s hardcore metal!
      Oh- the Tristan & Isolde dress was made for Mili Avital in ‘The Arabian Nights’ (I can’t remember the year) originally- which had Rufus Sewell & Dougray Scott in it.

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