The Old-fashioned Medieval Wedding DressesOn March 14, 2020 by U.Hidayat
Medieval is a European period that means the middle ages that lasted from the 5th century until the 15th century. Most medieval dresses preferred the colors such as bloody red, maroon blue and yellow or gold. The texture is velvety smooth and usually has a very thick layer. The elegant bodice are always fitted where you can see the bosom of the bride while on the lower part, the wedding dress is very flaunty.
Most of the dresses have long sleeves so as to hide the arms of the bride but wide for mobility and reach. Since the dress is of different layers, the bride might experience heavy perspiration inside and it may hinder her to move comfortably or run fast. But for comfort, the fabrics with natural fibers can be used such as silk.
Medieval dresses can also be styled in a simpler manner to provide more comfort. It can be as simple as an A-line with a V-shaped waist where the sleeves can be flared from the shoulders or have poet sleeves where the sleeves are fitted in the forearm and starts to flare from the elbows.
Necklines are usually square and the upper part is laced in the back. It can be also have an off-shoulder style with slight puffy sleeves. Hooded dresses can also be associated as medieval. Veils can also be in a hooded design where it can also be designed to attach to a bridal cape.
Headpieces can be a circlet made of gold, silver or even flowers. Veils were not used during the medieval times but of course it is still the bride’s option to wear one. Aside from wearing the hair loose, one can also opt for a bun where it is accentuated with a snood that encases the bun.
Medieval wedding dresses can be as classic as it was during the medieval times or with a more modern touch and comfort.