What makes the ultimate classic wedding dress? We think it’s the combination of a timeless silhouette, beautifully understated embellishments, a discreetly figure-flattering cut and the perfect balance of traditional meets contemporary styling.

Hard to find all in one dress? Of course not! Below our expert stylists have picked out four designs that fit the bill perfectly. Each classic wedding dress has something different to offer, whether that’s Kate’s beautiful lace sleeves, Georgette’s strapless sweetheart bodice, Jensen’s slinky silhouette or Tara’s clean-cut, elegant lines. There really is a classic wedding dress to suit every bride, so read on to find yours…

A wow-factor shape

A mermaid gown is the ideal choice for a show-stopping but refined silhouette. Jensen, our strapless mermaid style, is cleverly designed to give you the true hourglass shape you never knew you had!

Front view of classic wedding dress Jensen by Anna Sorrano Jensen by Anna Sorrano, available in sizes 6 - 20

Attractive coverage

A truly classic wedding dress isn’t too revealing and this straight neckline is modest yet feminine, while the soft floral lace adds a touch of luxury. Sophisticated accessories like our Regency tiara and lace-edged Saffron veil are a great way to add a little extra sparkle and glamour too.

 

Close-up front view of classic wedding dress Jensen by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Jensen by Anna Sorrano styled with the Saffron veil from Amixi

Traditional lace

The embroidered lace bodice has a delicate scalloped edge and the lace-up back moulds the dress to your exact shape. Try adding our Estella belt too, which is perfect for accentuating your waist.

 

Close-up back view of classic wedding dress Jensen by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Jensen by Anna Sorrano styled with the Saffron veil from Amixi

Well fitted

At the back the bodice flares out into a sumptuous train, ending in more beautiful scalloped lace. You can make the lace even more prominent by wearing it with our 190 underskirt too.  For more curve-hugging styles take a look at Henrietta and Alexis as well.

 

Back view of classic wedding dress Jensen by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Jensen by Anna Sorrano styled with the Saffron veil from Amixi

Stylish simplicity

Tara combines an elegant ball gown skirt with a flattering pleated bodice in shimmering satin that’s ideal for drawing attention to the waist and highlighting your natural curves.

 

Front view of classic wedding dress Tara by Anna Sorrano Tara by Anna Sorrano, available in sizes 8 to 30

Pleats, please

This pleated bodice is great for all figures while the off-the-shoulder straps are perfectly placed to flatter the upper arms and show off the décolletage.

 

Close-up front view of classic wedding dress Tara by Anna Sorrano with accessories Wedding dress featured: Tara by Anna Sorrano styled with the Rococo veil and the Leonie belt from Amixi

Dress to impress

You can have some fun accessorising this pared-down design. Why not give the skirt even more impact by doubling up on our 153 and 163 underskirts? We think it also looks amazing with our traditional Regency tiara and our romantic, satin-edged Loulou veil, which are the perfect match for this understated look. Finally, if you like the pleating here, make sure you check out Felicia too. Alternatively, for another elegantly classic wedding dress, take a look at Delancey.

 

Back view of classic wedding dress Tara by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Tara by Anna Sorrano

Love story

Georgette is a design that’s just overflowing with classic romance. There’s the gorgeous sweetheart neckline, the wow-factor ball gown skirt and, of course, the luxurious Chantilly lace. We’re in love!

 

Front view of classic wedding dress Georgette by Anna Sorrano Georgette by Anna Sorrano, available in sizes 8 to 22

Layers of detail

The bodice features a traditional sweetheart neckline and is covered with Chantilly lace and floral embroidery, which create layers of beautiful detailing.

 

Close-up front view of classic wedding dress Georgette by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Georgette by Anna Sorrano styled with the Willa veil from Amixi

Tradition with a twist

Peek a little closer and you’ll also see that the neckline has been trimmed with more Chantilly lace for an oh-so pretty twist.

 

Detailed view of classic wedding dress Georgette by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Georgette by Anna Sorrano

An excellent fit

At the back there’s stylish lacing, so the design hugs comfortably in all the right places.

 

Close-up back view of classic wedding dress Georgette by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Georgette by Anna Sorrano

Add some sparkle…

This wow factor dress can handle a little more sparkle, and our Estella belt and Gatsby tiara will do the job perfectly. Finish your look with our dramatic, chapel-length London veil.

 

Close-up front view of classic wedding dress Georgette by Anna Sorrano with accessories Wedding dress featured: Georgette by Anna Sorrano styled with the Willa veil and the Leonie belt from Amixi

Big and beautiful

The skirt features layers of super soft tulle trimmed with more Chantilly lace and pretty, embroidered appliqués. The full circle cut also means there’s plenty of volume without any bulking at the hips. You can add even more bounce by wearing it with either our 153 underskirt or 163 underskirt. Love lace? Then check out Cambria and Robyn too. 

 

Back view of classic wedding dress Georgette by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Georgette by Anna Sorrano

Regal style

Kate is a vintage-inspired gown with eye-catching lace sleeves and an absolutely fabulous ball gown skirt made from swathes of soft tulle.

 

Front view of classic wedding dress Kate by Anna Sorrano Kate by Anna Sorrano, available in sizes 8 to 24

Demure and beautiful

The classic sweetheart bodice is offset by the high lace neckline and those striking three-quarter-length sleeves.

 

Close-up front view of classic wedding dress Kate by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Kate by Anna Sorrano styled with the Saffron veil from Amixi

A luxurious texture

Take a closer look at the exquisite bodice and you’ll see that embroidered and Chantilly lace have been layered up to create a sumptuously textured vintage look.

 

Detailed view of classic wedding dress Kate by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Kate by Anna Sorrano

Cover star

The luxurious lacing here is the all-important feature, as it pulls the bodice in to hug the curves perfectly. The delicate lace across the shoulders is also ideal for brides who are looking for a little more coverage.

 

Close-up back view of classic wedding dress Kate by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Kate by Anna Sorrano

Simple styling

The detailing here is so striking you can keep it simple with your accessories. Our lace-edged Saffron veil will complement this design perfectly. Then a stunning focal point, such as our Millenia belt, is the only other finishing touch you’ll need.

 

Close-up front view of classic wedding dress Kate by Anna Sorrano with accessories Wedding dress featured: Kate by Anna Sorrano styled with the Saffron veil and Millenia belt from Amixi

Double the volume

The skirt, made from layers of soft tulle, looks even more fabulous worn with two of our underskirts for maximum volume. Alternatively, if you love this look but would prefer a lower neckline, then you might like a pretty classic wedding dress like Aviana. We also have Mallory, with thin straps, or Kimberley, if you would prefer strapless.

 

Back view of classic wedding dress Kate by Anna Sorrano Wedding dress featured: Kate by Anna Sorrano

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