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Feb 8, 2024

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A longstanding element of fashion, corsets are seeing a total resurgence—especially in bridal fashion. The corset wedding dress has been trending for several seasons and we don’t see it declining any time soon! Equal parts sexy and romantic, corset wedding dresses are essential for structure and support, but also make a couture fashion statement when paired with sheer detailing and exposed boning. From luxe lace to vintage inspiration, we’re sharing with you the trending corset wedding dress designs for 2024. 

A-line Corset Wedding Dress

The most popular bridal silhouette, it’s no surprise that having a corset bodice on an A-line silhouette makes for a gorgeous wedding dress! A corset bodice serves as a beautiful counterpoint to the flared, skirt of an A-line, with its structured style. Our Palmina Wedding Dress is a beautiful example with its fresh and feminine feel in allover floral embroidered net with a gossamer tulle overlay. The sheer corset bodice has a chic square neckline and delicate v-back with three-dimensional, frosted floral appliqués accenting the dress. The front skirt slit creates a sultry pop of leg and adds more movement to the flowing A-line silhouette. Another stunning option is our Pilar Wedding Dress an enchanting A-line with beautiful botanical details. The sheer corset bodice has pearl and crystal beaded embroidery that climbs down the dress like delicate ivy. The pleated tulle skirt is lightweight with a font skirt slit for added movement, while t he detachable stole offers you versatility in styling to create a personalized wedding day look.

Vintage Corset Wedding Dress

Corsets are a significant part of historical fashion, so it’s no surprise that we’d find them in a vintage wedding dress. Depending on the era you’re pulling inspiration from, there are different variations of the corset wedding dress. The Elizabethan era saw a corset that featured a square neckline with thick supportive straps. Designed to dramatically elevate the bust, for some major cleavage, the style is perfect for a ball gown silhouette as it was meant to create a cone-shaped waist paired with padded-out hips. The Victorian corset had a sweetheart neckline and was designed to achieve the classic hourglass figure. The bottom of the corset would often be designed with a basque waistline but was considered less comfortable than the Elizabethan style, as it squeezes the ribs. Our Geraldine Wedding Dress is our choice for a vintage corset gown. The long sleeve bodice is adorned in frosted Venice lace appliqués with a waspie corset. This style of corset starts just under the ribs and extends to the top of the hips, creating a narrow waist, and was first introduced by designer Christian Dior. The beautiful sparkle tulle skirt is finished with a lovely chapel-length train.

Corset Wedding Dress with Straps

Though corsets are designed to be totally fitted to the body, offering both support and structure, many brides might want the extra support that straps give to a wedding dress. You can still achieve all the couture style in a corset wedding dress with straps. Dainty straps will give you a more feminine look, while our bustier brides might want a thicker strap to help achieve a lift and hold. Our Pascha Wedding Dress is a soft and sexy mermaid featuring allover crystal beaded, frosted floral embroidery. The corset bodice features appliquéd tulle over Chantilly lace for a luxe layered look with a sheer back to show off the couture boning. The mermaid skirt shimmers in sparkle tulle with a stunning sheer train and scalloped hemline. For our modern minimalist brides, there’s our Phoenix Wedding Dress, which makes a statement in its simplicity. The chic crepe fit and flare has a structured, corset boned bodice with a cool cowl neckline that leads to detachable wrap around sleeves creating a cold-shoulder look with the dainty straps. The faux-wrap skirt is artfully draped with a sexy skirt slit serving fierce fashion bridal.

Long Sleeve Corset Wedding Dress

Brides love a long sleeve wedding dress! There’s something that feels so classic and elegant about a gown with long sleeves. If you’re looking to up the level of style and sophistication that a long sleeve wedding dress gives you, try going for one with a corset bodice. The rigid boning will enhance the design of the gown while offering a sexy edge to this traditional look. Our Penelope Wedding Dress is a classic ball gown with delicate details. The illusion bodice reveals a plunging corset, which offers you structure and shape. The off-the-shoulder neckline features a playful scalloped edge, leading to a beautiful illusion back. Covered buttons flow into the A-line skirt, all in romantic Chantilly lace over shimmering sparkle organza. Can’t decide between long sleeves or a sleeveless style? Well you don’t have to with our Paris Wedding Dress! The sheer bodice features delicately beaded lace appliqués and couture boning with a wide v-neckline that dips into a sultry plunge. The stretch satin skirt has an asymmetric drape that creates an ultra-flattering fit with buttons down to the hem for a classic touch. Detachable illusion sleeves give you two looks in one dress. Our Paloma Wedding Dress looks like couture bridal with a chic corset bodice and luxe lace. The sheer, off-the-shoulder bodice reveals the expert boning for a perfect fit with delicately beaded, three-dimensional floral accents. The Chantilly lace overlay has an intricate design that creates an ethereal look to the gown.

Black Corset Wedding Dress

A bold bride needs a gown to match, and nothing says bold like a black wedding dress! This statement color is powerful and mysterious, and when paired with a corset bodice it feels edgy and cool. If you’re looking for a black corset wedding dress, then meet our sister dresses Galadriel and Georgina! Our Galadriel Wedding Dress is an elegant A-line with a dark twist. The nude Chantilly lace underlay helps to make the black tulle and beaded lace appliqués pop and we love the corset bodice that hits right at the natural waistline to cinch you in. For something that feels sexier, our Georgina Wedding Dress is it. The black wedding dress features a drop waist to elongate the torso with an exaggerated sweetheart, corset bodice that helps to lift and separate the breasts. The mermaid matches the other dress with a nude lace underlay, sparkle tulle, and blingy beaded appliqués. If glamour is your goal, nothing is more glamourous than our Kristabelle Wedding Dress. The dramatic ball gown features beautifully beaded accents and textured embroidered with a corset boned bodice to support the sexy of-the-shoulder neckline. The cathedral length train will make a statement surrounded by a waterfall of feathers, especially in the bold black shade.

Lace Corset Wedding Dress

Lace is a classic choice for a wedding dress. If you’re looking to elevate the style try a lace corset wedding dress! The couture stylings of a corset paired with the timeless choice of lace fabric create a delicate yet modern design for your wedding dress. Our Nuala Wedding Dress is all about romance and glamour. The stunning fit and flare features frosted, embroidered floral appliqués over Chantilly lace for a luxe layered look. The sheer bodice has a plunging sweetheart neckline and angular panels that feel cool and geometric with boning for added support. The lace creates a delicately scalloped edge on both the neckline and hemline accented the dreamy sheer train. Our Pepita Wedding Dress is a feminine mermaid with couture details. The fitted gown features a wide v-neckline with a sheer inset for a plunging look on the corset bodice. Delicate frosted, embroidered floral lace appliqués cascade down the dress, but our favorite part is the illusion back that reveals the corset boning, accented by pearl and crystal beaded trim.

Mermaid Corset Wedding Dress 

The mermaid wedding dress is a sultry silhouette, hugging the body usually till about the knee before flaring out into a skirt. If you’re looking for a little extra va-va-voom, adding a corset bodice will amp up the seductive style. The shaping nature of a corset will help enhance the curves a mermaid silhouette is meant to show off. If you’re looking for your perfect mermaid corset wedding dress try our Philomena Wedding Dress. The stunning mermaid features delicately beaded, three-dimensional frosted floral embroidery accenting the bustier bodice. Sparkle tulle gives you an otherworldly shine and we love how the sheer back reveals the couture corsetry. Cool and couture, our Nastasia Wedding Dress embraces the work of traditional ateliers with chic corsetry. The petal satin bodice features a sculptural sweetheart neckline with a subtle cowl detail with angled boning, defining your figure and enhancing the silhouette. The mermaid skirt has a dramatic flare with buttons down to the hemline for a classic touch. If you’re looking to make a splash with your mermaid corset wedding dress then meet our Persephone Wedding Dress. The whimsical mermaid features colorful frosted floral embroidered appliqués starting from the corset bodice and cascading down the fitted silhouette. The tulle fabric keeps the gown feeling lightweight and we love the romantic touch of the sheer appliquéd train.

Bohemian Corset Wedding Dress

Both free-spirited and free-flowing, bohemian wedding dresses are a popular choice. From delicate floral details to the effortless feel, brides can’t get enough of that boho vibe. But if you’re looking to add an edge to the soft nature of a bohemian wedding dress, a corset bodice will do the trick! Shapely and chic, a bohemian corset wedding dress is the best of both worlds for brides who want that free-spirited feel with the support and structure a corset has to offer. Our Melinda Wedding Dress is beautifully boho with its flowing A-line silhouette in airy tulle. The sheer corset bodice features crystal beaded botanical lace with pop of three-dimensional floral appliqués while the basque waist, created by the corset, helps to emphasize the look of a narrow waist. Our Penny Wedding Dress is boho meets glamour. The whimsical A-line features pearl and crystal beaded, metallic floral embroidery cascading down from the boned corset bodice. Asymmetric draping and godet skirt insets give the gown a dreamy look with the dainty touch of a tied bow at the waist.

Lace-Up Corset Wedding Dress

The lace-up corset wedding dress is a popular style when it comes to corset bodices. Besides the beautiful design that offers visual interest to the back of your gown, a lace-up corset back allows for adjustability to make sure your wedding dress fits you perfectly! A lace-up corset wedding dress can vary in the styles of laces, whether it has a panel lining or exposed skin, and the distance of the grommets, creating a wider or more narrow lacing detail. Our Floretta Wedding Dress is a beautiful example of a lace-up corset wedding dress. The fairytale gown features an effortless tulle skirt and romantic Chantilly lace corset bodice with a straight off-the-shoulder neckline, crystal beaded embroidered lace, and intricate lace-up back. Our Polly Wedding Dress has a rustic charm with a delicately beaded embroidered bodice, over romantic Chantilly lace. The sculptured neckline has a lovely scalloped edge while the lace-up corset back will keep you looking cinched. The chiffon skirt beautifully billows off the body with a relaxed A-line silhouette that will have you floating down the aisle.

Corset Wedding Dress FAQs

Should I Get a Corset Wedding Dress?

Brides might be wondering “should I get a corset on my wedding dress?” There are many benefits to wearing a corset wedding dress, firstly the support. The rigid, yet flexible boning offers structure and shape that is second to none. A corset bodice will make sure you feel totally secure in your wedding dress. Another plus is style. Having a corset on your gown feels couture and this trendy design will have you looking cool and contemporary on your big day. 

Are Corset Wedding Dresses Comfortable?

You might be wondering, even with these benefits is a corset wedding dress comfortable? The answer is yes. The design of corsetry has evolved from the cinched yet suffocating corsets of the past. Today, corsets are worn not only as a shaping tool, but as a fashion statement, and with a lace-up corset back you have the ability to wear it as tight or loose as you see fit. 

Is a Corset Wedding Dress Slimming?

While a corset wedding dress is not a miracle garment that completely changes your figure, it can offer you a slimming effect—cinching you in and smoothing out your silhouette—giving the illusion of a more hourglass shape. Corsetry is a historic form of shapewear and when constructed correctly, you shouldn’t need to wear anything underneath. The boning will keep the structure intact, and the placement of it will do the work of shapewear pushing and cinching to give you your desired silhouette, while staying comfortable, making this the perfect choice for brides of all shapes and sizes! 

Can I Add a Corset to My Wedding Dress?

If you’ve fallen in love with a gown, but find the only thing missing is a corset bodice, no need to worry. Corsets can be added to almost any wedding dress, even one’s with a zipper back. We recommend working with an experienced seamstress to customize your gown and make it perfect for you! It helps to know what type of corset you’re looking to add. Do you want a bustier style? A Victorian-inspired corset? Or just a lace-up back? Knowing this will help your seamstress customize your wedding dress exactly as you want it! 

What Is a Hidden Corset Wedding Dress?

A hidden corset wedding dress is where a corset is sewn into the gown covered y fabric containing a zipper or buttons so that the laces are not seen. This is a great option if you want the shaping abilities of a corset without the lace-up look of the back. For brides who want the look of a corset without the fuss, try a hidden zipper! These dresses will have a hidden zipper panel, allowing women to slip in and out without re-lacing the entire dress back.

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