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Camisole-Inspired Wedding Dress Bodices
Ordinarily, wedding dress bodices are defined by the neckline. However, this round-up of wedding dress is all about camisole-inspired bodices.
Ordinarily, wedding dress bodices are defined by the neckline. However, this round-up of wedding dress is all about camisole-inspired bodices. With a relaxed, just-north-of-lingerie comfort, these bodices will remind you of your favorite tanks and camisoles. From boho to princess, these bodices can accompany a wide range of styles, giving each an air of simplicity and elegance.
Above, this long sheath is set off by a deep-v camisole shape with a sheer, beaded overlay. It’s very Art Deco meets bohemian, if such a thing existed (so let’s just pretend it does). This would be gorgeous at a resort wedding.
Below, this slinky silk number features another sheer overlay (this one with a slight keyhole in the lace neckline). Definitely both formal and non-traditional, this dress would be best suited for a bride with bold style who wants plenty of jealous gasps as she walks down the aisle.
Love a Grecian gown silhouette? This subtle blush dress (below) features a deep v camisole with embellished straps and an empire waist.
But not all tank styles are v-neck. This square neckline (below) is stunning, especially with the beadwork along the bodice and straps. And the flowing skirt gives this whole look an effortless, dreamy quality.
This dress with tulle skirt overlay (above, left) is very ballerina princess, right? Paired with a soft updo and chandelier earrings, this camisole bodice looks delicate and feminine. By contrast, this Edwardian lace dress (above, right) is all about mixing vintage with modern, creating a highly sophisticated albeit laidback vibe. This dress should be a requirement for any backyard wedding.
Want to play it a little edgy? Above, this dress is all about bringing in lingerie inspiration with its seductive silhouette and faux-corset detailing. But it never goes too over the top sexy–notice the lace paneling that keeps the neckline from going too low and the sweet embroided overlay that makes sure no one thinks this bride has stumbled out in her nightgown.
You can also incorporate this trend into short dresses, whether you wear them for the ceremony or just at the reception. This bodice works so well proportionally with shorter hemlines.
And, as promised, yes you can have this bodice with more of a princess a-line. This lovely and simple bodice ensures this skirt isn’t overpowered, and makes the whole look a little more modern.