Period Bridal Fashion

Downton Abbey Brides Full

Vintage wedding dresses are fascinating to look at. It’s fun to observe how the silhouettes and fabrics evolve through the decades, from a lacy Edwardian confection to a sleek sixties wedding day coat.

Inspired by the period fashion in Downton Abbey, one of my favourite costume dramas, I did a watercolour painting of the bridal looks. Notice how Rose’s wedding ensemble is the most youthful (for that time) with its flapper-inspired touches like the dazzling embellishment and looser cut.


Here’s an amazing sixties wedding dress found on Mill Crest Vintage. Love the combination of a fitted, heavily-beaded bodice with a simple column/ slightly-flared skirt.



Period Bridal Fashion