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Ask 5 different people what a classic wedding dress is and you will get 5 different answers.

A classic wedding gown is probably what you would have seen countless Disney princesses wear. This doesn’t necessarily mean a ballgown silhouette but in many cases, a classic wedding dress silhouette follows a similar shape. That is, tight at the top with a dramatic and full skirt.

At Emerald Bridal, we have taken a modern approach to what a classic wedding dress entails and we’re sure you will find something you’ll love on this page.

PS – our gowns are available in size 4-20.

Traditional (Classic) Wedding Dresses FAQs (Answered)

What is a classic wedding dress?

If we go back to the origins to why a wedding dress is white, it is due to one particular royal – Queen Victoria who wore a white lace dress at her wedding. In more modern times, many wedding dress fabrics are available in off-white and ivory.

A classic wedding dress is one that isn’t over-top-top. They tend to be ballgown, trumpet, a-line, or sheath in design.

Some people interpret a traditional wedding dress as being conservative but we like our brides to express themselves in whatever way they desire. This is why our range of classic wedding dresses will have leg slits, have illusion necklines, plunging necklines, and even pockets! Yes pockets!

What is the difference between ball gown wedding dress and a line wedding dress?

ball gown (left) vs a line (right)

Both have side seams that run vertically from the shoulder to the hem. The main difference is that the bodice is fitted at the waist in ball gown dresses with a full skirt where as an a-line does not have a full skirt.

What sizes are your sample gowns?

Bridal sizing is very different to normal clothing sizes. That is, wedding dresses tend to run smaller than your regular size.

We use the US standard sizing system and most wedding gowns can be ordered in size 0 through 16. Our in-store sample ranges from size 8 – 12.

We do not usually have plus size sample gowns in-store.

Where is your bridal store located?

We are centrally located within Parramatta, Chatswood, North Sydney, Sydney CBD, and Burwood. Emerald Bridal is located in Ryde, near Top Ryde Shopping Centre.

You?ll find us at 29 Devlin St, Ryde NSW 2112.

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