1990 – 2000 Wedding Dress Designs
The 1990’s started out much like the late 1980’s with wedding dress designs that emphasized the shoulders and upper arms. Man made materials were still a staple as was the use of inexpensive offshore labor which meant that a bride could get a beautiful wedding dress as an exceptional value. There’s a saying that says that history repeats itself and the 1990’s were no exception when it came to wedding dress designs. Most notably, many of the designs can most closely be related to those of the mid or late Victorian time period.
When it came to skirts, many options were available, but the wide skirt was by far the most popular. With wide styles in demand, a new variation of the wider styles emerged. This new version includes a wasteline that dropped wll below the hips, and then flared out to include a wide skirt. Similar dresses were available in the 80’s, but the waistline was generally much higer, sitting at or above the hips. Puffy sleeves and bows give the dress a full look were still common, similar to the 80’s as well.
Embroidery and beading were also common in 90’s wedding dresses that often included off the shoulder designs. The 1990’s also saw a trend toward a highly sculpted corse boddice, which allowed many body shapes to conform to the dress, giving a tightly fitted look. Stuff materials allowed for extra beadwork or pearls to be applied to the dresses, but as the decade was coming to a close, this style began to fade. In its place more free flowing and fluid materials appeared once again as was common in prior decades and a trend toward narrow profiles once again made an appearance. If you were to sum up 1990’s wedding dresses in just a few words, espeically those in the earlier parts of the decade, big and bold are two words that would come to mind.