Embroidered wedding dress


When an exciting moment of marriage comes in a girl’s life, one always wants to be the most beautiful and original. The first and main thing that the bride chooses is a wedding dress. Modern designers offer a large selection of styles and decor of dresses. The most unusual is a wedding dress with embroidery. The image of the bride becomes memorable, vivid.

Types of embroidery for the decor of a wedding dress

Nowadays, brides often choose models of wedding dresses, decorated with embroidered patterns or beads. Such exclusive outfits are expensive. It is impossible to create exactly the same embroidery designs. A drawing can be of small sizes, but it’s good because it unobtrusively adorns the bodice of the dress or hem. On shortened models, embroidery is possible throughout the dress. A different approach to the method of decorating a wedding dress brings its own highlight.

A wedding dress with embroidery is stylish, fashionable and incredibly beautiful. The decor on any clothes, and even more so on the wedding decoration, gives a special chic and splendor. There are two methods of embroidery: machine and manual. In this case, the surface, cross or richelieu is often used. To contrast the decor element with the background or other details of the apparel, masters use white tones of thread, beads or colored.

Textured embroidery

Embroidered ribbons or mouline thread belong to the textured methods of dress finishing. The created picture has a three-dimensional image. The ribbons used can be silk, satin, transparent from organza or dense from velvet, velveteen. The width of the strips is from 2 to 80 mm. Tapes wider than 20 mm are not recommended to pass through the fabric, so as not to damage it. Large flowers or other decorations are made separately and are already attached to the wedding dress. Organza ribbons are used to give airiness and volume along. With a pattern of dense stripes, the robe becomes richer.

Textured Model

For embroidery with satin stitching national motifs, mouline thread is often used. A striking example is the Ukrainian style of decorating wedding dresses. Voluminous, like living flowers, branches, organically look on a white background. The fashionable ivory color in the wedding theme is also a wonderful basis for creating man-made masterpieces. The embroidery looks outwardly juicy, eye-catching. Bright colors of blue, yellow, red and green threads create an overall picture of the symbols of the Ukrainian people - poppies, branches of viburnum. So there is a unity of folk art and wedding style.

Ukrainian motifs in the image of a newlywed


To create a greater effect of the volume of the embroidered composition, a combination is often used. For example, when chamomile petals are created from thin white satin ribbons, and the core is made using yellow iridescent beads. The combination of ribbons and cross-stitch also creates an interesting effect of fullness of the pattern. Beads, which plays the role of the outline of the drawing, attracts the eye with its iridescent details. Wedding theme allows you to combine different embroidery techniques.

Combined Models


Traditional ornaments relate to cross-stitch technique. The variety of vibrant colors used to create the patterns creates a festive mood. The pattern on the wedding dress with embroidery may contain two colors: white-blue, red with black or several shades, depending on the region or country where the wedding takes place. The ornaments used to create the pattern have their own meanings..

For example, branches and vegetation - «the tree of Life», four parts of a divided apple - a symbol of love. The interpretation of abstract repeating geometric patterns is more related to the meaning of color and the shape of the figures. For embroidery of a wedding dress, white threads are often chosen as a sign of tenderness and purity of the bride. Modern sewing equipment can transfer to the fabric a pattern of any complexity. But hand embroidery was and remains a matter of admiration.

Unique floral patterns

Embroidery options for wedding dresses

The overall impression of the dress depends on which trim option will be chosen for the wedding dress. The type of decor is selected based on the type and density of fabric for a wedding dress and the designer’s ideas. Shiny, iridescent material, such as satin or silk, may be slightly muted with matte, soft embroidery. Volumetric textured decor looks better on a smooth, more dense fabric than on lace.

The vertical arrangement of a contrasting black pattern on a light background will make the bride's silhouette taller, slimmer. Bright embroidery along the contour of the neckline focuses on the bodice of the dress, if you need to smooth out the imperfections of the figure at the bottom. The decor on the belt will visually remove a few centimeters at the waist. Embroidery with gold or silver threads, decoration with pearls or rhinestones will make the bride's outfit chic and expensive.

Gold embroidery on the skirt and neckline

Iridescent gold threads that embroidered a wedding dress create the effect of nobility and wealth. A fluffy elegant skirt decorated with patterns in the form of flowers or flowing lines will allow the bride to feel like a queen of the day. When decorating the neckline, it is important not to overdo it. Otherwise, the decoration will make the girl's chest more massive than required. Gold embroidery is not so common. The technique is complex, requires special skills. Therefore, outfits with gold patterns are much more expensive, and look luxurious and glamorous..

Golden motifs on the decoration

Black embroidery at the bottom of the dress and on the corset

Blackwork (black embroidery) is traditionally made with silk threads on a white background of fabric. To create the effect of volume, while applying a picture to the bride’s dress, threads of different thicknesses are used. The play of light helps create the illusion of a convex pattern. The extravagant corset embroidery with black threads is combined with the details of the wardrobe, accessories of the same color. The bottom of the dress, bordered by a dark pattern, looks no less beautiful, bold and defiant.

Black and white contrast

White patterned embroidery on the back

A white pattern in the same color of the canvas requires great care and skill. The fabric should be very thin or transparent, then the pattern will look airy, delicate. The combination of embroidery and lace makes the bride's dress weightless. To emphasize the beauty of the back, a deep neckline is made behind, framed by sewing along the contour. The translucency of the fabric, on which the patterns are especially clearly visible, attracts the eye. To avoid surplus embellishment of the wedding dress, try to leave a minimal amount of decor in front.

Openwork lace on the back

Photo of bride dresses with handmade embroidery

A wedding dress with beautiful embroidery always looks very impressive and unique. Even famous designers are increasingly returning to the theme of such decor. Embroidered dresses every year become an updated hit in the fashion world. There are needlewomen who are independently ready to work on their wedding outfit. Hard work is rewarded by the admiring glances of those around, who appreciated the magnificence of the embroidered wedding dress.

Variety of styles and patterns