French Boudoir-Inspired Gowns from Victoria Kyriakides Spring 2018

The surprisingly comfortable wedding dresses are both romantic and contemporary.

French Boudoir-Inspired Gowns from Victoria Kyriakides Spring 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Victoria Kyriakides

When brides shop for wedding dresses, they usually focus on the how they look in the gown – but how it feels is important as well. That’s why Victoria Kyriakides always makes sure comfort is a factor in her designs. Each dress is lined with a stretchable silk crepe satin line for a smooth feel that glides over each woman’s silhouette. Drawing inspiration from the construction of professional ballet costumes, soft cotton boning is used to contour the bodice of gowns, instead of a restrictive corset. 

However, prioritizing comfort doesn’t mean anything is lost in terms of style, with each dress of the new collection alluding to a subtle sensuality. "For spring 2018, I turned toward the romanticism of a French boudoir," says the designer.  "Inspired by French perfume bottles and their curved shape, each dress is created with impeccable structure to highlight the allure of a woman's silhouette." Three-dimensional lace is used expertly for looks that feel both romantic and contemporary. 

View more from the elegant collection in the slideshow above! For more wedding gown inspiration from bridal fashion week, click here. Also, be sure to check out our extensive photo galleries, which feature images of the wedding gowns chosen by real brides.