Top 10 French Wedding Dresses

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We’re bringing you all things beautifully French. If you’ve got a soft spot for all things bridal, and especially if ‘French lace wedding dress’ sets your heart aflutter, then you’re in for a treat!

French style wedding dresses have this uncanny ability to capture our hearts, right? There’s just something about that delicate lace, the romantic silhouettes, and the vintage charm that feels like a dream. Whether it’s the chic touch of modern design or the nostalgia of French vintage wedding dresses, French bridal couture never ceases to amaze.

Now, let’s talk designer names. We’ve been fawning over the latest collections from top French wedding dress designers, and let me tell you, they’re a dream! Rime Arodaky, Delphine Manivet, and Elise Hameau are just a few of the geniuses we’ve featured. Their designs? Absolute perfection.

So, brides-to-be and dreamers alike, grab your favorite mug (and maybe a croissant?), get cozy, and get ready to pin some absolute stunners to your Pinterest board. Dive in with us and let’s explore the magic of French bridal fashion together!

10. Alternative Peach Wedding Gown – Delphine Manivet

peach wedding dress by Delphine Manivet

This elegant peach gown made it into our top 10 due to its uniqueness. We love a coloured alternative for our brides. Making this gown extra special is the delicate scallop edged veil, because every bride needs a sensational veil photo in her wedding album.

Whether you are looking for bohemian beauty, Parisian glamour or a hint of retro influence, this designer is a must see.  As a French wedding dress designer who has created many celebrity French wedding dresses including Lily Allen, Delphine Manivet really does allow any style of bride to explore her feminine attributes in a modern and stylish way.

9. Two Piece Lace Wedding Dress – Fabienne Algama

Two piece lace wedding dress by Fabienne Algama

This flattering two piece number is a favourite of ours here at FWS, we are so happy that the two piece trend is still going strong. We adore the high waisted flattering skirt teamed with the capped sleeved lace crop top.

This designer has been featured on the blog many times before both as collections and as the outfit of choice in real weddings, welcome Fabienne Algama. Her collections usually feature Fabienne’s renowned attention to detail, exquisite use of lace and open backs all combined with a huge dose of relaxed fun.

8. Scalloped Edge Lace – Rime Arodaky

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We adore this scalloped edged lace wedding dress, perfect for a hot summer wedding on the French Riviera!

Rime Arodaky is known for her fierce femininity, creating dresses that stand out for all of the right reasons. Embracing Parisienne chic her French wedding dresses are unashamedly sexy and are all custom-made in France with a focus on fluidity and lace.

7. Unique Long Length Wedding Dress – Manon Gontero

Unique wedding gown

This two piece gown with exquisite lace detailing is a show stopper to say the least. Taking into consideration style and comfort its the perfect dress to say I Do!

Manon Gontero is a French wedding dress designer based in Marseille in the South of France. Manon creates tailor made-dresses for all women who what to be chic and feminine but with a hint of rebel about them. Manon focuses on personalised and custom French Wedding Dresses using natural materials such as Calais lace, silk crepe, tulle, mousseline to create unique and exquisite bridal gowns.

6. Fashion Forward Number – Paolo Corona

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We love a fashion forward bride and we can’t think of a better design to suit a modern yet chic wedding than this number by Paolo Corona. The cape is the icing on the cake with this gown!

Paolo’s designs can be described as “simplistic” yet complex. He loves to create pieces that offer the client the ability to play and wear as she wishes. Dress trains can detach and morph into a cape, invisible zippers allow a bride to go from “ceremony long” to “dancing short” and other exciting customisations that yield a final product specific to the brides taste and forever welcome in her wardrobe.

5. Two Piece Adele Wedding Dress – Alesandra Paris

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High tea weddings are certainly popular and this Adele wedding dress by Alesandra Paris is the perfect tea dress with a twist! Cool, stylish and sweet, perfect for any garden party wedding!

Alesandra is a fashion designer and trained in fashion schools and universities in France and the UK. After being unable to find the dream dress for her wedding, she made her own wedding dress and since then has fallen in love with wedding dress design and founded her bridal label in Paris in 2012. Alesandra seeks to create bridal wear that is simple, elegant and sophisticated, yet combines the highest quality of materials and craftsmanship. By combining the modern style, with a vintage touch and attention to details, she aims to make each wedding dress unique and one-of-a-kind.

4. English Rose – Celestina Agostino

Nautical inspired wedding in Provence

Even though Celestina Agostino is a French designer this gown reminds us of an English rose bride and we can’t get over how elegant it is.

Celestina Agostino creates custom-made wedding gowns in the heart of Paris. She’s known for her intuitive approach to design. Each consultation starts with an interview so that Celestina Agostino can get to know her client and create a gown that matches her personality making her service extra personal.

3. Backless Showstopper – Rime Arodaky

Backless Rime Arodaky wedding dress

We love a backless gown here at French Wedding Style and we can’t stop gazing at this long sleeve number, isn’t it just gorgeous? We know so many brides who would like to wear a long sleeve gown in the summer but most are much to hot but Rime Arodaky has created the perfect summer long sleeve robe!

Designer Rime Arodaky founded her store with the help of her team in 2011 in her hometown of Paris. Rime’s collections speak to women who challenge the status quo, and believe in the emancipation of the millennial woman.

2. High Waisted Long Robe – Elise Hameau

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The flattering style of this gown made it our second place winner, not only for its high waisted skirt and sleeveless top making it perfect for a warm summers day but also for its comfort and practicality, its the perfect wedding gown that you can also dance the night away in.

Elise Hameau has been the designer to watch ever since she debuted her very first bridal collection in Paris in 2012. Elise Hameau advocates a pure and sophisticated style, with a hint of nostalgia.

1. Audrey Hepburn Inspired Dress – Delphine Manivet

Stylish bridal style

Of course this stunning Audrey Hepburn inspired dress by Delphine Manivet had to be our number one. Not only did Audrey think Paris was always a good idea her style was adored by the world and we love that this wedding gown gives a nod to a bygone era. Perfectly elegant in every sense of the word!

French designer Delphine Manivet just wants to make women beautiful. Her designs are classic and feminine with a contemporary edge. After finding it difficult to find her own gown for her wedding day she decided to design her own which led her into a beautiful new career.

How much does a wedding dress cost in France?

The cost of a wedding dress in France can vary widely based on factors such as designer, materials used, and the intricacy of the design. Given the allure of French wedding dresses and the renown of Parisian bridal fashion, you can expect a range. For example, while a designer gown from renowned Parisian boutiques or labels, such as Rime Arodaky or Laure de Sagazan, might start from €2,500 and go up to €10,000 or even more, there are many lesser-known designers and bridal shops in Paris where you can find beautiful dresses for between €1,000 to €3,000. For brides on a tighter budget, there are also ready-to-wear collections or sample sales that can offer gowns for under €1,000. As with all bridal shopping, it’s essential to consider alterations, accessories, and any additional details, as they can add to the overall cost.

What is a French bustle on a wedding gown?

A French bustle, often referred to as an “under-bustle,” is a method used to gather up and secure the train of a wedding gown to allow easier movement post-ceremony. In essence, it’s about creating a beautifully draped look from the back of the dress by tucking the train under itself. The French bustle adds volume and depth to the gown, often accentuating the layered look of the skirt.

Using ribbons or ties hidden on the inside of the dress, the train is lifted and fastened at designated points, giving the back of the gown a cascading or ruffled appearance. For example, in the context of French wedding dresses, you might see a lace gown from a boutique in Paris, like Laure de Sagazan, that incorporates a soft and romantic French bustle. Or perhaps, an Alesandra Paris design that merges modern aesthetics with this traditional bustle technique, creating a harmonious blend of old and new. When shopping for bridal dresses in Paris, it’s not uncommon to find this elegant design feature, adding that signature touch of Parisian chic to the gown.


There you have it our list of top 10 French wedding dresses. I really hope that you’ve enjoyed scrolling through these images and hopefully your Pinterest board is now filling up nicely with some gorgeous wedding dress ideas!

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