How to Draw a Wedding Dress

Written by leslie rose
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How to Draw a Wedding Dress
Draw your fantasy wedding dress. (hand drawing image by Christopher Hall from

Maybe you want to draw a wedding dress because you're fantasising about your own wedding. Maybe you want to be a fashion designer. Or maybe you're just bored, and you want to draw something beautiful. Whatever your motives, a standard wedding dress (all white, shapely and symmetrical) is not a difficult subject to draw. Keep in mind as you draw that your subject should seem delicate. Draw with a light, slender line, and avoid making heavy marks.

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Things you need

  • Paper
  • Pencil

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  1. 1

    Draw the skirt of the dress. This will be the shape of a bell, as wide as you choose. Draw only the sides; leave the bottom and top blank.

  2. 2

    Draw an oval shape that swoops all the way around the bottom of the skirt. When you've drawn the full oval, erase the line through the back of the skirt, so that the oval appears to start at one side of the skirt and finish on the other side.

  3. 3

    Draw the top of the skirt upward in a line that curves inward gently at the waist, then back out over the torso. End the line at a point just below the spot where the arms would connect to the shoulders.

  4. 4

    Draw straight upward over the arms and end the lines at the shoulders, then draw inward toward the neck. This will be a sleeveless wedding dress; add sleeves later if you prefer.

  5. 5

    Connect the two sides of the wedding dress at the top with a scoop neck (a C on its side) or a v-neck.

  6. 6

    Add details to the dress as desired: flowers, ribbons, pleats, stitches, etc.

Tips and warnings

  • For an added element of realism, form a shadow on one side by shading the dress lightly around the edge of one side or the other.

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