Wedding dresses of the years

The white wedding dress that we are familiar with today only became tradition after Queen Victoria wore one for her wedding. Previous to this, women wore the most expensive dress that they owned for their wedding.  The symbolism of purity and virginity was therefore attached to the idea of a white dress during the Victoria era. Since then we have seen a variety of styles over the decades.

Queen Victoria's dress

Queen Victoria’s dress

1920s

1920s

1930s

1930s

1940s

1940s

1950s

1950s

1960s

1960s

1970s

1970s

1980s

1980s

1990s

1990s

2000 onwards

2000 onwards

Since the naughties most brides have opted for a fitted and strapless dress. However, in the last few years we have seen different skirt shapes come in such as the fishtail and mermaid. Brides are also starting to be a little more adventurous by looking to history for inspiration or having a coloured dress instead of the traditional white. Whatever dress you choose, make sure it is what you want and not some else’s idea of what you should wear. Your wedding dress should personify you on your special day and only you.

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